Friday, June 01, 2007

To Sleep, Perchance to Ferret Out Dreams

For quite a while, I was plagued with frequent insomnia. I'd wind down and attempt to go to sleep anywhere between midnight and 2:00 A.M. -- and I'd still be lying awake, tossing and turning, two or three hours later. Now I guess I'm making up for lost time, because I'm suddenly virtually sleep obsessed. For about the past week, I've been getting to bed before midnight and going right to sleep. I've been hating getting up in the morning, too, which isn't normally a problem. Around noon, I start thinking about the nap I'm going to take when I get home. Once home and properly napped, I wake up thinking I'd like to take another one. How nuts is that? The rest of the evening, I'm thinking about how comfortable my bed is and how much I'd like to be in it. This is totally crazy. I know it won't last long, and I know I'll be extremely well-rested when my normal routine returns.

We've been having lots of thunderstorms. I love them myself, but they're freaking my poor dog out. There was one yesterday afternoon that knocked my power out briefly. That kind, I'm not crazy about, but I do love the rain, wind, thunder, and lightning. Okay, the lightning not so much.

It's Friday -- TGIF -- which means it's the first day of my weekend. I always mean to get so much accomplished on the weekends. Most of the time, I don't get half of it done. I get easily sidetracked. If I mean to write, I could well end up reading instead. If I mean to clean out a closet, I might clean the windows instead. Bottom line, plans don't really mean a lot to me. Ultimately, I'm going to do whatever moves me at any given moment. It means that I often don't do what I meant to do, but I did do what I wanted to do. That works out pretty well for me.


Somebody's ferret took a wrong turn in his wanderlust two weeks ago and ended up in the washing machine. Luckily, it was a front-loading washer and he was rescued before the machine reached the spin cycle. The family also has a dog, which necessitates gating the ferret into one area of the house. The ferret's "mom" explained that the dog is bred to hunt vermin. "Are ferrets considered vermin?" she was asked. "I don't know," she answered, "but they look enough like them."

The rescued ferret was rushed to the veterinary hospital. When the husband suggested mouth-to-mouth en route, Ferret Mom said simply, "I'm not doing that."

The ferret made a full recovery and is back home. The vet noted that ferrets are very curious creatures and can get into just about anything. He recounted the story of another ferret who'd gotten his head too close to a vacuum cleaner hose and lived to "tell about it."

I've never wanted one, but that is one cute little critter. Hardy, too.

TWISTED LINGUISTICS


horrofying - An especially ominous, frightening horoscope.

a week heart - How long someone has to get a transplant.

deffintley - Really good, but finite.

Bob, to whom I was to marry - Youm should marry him anyway.

exclaimation - A condition in which one uses too many exclamation points.

thankul - An obscene gesture used, for example, to express your gratitude at getting cut off.

Mrs. Boudreaux had to lose weight ... she was toooo big, yeah. She went to see Doc Comeaux who put her on a strict regime. Doc said, "Miz Boudreaux, losing weight is not hard. Here is the diet -- eat what you want, as much as you want, anytime, for two days. Then, skip the whole third day. No food. Then, eat for two days. Then skip the whole third day. Keep that up for three weeks, then come see me. I expect you will lose at least five pounds."

Three weeks later, Mrs. Boudreaux went to see Doc Comeaux. The nurse weighed her, and she had lost THIRTY POUNDS! She was thrilled!

Doc said, "Mais, Miz Boudreaux, that is wonderful! Did you follow my instructions?"

Mrs. Boudreaux said, "Mais, yeah, Doc. But ahm tellin ya, I thought I was gonna drop dead on dat third day, me. Ai-yai, dat was tough, yeah."

Doc Comeaux said, "I assure you, Miz Boudreaux, nobody ever died from hunger in just one day."

Mrs. Boudreaux said, "Mais, no, Doc. Not from dat hunger, no! From dat skippin!"

Woman Pondering TGIF
















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I have a new eyeliner. I'm thinking about getting together with Johnny Depp later to compare notes. We'll try to contain our excitement.


Your Power Element is Water

Your power colors: blue and aqua
Your energy: deep
Your season: winter
Like the ocean, you evoke deep feelings and passion.
You have an emotional, sensitive, and spiritual soul.
A bit mysterious, you tend to be quiet when you are working out a problem.
You need your alone time, so that you can think and dream.



27 comments:

Kanrei said...

Must be the full moon. I have been out every night this week by 1 am.

Planning to get things done on the weekend is what weekdays are for. Weekends are for forgetting those plans until Sunday night, swearing at yourself for forgetting to get things done, and planning to correct the problem next weekend.

Kanrei said...

PS- There is help for this Johnny Depp fixation you have. I am sure you have no interest in the cure, but there is one out there.

Roxan said...

***Your Power Element is Water***


Your power colors: blue and aqua

Your energy: deep

Your season: winter

Like the ocean, you evoke deep feelings and passion.
You have an emotional, sensitive, and spiritual soul.
A bit mysterious, you tend to be quiet when you are working out a problem.
You need your alone time, so that you can think and dream.


Poor little ferret.

Yes, she does have a Johnny Depp fixation. I have been forbidden to change a certain avatar because of it. LOL

Serena Joy said...

You plan the same way I do, Kan. I like that.:) Listen up, though -- if you do ANYthing about putting me in Johnny Rehab, I will hunt you down and hurt you. Word.

I don't think either of us is Winter, Roxan. I know I'm not. Still, it pegged us pretty well. And -- thank you for understanding my addiction and enabling me. I owe you.:)

Kanrei said...

SJ has been signed up for Depparations- A Johnny Depp Treatment Center for those obsessed with the fake British accent. In only 52,000 week we can help you get over the addiction to talent and good looks. It only costs 5,000 a week so imagine the bargin we are offering you to retrieve your life.

There is help out there. The frist step is admitting you have a problem.

Kanrei said...

The second step is spelling FIRST correctly.

Serena Joy said...

I did NOT sign up. It's identity theft! I do not have any problem that I don't enjoy wallowing in. Hell, no, I won't go! Do not even attempt to help me, Kan. Good God, have you been possessed by Dr. Phil?:)

Kanrei said...

A Gift for Serena

Top cat said...

It's great you're finally catching up on your sleep.
I can't stand those nights when you turn from side to side, back and side again and nothing seems to work.

I agree with karei's comment on planning on weekend chores.

I enjoy your pictures very much.:)

The Boudreaux stories always make me laugh.

Your Power Element is Water

Your power colors: blue and aqua

Your energy: deep

Your season: winter

Like the ocean, you evoke deep feelings and passion.
You have an emotional, sensitive, and spiritual soul.
A bit mysterious, you tend to be quiet when you are working out a problem.
You need your alone time, so that you
TGIF..lol
tc

Corn Dog said...

Hey I posted something and it disappeared.

Steve G said...

You don't want a ferret. You need to get yourself a marten. If I had known, there was one available in my backyard today. I got his picture, but had to box and carry him down the street. Don't want him growing up here and chewing on my cables.

Serena Joy said...

Good catch, Kan. Thanks!

Thanks and thanks, TC. Yep, those restless nights are awful. Another kindred Water spirit; interesting.

Aw, I'm sorry, CD. I've heard that Blogger's been eating comments. I hate it that it got yours.

I don't think I've ever seen or heard of a marten, Steve -- until I saw the picture on your site. Cute!

Top cat said...

I forgot about the ferret.
When I was at the pet store yesterday one of the workers pulled one out of his hammock.
He was soooo cute!
I WANT ONE!
Have a good night.:)
yep another water and moon spirit.
tc

G-Man said...

Ferrets are not as cute as they look..
They are not very loveable...
But you Serena Joy...
You are stunningly Beautiful!!!
You have a great smile...
And the hair!!!
I love these little candid shots.xoxox

Serena Joy said...

Aw, are you gonna go get a ferret, TC? They are so cute! There will be water falling from the sky tonight and still plenty of moonlight -- yep, we're in good shape, still in our element.

Galen, you sweet thing. You need glasses, don't you? LOL. Or maybe it's just the moon. But thank you! Rut-row, ferrets got a bad rep? That's too bad, because they ARE cute. Have a great weekend!

tfg said...

Your glasses definitely give you the naughty librarian look.

Serena Joy said...

LOL, T. Let me know if you need any help finding a book.:)

Roxan said...

I'm really more of an autumn myself. Johnny Depp is okay to fixate over. If it had been someone who looks like Keith Richards, you'd be on your own my dear. LMAO

Corn Dog said...

Dang it. I just said I don't like guys who can put on make up better than me or who have better hair. Jack classifies in both categories

littlebirdblue said...

horrofying--
When you put on that totally trampy skirt and it doesn't do your legs any favors, but you still get raunchy offers from all the wrong guys.

Or is that whorifying?

Serena Joy said...

No worries, Roxan. I would never take up with a guy who snorts his dad.:)

Oh, Lord yes, he qualifies, CD. He always inspires me to go heavier on the eyeliner. Kind of makes me want dreads, too. LOL.

I think it might indeed be whorifying you're thinking of, Littlebird -- as long as you're not talking about one of MY trampy skirts. Evidently, I'm too old for the raunchy offers. I haven't had any this week.:)

ThatGreenyFlower said...

I've been out cold by 11:00 and then Better Half has to get out the wife tongs to pry me out of bed at 07:00. Awful. I need an infusion of zest.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Hey, I'm Earth. No other Earthlings here yet, are there? Dig this:

"Your power color: yellow

Your energy: balancing

Your season: changing of seasons

Dedicated and responsible, you are a rock to your friends.
You are skilled at working out even the most difficult problems.
Low key and calm, you are happiest when you are around loved ones.
Ambitious and goal oriented, you have long term plans to be successful."

I think it's really just saying that I have a big round butt.

Serena Joy said...

Greeny, if you find out where to get the zest infusions, please let me know.

Yep, you're our first Earthling so far. Listen, I saw your henna tattoo. You do NOT have a big round butt.:)

pinkhippo said...

Sherry,

The results shows that we have the same Power Elements... :)

I enjoy your TWISTED LINGUISTICS so much... skip skip skip, I mean my supper... lol

Have a nice weekend. :

puerileuwaite said...

Ferrets aren't squirrelly enough to be my kinda pet.

Serena Joy said...

What fun, PH; another water baby. Glad you're enjoying TL. It's practically addicting hunting them down.:)

Puggy, I have scads of squirrels in my back yard. Want one?