I said last week I would not post about the weather again---good thing I didn't promise!  BUT after four nights(I am writing this Tuesday of last week)  of listening to the dripping of the open faucets to keep the pipes from exploding, I need to vent.  I worked on getting just the right amount of drip coming from my faucets to conserve water, but prevent the threatened freeze.  I live in a small apartment and, as I have said before, I am a very light sleeper.  The drip- drip- drip took me to the very edge of the deep ravine of sanity.  I habitually live very close to that edge, and it does not take much to push me off that thin line.

Thankfully, I was able to keep my cool and figure out a solution to keep my sanity in tact.  I placed a washcloth right under the drip.  This padding muffled the fall of the water on the hard sinks.  Once the padding was in place, I was not aware of the open faucet with a slow drip.  THEN---all I had to worry about was the heater cutting on frequently and running for long periods of time.  Some times you just can't win.  BUT---FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS!

Instead of being annoyed by my interrupted sleep, perhaps I should say a prayer of gratitude for the running and clean water with a plentiful supply and power to run the heater I am fortunate to have.  How many times have I let the small nuisances get the better of me---when I am surrounded by the comfort of all my necessities being more than met?  SO--beginning tonight---I am going to try a little "Prayer of Gratitude" therapy when some annoying noise awakens me.  No matter what the noise, I have so much to be thankful for.  A change of attitude from grumbling to thankful will do my heart good and hopefully ease me back to sleep.  How many times have I fallen asleep praying?  This is one time I can pray and sleep without guilt since it is the entire purpose of my prayer.

Hope you all are sleeping peacefully, but if not---give my remedy a try.

"The Lord hears when I call to Him.

Tremble, and do not sin;

Mediate in your heart upon your bed, and be still."

Psalm 4:3-4

"In peace I will both lie down and sleep,

Psalm 4 :8



  1. Having an attitude of gratitude in all things goes a long way to having a good night's rest and a fresh outlook when the day dawns.
    Blessings, Lulu!

    1. We take WAY TOO MUCH for granted, Martha!


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