FOR INSOMNIACS AND OWNERS OF BARKING DOGS – Marilyn Armstrong

Come Sleep, O Sleep ... Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, The indifferent judge between the high and low; With shield of proof shield me from out the press Of those fierce darts Despair at me doth … Continue reading FOR INSOMNIACS AND OWNERS OF BARKING DOGS – Marilyn Armstrong

MORPHEUS, YOU HAVE CLAIMED ME – Marilyn Armstrong

Bonnie barked all morning and I fell back into total exhaustion fast. I got up, poured coffee, and promptly fell asleep with the computer in my lap. I woke up eventually believing the patriots were winning their game 287 to 3 (it was just 13 to nothing). Garry brought me a coke and went off … Continue reading MORPHEUS, YOU HAVE CLAIMED ME – Marilyn Armstrong

AT LEAST SOMEONE IS GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP – Marilyn Armstrong

Usually, Bonnie crashes at about 11 at night and won't wake up short of being shaken awake until early morning. This has become normal, and for a few nights, I just didn't bother to wake her for her late-night snack. Last night, she woke up. When late-night snack time came around, she was climbing up … Continue reading AT LEAST SOMEONE IS GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP – Marilyn Armstrong

WHEN THEY CANCEL YOUR MEDICATIONS – Marilyn Armstrong

I really wanted to somehow fit this into one of the many prompts going around, but nothing fit. Sorry. Twice during the past two weeks, medication on which I depend -- and could afford -- have been discontinued. The loss of Demerol wasn't a big surprise. It's an old medication and not many people use … Continue reading WHEN THEY CANCEL YOUR MEDICATIONS – Marilyn Armstrong

AND AFTER ALL THE TESTS … Marilyn Armstrong

After Garry and I left our car with the valet at UMass Memorial, I looked at Garry and commented: "I should have just gone to an eye doctor." Considering all the testing and checkups, you'd think I'd have a diagnosis. Nope. I know just what I knew when this round of medical visits began. This … Continue reading AND AFTER ALL THE TESTS … Marilyn Armstrong

TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM – BY ELLIN CURLEY

My son recently got a very cool new ‘toy’ for his house. A "Sleep Number Bed." He raved about it and had us test it when we went to visit. Tom was instantly smitten. And why not? It has two separate remote controls for each of us AND it connects to the internet via an … Continue reading TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM – BY ELLIN CURLEY