Is anyone else having trouble sleeping?

Or is it just me?

I woke up early, like 4 AM early. I had a fitful sleep and tossed and turned all night.

I decided to just get up. Made some bacon and had breakfast, now having a cup of coffee and trying to start my day.

I have a bit of a migraine. Im sure coffee wont help it. But oh well. Maybe its just a bad headache and not a migraine.

Did anyone else have trouble sleeping last night?

My thoughts were racing. I couldn’t settle down no matter what I tried.

I finished my current book, daddys little soldier by Maggie Hartley. It was a great read. I’ll do a review of it later on today.

A Med update!

I am writing a mini update on our med situation. I did ok with taking our night meds last night and tonight. I forgot the morning ones today though. I meant to take them, I actually thought about doing it but then I got distracted and I forgot to actually go take them. I’m happy I remembered the night ones for two nights running though. I take most of my meds at night. In the morning I only take keppra for my epilepsy and metformin for well I dont know why I am even taking it as my diabetes has been reversed, but my GP wanted to keep me on it anyway. Wondering why he made that choice! He said something about PCOS and how metformin stops the symptoms of that, but well, thats irrelavant as I dont have my ovaries any more! I got them removed 5 years ago! So I really dont know why I am taking it! Anyway. I take prazosin at night, and epilem and keppra, and sometimes fenergan if I cant sleep. If I can remember to take them at night, thats half the battle and I will be very happy. I did do one thing that one of my readers suggested and that was to ask my mom to call me when I am at home in my own house, and give me a gentel reminder to take them. She said she had no issue with doing that for me. So thats good. I’m happy she’ll do that for me. Other than that, I am also going to download the talking alarm clock app and try it out and I will also set my alexa for when I am at home, to remind me to take them. Thanks to all my readers for all of the really great tips. I appreciate all of you very much. I really should go to bed now but I probably wont go for a little while yet. I want to read my book for a while first. I started the new maggie hartley book daddys little soldier! I love it! I’m only on chapter 3 but its really good! A review of it will come once I am done with it!

Book review: Denied a mummy by maggie hartley

Just finished an amazing book, denied a mummy by Maggie Hartley.

Here’s the summary of the book, and my thoughts are below.

When Maggie’s latest placement arrives on her doorstep, the three young siblings have clearly been through unspeakable traumas in their short lives. Violent, malnourished and showing signs of sexualised behaviour, the two brothers and their big sister have been left to fend for themselves by their drug-addicted parents. Maggie must use all of her skills and experience as a foster carer to help these damaged siblings to learn to be children again. With much love, care and patience, their behaviour gradually starts to improve, and social services start looking for a forever family for them.

But alarm bells start to ring when Maggie meets the couple who have been matched to adopt the siblings. It is clear that they’re looking for the perfect ready-made family, and they’re not going to get it with these vulnerable brothers and sister. Despite raising her concerns with social services, Maggie is powerless to prevent the adoption from going ahead, and she must put aside her own fears to help the siblings settle in with their new parents. But she can’t shake the feeling of dread as she waves them good-bye.

Six months later, Maggie’s worst nightmares come true when she learns that the children have been handed back to the care of social services following the breakdown of the adoption. Maggie must fight to get the children returned to her, but is it too late to undo the damage that has been done?

My thoughts…

An absolutely fabulous read. Gripping, a page turner. This book you wont be able to put it down! It was heartbreaking in parts, uplifting in parts, an overall great read! You cheer as the children progress, you cry with them, laugh with them, I highly recommend you read this one! It will not disappoint!
Its available on audible, kindle and in paperback.

Reading and sleeping

So I slept well after therapy. I decided to go to bed in the afternoon, and rest. So I did that, I read for a while, but I wasn’t able to read for long. I fell asleep pretty quickly. And I slept for a few hours. I had to get up to see to nitro a few times, but each time I went right back to bed again. My mom called me a few times too but I was expecting that so I didn’t mind and was still able to get my rest in.

It felt good to be able to sleep. I feel replenished now. I think good healing happens when we sleep. I firmly believe that to be true. I really feel good now that I am awake and up for the day. I know its still the middle of the night here, its 2:15 AM. But I woke and had enough sleep so got up.

I’m still not finished my book, denied a mummy by Maggie Hartley. I am slowly getting there. I read four chapters yesterday. I am loving it. Its a really intense book but also really good. I am going to try to finish it today. I have so many books to read. Once I am done reading it I will do a review of it on here.

Well I am going to go make myself a cup of coffee and sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the early morning. I love early mornings. I hope everyones having a good evening whatever your doing.

Currently reading…

Denied a mummy by Maggie hartley.

Its a great read. A very sad book. But so so good. I will review it once I am done. Hoping to be finished by the weekend.

Highly recommend this book to everyone. If you’ve never heard of Maggie Hartley, she’s a UK foster parent who writes about her experiences of fostering kids.


#JusJoJan prompt 1st january 2019

I decided to participate in Linda G hills Jusjojan prompts!

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 1st, is whatever you want to write.

Here are the rules:

1. Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for January 1st, 2019.

2. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but its never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the jot it part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesnt have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list) counts as a jot. If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

3. Ill post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). You dont have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. Youll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers entries the more you visit others, the more theyll visit you! Note: The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing youre going to title it, right? Theres your jot!

6. The prompts will appear every day thats neither a Wednesday nor a SaturdaySaturdays JusJoJan prompt will be Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Youll find the list of prompts below. Remember, you dont have to use the prompts. Please write whatever inspires you.

7. If youd like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

8. Have fun!

And now, to what I am going to write…

First off, I’m late, but as they say, better late than never, right?

Its 1 AM. I cant sleep. Probably because I napped earlier. I probably shouldnt have done that. But my philosophy is, if your tired, and you dont have anywhere to be or anything that needs doing, then its perfectly ok to nap!

I’m glad I did! I needed it! Rest is good!

Tomorrow I can have another rest day. I have nowhere to be. Nothing to do. I can read and hopefully finish my book. Yay. I am loving my book, denied a mummy by Maggie Hartley. She’s great. Her books are amazing, I highly recommend them if you’ve never read one of them you should!

Ok well, time to go make some coffee! Sleep wont be coming for me any time soon so…I can feel free to drink my yummilicious flavoured coffee! Its delicious!


I started a new book

So I started a new book this morning. Its called sold to be a wife, and is by maggie hartley. Maggie hartley is a UK foster parent. She writes about her foster kids. I’ve read 3 chapters of the book so far and I really like it. I think its going to be a really great read. I have been up since 7:30. Nitro woke me up. He wanted to go out. Its freezing here today. I think it was minus 2 last night. I actually slept really good last night. I went to bed quite early, at like 9:30. I took my night meds and went to bed and slept really well. I woke up at around 1:30 and stayed up for half an hour or so then went right back to bed. I will probably read most of the book today. Its a six hour book so I can probably finish it in one day.