Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bee Movie

I took my son to see "Bee Movie" last night. It started off rather slow and unfunny, but built nicely toward a fun and rewarding ending. It wasn't the laugh-out-loud movie I expected, but definitely worth a look.

I'm sure the handful of readers I have here are sick to death of me whining about my recent personal issues. I think I would be sick of it too if I were you. But you need to understand that I'm finding it tremendously helpful to write about what's happening. If you'd rather not read anymore about it, you should probably stop here.

On our way to the movie, my son asked me out of the blue, "Is Miss ---- still our friend?"

His question caught me completely off guard. I took a moment to compose myself, then said, "Well, not really anymore."

He asked why not? Why couldn't she just marry this other guy and be friends with us too? I tried to explain that she still liked us, but that it was hard for her to try to be friends with me and be with someone else. I also made it clear that she liked him -- my son -- very much and had told me to tell him she was sorry about what happened.

He said he missed her, then asked me if I missed her too. I told him yes, very much. He said he felt like crying, and wanted to know if I was sad. Again, I told him yes. We were at the movies by now and when I got out of the car I gave him a huge hug.

At lunch time today I'm going to buy some Unisom and see if that helps with my sleep. Last night I was up again at 4:00; the night before it was 1:30. I was hoping I could just "work through" this sleep problem (whatever the hell that really means) without resorting to medication, but apparently not.


Sean said...

Melatonin really helps me. If you get the 3mg tablets, take one half an hour before bed and one right before bed, you should sleep fine until about 6 or 7am. I am 6'2" 280lbs and it does me wonders. no groggy feelings after a hot shower. I dont know what is causing your problem, i havent read that far back in your blogs yet...though i intend to. I just finished the "Words of Making" and came looking at your site. I like listening to peoples' personal situations so you will probably see a few other comments from me over the next few days, just a heads up.

David Forbes said...

Hi Sean,

I tried Unisom and that helped one night, but I had some outpatient surgery yesterday and couldn't take it (didn't want to mix drugs), so I had a pretty sleepless night. I had been under general anesthesia for a couple of hours, so I'm sure that didn't help either.

I'll definitely check out Melatonin if the Unisom doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

As for comments, that's fine. And thanks for reading my books!