These are my Three Genie Wishes for today. That means they could be different for tomorrow. I’m rubbing my lamp now.
1. I wish that when I hit the pillow, I would fall asleep instantly!
Sleep has been a difficult issue most of my life, not made any easier by having two children. But when I was a kid, I was the devil’s child. You see, I didn’t sleep a wink. I was a parents’ worst nightmare. Now I understand completely.
My parents, frustrated, tired, and at the end of their rope, consulted with doctors. They doctors wanted to observe me for an entire week at the hospital, so my parents brought me in. My mother tells me it lasted only a couple of days, because she felt horrible leaving me there at the hospital all by myself. I was only two years old, for crying out loud! I believe the house was a lot quieter without me there.
When I returned home, it was back to my dad walking circles around our block, around and around to quiet me down. He was an English professor at a community college and told his students stories about me. In fact, everyday the class started with a story about me. A student would ask, “So what did Amy do this time?” Once he told a story of how, late at night, I busted into all of my siblings’ pre-made for school lunches (that would be 4 of them), and took one bite out of everything! Every sandwich, every Twinkie, etc. My brothers and sisters were not pleased. Yay! That was good work, huh?
Later, one of my dad’s college students turned out to be, lo and behold, my sophomore high school English teacher. When she took roll the first day of class, she paused and said, “Amy, I know all about you.”
Uh oh, I thought, and smiled at her. I recall that class was unusually difficult.
Seeing as sleep is a long-standing issue, I believe I will put item #1 on my permanent Genie Wish List.
I’m going to add a sub-category here (You can do this; Genie doesn’t really notice). My wish 1a is to go back to the hospital and see what they did to me. I want answers…maybe that could explain things. You know, lots of things…
2) I wish to clone myself 20 times, no 300 times, so I can read everyone’s blog.
I’m feeling overwhelmed, pleasantly overwhelmed, but kind of crazy overwhelmed. Does anyone else feel this way, or is it just me?
Of course, if I don’t get #1 item accomplished, I can do more of item 2, reading more of my friends’ blogs. But then I feel overwhelmed, and…
3) I wish to finish NaNoWriMo.
Blogging friends, I have only 3,942 words remaining. That’s it!! I am so close.
In fact, I could write those words right now, but I’m so distracted….Oh, but I’m tired.
Maybe I should try to get some sleep…
What about you? Do you have Three Genie Wishes for today? I bet you do. What are they?