It turns out my husband wasn't kidding about my snoring. In fact, I will never again complain about him wearing ear plugs at night. All those years I thought he was just trying to get out of getting up with crying babies and barking dogs!
I need to nominate this poor man for sainthood! My sleep study showed that I basically snore non-stop all night long. When I looked at the print out, it showed some areas that were solid with snoring. Sheesh!
The doctor said that I just have a mild case of sleep apnea, although I woke on average about 13 times per hour. My REM sleep was less than normal, probably due to frequent waking, I guess.
After much discussion, we decided that I will come in for another study next Friday night, and try using a cpap machine to see if it relieves the snoring. She said that is likely my biggest issue.
Of course, dropping some weight would probably help, although I remember my first husband telling me I snored (which I never believed!) and that was over 35 years ago, and I was a normal weight!
Anyway, I am so tired of being exhausted when I wake up that I'm willing to get hooked to a machine if it will help me sleep. The doctor said some folks find that using the machine gives them new energy, which leads to a desire to exercise and eventual weight loss. That would be a nice bonus!
Mother's Day photo
We had such a lovely time last weekend. Jessica and Brandon arrived right around lunch time on Saturday and we visited awhile before leaving for Powell's Book Store. I found a driving map of France and a copy of Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island, which I've been wanting to read for ages!
Later, Jessica's best friend Elisa, and her husband Jeremiah, came over for barbecued salmon and burgers. It was such a treat to hang out with the "kids" and catch up on their lives. The two couples went out later, and I went to bed feeling satiated; joy filled, and fully blessed.
On Sunday, we all got up fairly early and I fixed breakfast while David and Brandon talked golf and the girls serenaded us . . .
As we gathered around the table, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. My girls were home, our first Mother's Day together in five years, and I truly felt all was right with my world. We all enjoyed meeting Brandon and getting to know him. He and Jess seem like a very good match. Time will tell . . .
Just before Jessica and Brandon left, the girls gave me their gifts. Jess wrote a beautiful poem "When I smell lilacs, I think of you", which made me alternately laugh out loud and cry. Kailyn gave me a darling homemade card and a book Jane Kirkpatrick wrote about Hulda Klager called, "Where Lilacs Still Bloom". She knew I would love it! Neither of them knew the other was doing something related to lilacs, and it was such a special bonus!
David, Kailyn and I left for church, and on the way, I decided I needed to have photos of each of the girls with the newest lilac I bought at Hulda Klager's. I called Jess and asked her if Brandon would take a picture for me.
|Kailyn with our new little lilac!|
Surprisingly, the time passed quickly as I cheerfully traveled down the highway singing along with the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. Once I was home, I texted Kailyn to let her know, and was snug in my bed by 10:30!
What a lovely weekend!