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#1 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:38 AM

hi.  feel yuk. cant sleep. fml.

anyone else?

#2 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:42 AM

LOL yes, but where I am it's 1:45pm. Does it count that I am really tired and wish I was in bed tho?

#3 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:44 AM

haha it wouldn't usually count but I see you have a baby so yep it counts biggrin.gif

#4 madmother

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:45 AM

Yes. Incredibly heavy rain on and off for last hour on tin roof = me + DS2 awake.

#5 tonfrog

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:45 AM

Me too - woken up by the small pink one fallen between the wall and the bed. Damn hotel beds on castors that roll away from the walls.

#6 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:47 AM

oh mm I love rain on tin roofs (roofs doesn't look right as a word to me but eh its almost 3am).

tonfrog oh ouchies!

#7 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

googling 'do it yourself occupational therapy' at 3am.  yay for the never ending search for Special Needs answers :/

#8 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:52 AM

LOL Thanks! My DS was awake most of Friday night with gastro and then last night my DD was restless. It's been a long weekend wink.gif
Right now I am using the TV as a babysitter for DS (bad mummy), DD is napping and I am trying to stay awake while attempting to finish a dance flyer (DH is working on sunday - boo!). As you can see I am doing more wasting time, than actual work... wink.gif

I miss the sound of rain on tin. I love that sound.

#9 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:56 AM

well make sure to get some rest in there - never know it might be another one of those nights tonight.  xx

#10 madmother

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:59 AM

I just hope the 13 year old copes with school today. Poor little bugger.

#11 madmother

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:00 AM

Oh, and I normally love the sound too, but not when it sounds like a freight train running over you!

Or maybe a heard of drunken elephants performing Riverdance?

#12 Percoriel

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:02 AM

Its 8am here. Hope you are now asleep.

Should really go get child ready for school, I guess.

#13 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:07 AM

meh. Im spending my night pacing the garden - the sky is clear, stars and moon are bright, weather is still and warm (SoR perth).  My life sucks and I am contemplating all the ways it sucks lol.  have taken a sleeping tablet and it didn't work, not that I really gave it chance.  Oh well :/

#14 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:09 AM

nice to see Im not the only one awake.  going to switch of the computer now. see if that helps haha.

#15 ~~~

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:15 AM

A night full of discomfort, one week overdue and still no bubba glare.gif  I'll have to get the kids up soon and I'm waiting to hit some kind of wall where I fall asleep standing up.... At least now I have had brekkie and am going to grab a nice hot shower....

#16 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

I'm awake and fed up. Got some sort of tummy wog + pregnancy insomnia. So when I start getting sleepy, I have to get up for the loo, then I'm wide awake again. Arrgh going to feel like rubbish tomorrow sad.gif

#17 Cherish

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:32 AM

Ive been up since. 530.
Waiting for the tribe to wake up and the circus to begin!

#18 madmother

Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:35 AM

Was 3am here when we woke.

Now 5.35am.

FBing too.

#19 FeralMinx

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

sucky sleepless nights suck.

#20 madmother

Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

I hear ya! Was hoping to get more but madness started with a phone call at 7am! Aaaarrgghh!

#21 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

hehe misery loves company - reading this thread is making me feel marginally better original.gif

So knackered today, I keep expecting my head to fall on my keyboard with a big thunk.

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