I’ve been laying around as much as possible today. Last night, I lay in hotel in Tulsa with my mom and son anxious of what type of sleep the night might bring. Hotels aren’t very conducive to sleep, and me & sleep aren’t exactly on the best of terms…especially without my mattress.
Why was I in Tulsa you ask? I was scheduled to be interviewed for their morning show, during the 8 am hour this morning, so I took my mom and son on a short road trip.
Sleep didn’t come easy last night…in fact it didn’t come at all. I think I would have been able to except that both persons in the room with me were not breathing well, due to the crud and it’s effects on their respiratory systems. So I patiently lay between two noise makers all night, waiting…for sleep that eluded me until 3:00 am. I finally fell asleep only to be woken up again by my mother turning the heat up in our room, which now made it a furnace inside. Sleep never came back to me.
There were some upsides to this however. I got to hear my son breathe all night, knowing he was still able to sleep through his sickness. I was able to have some quiet time to myself, listening to all the noises around me. Unusually so, I wasn’t frustrated like I normally would have been. In times like this prior, I was furious that I couldn’t get sleep. This time I was just thankful to be where I was, with my family.
Thursday night, we ate dinner with some family, who live in town…and a college friend, whom I’d not seen since 1994 – my friend, Leanna, who I’d lost touch with. She was one of those girls, that I always missed and wondered where she was.
Thanks to technology, like FaceBook, we caught up with one another again a week ago. It was a great night to spend time with her and her new husband. It was just like old times, minus the alcohol and wild parties. Same girls … same personalities … now with way different lifestyles and attitudes. Life is good when you find your friends are friends again after all these years. And it didn’t hurt that my son fell in love with her. He even told her she was ‘hubba hubba’.
Yes, I have a lot to be thankful for this Friday.
If any of you are interested in seeing the interview, you can go here. Click on ‘Author, Kim McKay’. BUT please keep in mind that I had little to no sleep and I was having a hard time keeping my mind ‘with it’. Have a great Friday and remember to count your blessings.