To Sleep Or Not

Sharing sleeping space with another human (or cat) is an adjustment. Not to give TMI but it really is.

Everyone has different sleeping habits.

Beachy Mimi is known for extreme sleeping.

Alot and often. The End.

Mr. Wonderful, however, is an early bird. As in 4 o'clock a.m.

After one day of trying to be a good wife and get up with him, I gave up.

4 o'clock a.m. doesn't exist for me, unless I am getting to go on a trip. Then I am so excited I'm not asleep anyway.

So, after two months, we have a system. Mr. Wonderful gets up, makes his coffee, showers, gets ready for work, brings me a coke and gives me a goodbye kiss.

I continue to sleep and when he calls me later in the morning to check on me I pretend to be up and dressed.

Stop that. It works for me.

I guess I still have some guilt over this, because in my stuporous state I try to have a conversation, like--"goodbye and have a good day". It's a battle, but I'm a soldier so I try.

Mr. Wonderful finds this lame attempt at conversation amusing.

Like this morning. He kissed me goodbye and I mumbled, "I'll take fries and a large coke."


Peeps, I sadly tell you that Mr. Gary PeepOne passed away today, Nov. 11, 2009.

GO HUG those you love and please keep PeepOne in your prayers.


The Beachy family is not well acquainted with condo/ownership rules and meetings, as was proven this weekend at the yearly owner meeting at the Florida condo.

First Clue--ALL the owners from the first floor were present. And vocal. And testy. Did I mention vocal?

Second Clue--All the first floor owners sat in a heap on one side of the room...opposite the owners of the second floor.

From this point on we'll refer to them as the "ones".

The owners of the second floor condos have a second bedroom. Obviously a point of envy from the "ones". We'll call these second floor owners the "twos".

Understand that many of these people NEVER come to stay at the condo, they are strictly rental units to them. This yearly owners meeting is about their only time to show up at the condo.

Point of Contention--The "ones" apparently think they are the have-nots and are out to be sure the "twos" don't get ANY concessions on any discussion.

Discussion is actually a nice term. Argument is more like it.

Long story, short version. Some of the "twos" wanted to add little air conditioning units to the upstairs bedrooms. It gets HOT in summer.

The "ones" opposed this because they want their units to rent (apparently harder to rent a one bedroom unit)first.

They had several points of argument...the noise pollution from the new air unit for all the "ones" (remember, they never stay there), leakage from air unit from the "two" condos to the "ones". This happened about 4 years ago for an unrelated reason and the two condo units involved are still fussing about it.

This situation went downhill fast and was facinating to watch...if not embarassing for the adults involved. They did not appear to BE embarassed. I was embarrassed for them.

The subject then changed to renovations and additions some people have (sneakily according to the "ones") made to their units. Facination...updated bathrooms. Obsession...bunk-beds under the stairs. When the "ones" found out a fellow "one" had discovered a way to add bunk beds and his unit was rented CONTINUOUSLY...they all DEMANDED to see said bunk beds and began mentally planning the upgrade to their own units. They decended on this poor man in a FLOCK...flapping and screeching and wanting to know who, what, when, how, and how much. These people have no boundries.

It made me glad I'm from Chaos, Nowhere, USA. In a house. With Mr. Wonderful. No "ones" or "twos". And, a good air conditioner.

Life Can Change In A Moment

Peeps! Stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and thank God for your family, health and general well-being.

Things can change in an instant.

Remember Mr. Gary PeepOne? He was fine on a Saturday and on Sunday in the hospital in critical condition.

Peeps, he is still in the hospital, 6 weeks later, still critical, undergoing surgeries, thankfully holding his own.

PeepOne...well, she had a foot/leg ache on Friday, went to the ER on Saturday and had a blood clot in her leg. Two surgeries later, she saved her leg but she is also in ICU.

Wow. You just never know. IF she waited until today (Monday) most likely a different outcome.

So...schedule that procedure you have been delaying...mamogram, colonoscopy, etc...

Don't put things off. Even telling those you love that you love them.

Life can change in a moment. Be ready for it!