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#SoCS – Dreaming Through


It’s been a tiring year, 2019 has. Aside from the fact that I had so many great plans that got knocked to the ground, partially because I’ve been tired, I’ve slept in a lot this year. More than any other year, I think.

I used to be able to wake up to the music on my phone. It was a nice way to wake up. To a song I liked. But then, because I was tired, I started not only sleeping through my alarm, I’d dream that I was at a concert, watching the song played live.

That wouldn’t do–I had to keep driving Alex to school because I wasn’t getting up in time to feed him (before 5am) so he could catch the bus. So I added an alarm. One with a tune I didn’t like. One that came with the phone.

For a while that worked, until my tired brain figured out how to turn off the alarm I didn’t like and leave the song on.


I added an even more obnoxious tune. That got me up.

But then I figured, okay, I can sleep while Alex is feeding (he’s tube-fed), and just set another alarm to get me up when his feed’s finished so I can get him off to school.

Except guess what I did?

Yep, I chose another song.

And started dreaming through it.

FINE, then.

I switched that for another obnoxious noise to get me out of bed before the bus comes.

Which worked …

For a while.

Last week I slept through that a total of THREE mornings. Out of FOUR! Monday was a holiday!

I think I just need for it to be 2020 already.

Surely I won’t be as tired.


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

32 thoughts on “#SoCS – Dreaming Through

  1. Praying you aren’t! ❀ being tired sucks so much!


  2. Sleeping through all those alarms and songs are signs you definitely need more sleep. I’m a night owl by nature, so I understand the lure of late nights, but they will take a toll after a while. Back when I had to get kids up for school and/or go to work, I just couldn’t do many late nights. I had to turn off the TV or get off the computer earlier. Then, I’d fall asleep reading something easy. In a pinch, I’d sneak in a nap somewhere, but that wasn’t as good as good solid sleep. Take care of you, Linda.


  3. Always so hard to get self-care in our lives, isn’t it? Hoping you can get some soon.


  4. Oh goodness, I’m concerned that you’re sleep-deprived…yes, you’ve now got a “fretter fan” πŸ™‚ ❀


    • I am sleep-deprived, but I can do better. Feel free to wag your finger at me. ❀ And thanks so much for your concern, Avia. πŸ™‚


      • You’re most welcome, Linda–you, and a bunch of others are my family here, and I do have fretting in my DNA…a blessing and curse, hah! Take good care, and have a blessed week πŸ™‚ ❀


  5. Linda, I hope you find some time to truly relax and maybe dream really soothing dreams that prepare you for the coming day. You have a lot on your shoulders which tells me you are a pretty tough cookie. I would sleep through songs, too. I need something annoying to get me out of my warm bed.


  6. When you need rest, I don’t think a song will do it. I love how you work them into a dream. How about a ringing telephone wake up noise?


  7. I pray you find a workable solution to your dilemma and get the rest you desperately need!


  8. WAKE UP, LINDA!!! Now, every morning you need to wake up, just read that reminder and it’ll wake you right up. …Wait….


  9. I hope you can find a way to get more rest. Or, find a song that is much worse. Do you like opera?

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  10. I am sorry you are so exhausted, Linda. To sleep through your alarm is rather amazing. I wish I could do that sometimes.

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  11. Rest. Somehow you need a complete switch off, Linda. And I know that is nigh on impossible in your situation… πŸ’œ wish you find a way πŸ™πŸ½

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  12. Oh, I do hope you find a way to get enough sleep soon.

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  13. Like me you stay up late. That said you do have a lot on your plate and that early morning sleep is probably the sleep you need. Life’s hard , job, Alex and your Mum goodness life is hard. Be kind to yourself try and get a break πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  14. Rest, healthy food and maybe complements might help you, Linda.

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  15. I feel that you need a lot more rest than what you’re getting.

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