Friday, April 19, 2013

Sleepless in Branson

As we watch the weather in Wisconsin we have no desire to drive northward.  It's cold and rainy here, but at least there's no snow and the holding tanks won't freeze up.

I couldn't fall asleep last night.  It seems I have become a desert rat and this humidity is hard to breathe.  Some nights are worse than others and last night was a doozy.  I'd try to sleep and then get up and read...then repeat the routine a couple of times.

The thunderstorm hit and although it was nice to hear rain again (our first real storm since last September) it did remind me that this area had been hit by tornados not too long ago.

I was almost asleep finally when the Amtrak came chugging up our hallway.  At least that's what it sounded like.  I had the distinct feeling that it had somehow derailed and was heading our way.  This in and off itself wouldn't be too bad, it's when they blow the horn in my ear.  There seems to be an unwritten rule that all RV parks must be within a quarter of a mile from any existing train track.

It was sometime about 4:00 am when I finally settled into an unquiet slumber and slept until after 10:00am.  It's going to be a long day and one spent inside with the constant rain.  We had to hurry to have breakfast so we could be done in time for lunch.  I sure hate to miss any meals!  Although I'm pretty sure at my yearly physical in May the Doc will tell me that might be a good idea.

This presented itself as a good time to clean the fridge and defrost the freezer...always a fun job when you're in such a good mood.  I like to do this periodically; removing everything from the fridge and freezer, washing the walls and racks down, tossing out things past their prime and just tidying up in general.

Later today I'll probably shuffle some things around from one storage area (inside only) to another to maximize efficiency. Maybe not.  I'm not sure I have enough functioning brain cells to pull that off...or at least to remember where I put stuff.

I'm thinking it might be a good day to tackle that jigsaw puzzle I picked up in a previous park.  That's probably more suited to my lethargic state today.

Kiersten left her photo on my cell phone on our last visit...
this is the most "zombish" image I could find.  Oh kiddo...
you knew this photo would come back to haunt you!

Long Live the Queen of the Zombies

1 comment:

  1. I know just how you feel about not being able to fall asleep. Maybe tonight will be better for you. I think doing that jigsaw puzzle might be a good idea for today. It's a good way to get your mind and body mellowed out enough to sleep. I hope the rest of your day is good. Hugs, Edna B.