Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Spoke too soon

    Last week it seemed as though insomnia was beaten and I could look forward to life without tiredness. Wake-up time was heading past 6 o'clock and all seemed well. Shame it didn't turn out that way.
    So I'm back to waking up around four o'clock. It's been four nights in a row now, since Friday. Amitryptiline doesn't seem to touch it just at the moment and I hate the spaced feeling from Zopiclone, but I may just have to put up with it.
    Left alone in the dark with only my gender issues for company, not a good place to be. I have three choices, keep my wife awake with my restlessness, try to read something and fall asleep, or get up and waste some time on the PC. I've settled on reading, as the most comfortable. Kathy Reichs is an author I've only recently discovered, plenty of back catalogue to get through. Her heroine is like Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote, everywhere she goes, people meet untimely and violent ends. The moody cop character should figure out that she's the common thread in all these crimes and lock her up.
    It's upsetting, not being able to deal with insomnia. I have that terrible feeling again of being on a slow but steady descent into a world beyond my control, and I don't like it. Screwing up my own life is one thing, doing the same for my wife is unacceptable.
    I am however pleased to notice the earlier dawn as the season changes. Within a few weeks even with daylight saving it'll be light not long after I wake up. My city can be very beautiful in the early morning and I should take full advantage of the opportunity to see it.

9 comments:

  1. I *love* Kathy Reichs! Been reading since Deja Dead back in the late nineties and have all but the latest book... I can't decide though if Tempe (how *do* you pronounce that?) is the common thread and should be locked up for everyones good, or if she should be sectioned for always getting into dangerous situations :)

    Stace

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  2. She's one of those discoveries where you have to go back and read all the books in order, isn't she. And you'd think she'd learn to carry a gun or something, the n'th time she's attacked!

    Is it pronounced "tempie"? Mrs. J thinks so.

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  3. Yes they are - otherwise you miss the sub stories that go from one book to the other.

    And that was my interpretation as well...

    Stace

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  4. Deja Dead was great, so much of an improvement over Patricia Cornwell.
    Out of female protagonists, Peter Tremayne's sister Fidelma seems consistently undervalued, though maybe historical detection is something of an acquired taste.

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  5. Oh yes, in a much higher league than Patricia Cornwell! Scarpetta's niece in particular gets so annoying!

    Mrs. J is well ahead of me in the Kathy Reichs series so I have a bit of catching up to do.

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  6. "Peter Tremayne's sister Fidelma seems consistently undervalued, though maybe historical detection is something of an acquired taste."

    (Googles in a spare moment...) OK, never encountered her. One to seek out in the bookshop, thanks!

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  7. Tempe, Arizona is pronounced TEM-pee, so if the name is related, then there you go.

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  8. In this case it's a shortening of "Temperance" bestowed on the unfortunate protagonist as a first name.

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  9. Jenny, the worst time for me to wake up is at 3-4 AM. It seems that it is very hard at that point to get back to sleep. I've found that taking a 4 hour Chlor-Trimeton. The 4 hour version is over-the-counter in most areas here. Very effective for me and I don't feel wiped out when I get up in the morning. I ALWAYS take a Nighttime Tylenol before going to bed. Been taking those for years. Virtually solved my sleep problems. Turned me from a zombie into a functional tranny.

    Calie xx

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