Lucie’s New Relaxation Techniques – Part 2

Being a tad sleep deprived lately, I decide last night to cuddle up with the Princess thinking, “maybe, a little body warmth and snuglin’ will do the trick!”


Yeah, right!


I’m not even into the first 5 minutes of REM sleep, when the Princess starts coughing and hacking, jarring my sleepless self out of what I thought was a nice cozy dream.


“Oh swell”, I mumble to her in my state of sleepiness, “you ate something with dairy in it last night, didn’t you, hun?” I ask her with a bit of an attitude.


“Yes,” she groggily answers.


“Remember”, she asks, “We had those milkshakes at McDonald’s?”

“You better sleep in your own bed tonight,” she continues, “You’ve got a bad case of “Jimmy Legs” and you’re keeping me awake.”


I’ve got Jimmy Legs and I’m keeping her awake?

It’s a dam miracle I’m not walking around with permanent body tics, for Chriminy sakes! But what do I know?


“No problem, Hun”, I brusquely mumble back to her, “I’ll just go sleep in the garage next to the cat’s litter box.”


I’m stumbling back to my bedroom and thinking to myself, “For Pete’s sakes, I’ve got a friend who thinks I need to learn how to breathe better, an endocrinologist who suspects I’m bi-polar, a rheumatologist who seriously believes I have some “sleep issues” and a bunch of friends and relatives who have concluded that I’m a ‘tad oversensitive’ because I cry at the drop of a hat.”


Over-sensitive? Yah think I’m a smidgen over-sensitive, People?


For Chriminy sakes! It’s a miracle there’s not a little white van waiting to whisk me away to some funny farm where I can frolic and play with other sensitive individuals with breathing issues!


I could be wrong, but I think I need a new endocrinologist, a cat that doesn’t whine, a quieter neighborhood and a FULL night’s sleep!


But what the hell do I know?


I’m not breathing too good these days and probably not getting enough oxygen to my brain to think too clearly, as well!


Have a good one, People!


And remember: Be kind to one another. We’re all frolicking on the same funny farm of life and just a van away from being picked up ourselves.




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I'm a retired special ed teacher, born in upstate NY, who spent most of my adult life in the SF/Bay Area and moved to the Olympic Peninsula of WA in June of 2017. At the encouragement of family and friends, who followed my silliness on my FB page, I started this blog a few years ago. I try to keep my topics as humorous as possible (because I believe "LIFE" is pretty serious these days), but will, on occasion write about more solemn subjects. I sincerely appreciate all who take the time and effort to read and make comments and am truly humbled when people actually "like" what I write. I do not participate in the "Wordpress awards" because I feel "awarded" when individuals actually read me and comment, but sincerely appreciate all of you who have considered me "award worthy" and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs, Lucie

10 thoughts on “Lucie’s New Relaxation Techniques – Part 2”

  1. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it,
    you’re a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back at
    some point. I want to encourage continue your great work, have a
    nice afternoon!

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    1. How very kind of you to say that. I am always honored (and actually quite humbled) when strangers actually read my silliness and sincerely like it. It truly is an honor. I’d love to be known as “an author” someday. Right now I’m pleased at being an old fashion “story teller”….I publish every Tuesday. Please feel free to drop by any time!! 🙂 And thanks, agin, for your kind comment!!! 🙂


  2. You poor little thing. I’ll make room for you in the van and even let you borrow my ultra-soft, turtle pillow when we get to the funny farm. 😀 On a more serious note, I sincerely hope everything improves for you, Lucie, in the sleep and health area. xo


    1. Thanks, E! I think we’re gonna have a full van, Kiddo! Life continues to bring us new adventures every day. Right now, we’re dealing with my Mom’s hospital admittance -hard when everyone lives so far away, ya know? She’s a little character,though, and I’m hopeful she’ll do fine…..

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    1. Yah, Turkey, I did!!! Beats being hooked up to a bunch of wires and monitored in some “strange room” with strangers staring at me all night, ya know?!:) (Actually, if I don’t get some sleep, soon, I’m gonna ask for some heavy duty drugs! I’m so sleep deprived, I’m getting “stupider” every day!!! But then YOU wouldn’t know about sleepless nights, now would you, Little Buddy??) 🙂

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