Monday, December 15, 2014

Which Is Why I Can't Sleep

I'm not known for being the best sleeper. Every so often, I have a really good night's sleep. But, mostly, I sleep for an hour or so, wake up for a few minutes (or more), and then doze again. I don't turn on a light because, if I do, I could be awake for the rest of the night. (I even walk to the bathroom, if the need arises, with my eyes closed.)

Thankfully, sunrise is still kind of late because it takes quite a bit of self-control (and a certain degree of exhaustion) for me to not get out of bed every morning to take pictures. This morning, I snapped 50 shots before putting the camera down and getting a bit more sleep.

THE FIRST PICTURE OF THE DAY FROM THE TERRACE.
CLOSER...
CLOSER...
AND CLOSER STILL.

BACK IN BED... BUT JUST ONE MORE SHOT.


I prefer my reason (this morning) for being unable to sleep.

30 comments:

  1. Well, I could get out of bed for those sunrises!

    Now, onto other matters: I have often felt that San Geraldo and Carlos could be related because they do and say many of the same things.

    But this:

    I sleep for an hour or so, wake up for a few minutes (or more), and then doze again. I don't turn on a light because, if I do, I could be awake for the rest of the night. (I even walk to the bathroom, if the need arises, with my eyes closed.

    ... is totally me! Oy!

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    1. Bob:
      Our [coupled] similarities are comical! Separated at birth(s)?

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  2. Not surprising, since you get out of bed and often stub your toe. It's hard to go back to sleep after your toe is hurting. lol

    saludos,
    raulito

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    1. Raulito:
      I haven't walked into furniture for... well... for DAYS!

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  3. Now if that isn't incentive enough to get up, nothing would be! Look at that sunrise! Stunning, Mitchell. It's so vibrant!

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    1. Jim:
      Unbelievably, I actually slept through sunrise today!

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  4. I'm not one to sleep in, but those sunrises would definitely be enough to get me out of bed.

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    1. Stephen:
      I used to be an early riser. Strange how that's changed. But maybe the sunrises will cure me of sleeping in.

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  5. Mitchell. If I had a such beautiful view I would not sleep at all.

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    1. Gosia:
      Some days (and nights) I find myself mesmerized by the view.

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  6. Mitchell, sorry you couldn't sleep, but it was to our benefit. What a fabulous view you have out your window from your bed. Awesome.

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    1. Linda:
      I sometimes take the view for granted, but just about every day there's something spectacular to see that makes me appreciate it all over again.

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  7. Nice shots of the sunrise... wonder if your lack of sleep last night was contagious... I woke up around 11:00 pm (I know, a lot of folks are just getting to bed then) and couldn't go back to sleep. But if either Bill or I sleep past 6am we feel like we've missed half the day ;-)

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    1. Sharon:
      I don't like sleeping so late (until between 8:30 and 10 lately) because I, too, feel like I've missed the day.

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    1. Andrew:
      I'm awe-struck by what I see some mornings. These photos aren't enhanced or adjusted either.

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  9. I would want to always get up to see the sunrise if I had this view.

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    1. Spo:
      I'm tempted to do so. I think it would be a much healthier to live... getting up early and heading out for a walk and workout on the beach.

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  10. Hey, hey, in that movie (from which you have the clip of la Barbra singing), her doctor's name is Dr. Chabot :) (I think it's that one.) Heh :) I don't run across my last name very often.

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    1. Judy:
      I completely forgot about that. The only other person I've ever known with that last name was someone from my high school.... whose family came from the Middle East.

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  11. I can't believe that you prefer all these glorious sunsets and sunrises and beaches and seaside and heat to my lovely, cold, white, bitter snow.

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    1. Knatolee:
      Oh, I think you're snow is absolutely glorious, too. But you can keep it!

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  12. I'm also an on-off sleeper throughout the night, and have been all my life. Sometimes have to get up to have a wee (your own time will come!). Meanwhile a current phase with one of my feline occasional visitors, Patchy, is sleeping in my bed with me the entire night - and he gets so annoyed (threatening growl) if I disturb him by my turning over. But he can sleep for a full eight hours despite him having already slept most of the daytime. I'm so envious.

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    1. Ray:
      Moose and Dudo just whine a little when they're disturbed. But Jerry has taken to closing the door at night... and for some odd reason, they only complain for a minute or two before walking away. I'm trying to understand the term "cat nap." If I "napped" like our cats (and Patchy), I'd be getting way too much sleep. Dudo can sleep for a solid 8 hours, too.

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  13. Its too bad sun rise isn't at 12pm lol. I really love these shots, see why you get up for them. My favorite is the last one though - the colors!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I wonder if I can put in a request. They changed sunrise for farmers years ago. Maybe it's time to change it for lazy people like me. It's an incredible view every day.

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  14. I'm sorry for your insomnia. That's very frustrating, though I'm glad to see you make such precious use of your time. We all benefit from the glorious sunrise photos.
    Love to you, Mitchell. xo

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    1. Robyn:
      My insomnia is no big deal. Sometimes I'll have a bad bout when I get only a couple of hours sleep, but I manage to do fine most of the time. Jerry is also an irregular sleeper. But he gets up and eats and reads and sits at the computer for an hour. I don't know how he gets back to sleep after all that; but he does.

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  15. I don't think I'd be able to sleep either with a sunrise like that winking at me...

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    1. Maria:
      And, amazingly, I've missed both sunrises since that one!

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