Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I should be sleeping

It's 12:32 a.m. and here I am sitting at the computer instead of sleeping. Do I have a day off tomorrow and so I'm living it up our here in cyberspace? I just can't sleep and I have to be up and in the shower at 4:00 a.m. This is the pits. I have tried every trick I know and it's just not working. So here I am....let the rambling begin.

We are in the process of trying to find a dog for out family. I've never really had dogs but I like them and hubs and Blake have been wanting one for a long time. We're trying really hard not to get one on a impulse. We want to make sure it fits our family.

Part of the reason I can't sleep is because I can't get my mind to shut off. I keep running through all the things in my life that just aren't getting done. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever get it all under control.

Blake is starting to take an interest in learning to read so we bought Hooked on Phonics. He's started to try to sound out words wherever we are and it's so cute. We were in the store today and he was trying to sound out Pharmacy. As I try to help him learn this skill I wonder how any of us learn to read with all these different rules in the English language. It's so fun to see his mind just working away as he tries to figure it all out.

Well, I guess that it's for now. I'm going back to bed to try again. Some sleep is better than none right?


Yvonne said...

I hate when I can't fall asleep. It is so annoying.

Hope you got some rest.

Nancy Face said...

I'm sorry you couldn't sleep! :(

When my son was learning to read, the word "pharmacy" made him SOOO mad! He insisted that it was PARMACY, and if he was going to say it the way I did, then it had to be spelled FARMACY!

Melissa said...

I love it when kids learn to read! There is something so exciting about watching them figure each new sound out!!
I'm sorry you were up late... I had that problem last night... body was tired, brain was not. SIGH...
As for a dog... we loved our dogs. It was a great thing. Leaving them in Oregon will always be a bitter memory (the people here wanted $500 per dog in pet deposit... we just didn't have $1000 :*()

Magirk said...

Oh man. Sorry about the lack of sleep. :( That IS the pits!! And I know how it goes! Hope you get some good sleep, eventually, but hopefully SOON.

Good luck on the dog search. ;)

And the reading! I have mixed feelings about all that with our 4-yr-old. I haven't felt up to very many challenges lately, and that one sounds really daunting to me right now.

Elaine said...

oh, this was me on sunday night! I can't get food storage off my mind and I keep waking up thinking of new things and making plans.

Kimberly said...

A dog and learning to read? Big doings!

Amber said...

Ahhh, I, too am a ramblign insomniac and have been awake since 4:30 a.m. Here's for hoping you surive your day on only a few hours of sleep!

Mo Mommy said...

That was me last week, I feel ya.
Once kids start to get the hang of it it's crazy. My son sounds out everything he can and it leaves me standing there in shock sometimes.

Hooked on Phonics said...

The team at Hooked on Phonics came across your blog and wanted to say how thrilled we are to hear that your son has started using our Learn to Read program.

We wish you continued success and look forward to hearing more wonderful reading success stories!

Hooked on Phonics