Saturday, September 20, 2008

No sleep and movie reviews

For the past 3 1/2 years I have either been pregnant or nursing. But I stopped nursing about 3 months ago, and every since then, I have had trouble sleeping. I think it could be a hormonal thing, but also I have mitral valve prolapse (MVP), and it is said that people with MVP have more adrenaline running through their system. Since I haven't been getting in my daily walks for a couple of months, I have not been sleeping good and getting rid of the extra adrenaline, so I'm back to having insomnia - either not falling asleep quickly or not staying asleep.

Last night, I went to sleep quickly, but I did not stay asleep and when I awoke, I was wide awake and my heart felt like it was racing (the adrenaline effect I call it). Anyhow, after an hour of lying in the bed with no luck of going back to sleep, I got up to see if watching TV could relax me and lull me back to sleep. I was SHOCKED to find X-rated material on the TV at 3 am on extended basic cable. I was just flipping channels when unfortunately I found adult toys for sale. Granted, it was the Oxygen network, which is rather liberal, but I did not have any clue that I was flipping past it at the time or that I would see such material. I hope this does not make you set your alarms for tonight so you can see for yourself, but if you have teenagers with TVs in their rooms, they could possibly see this material!!!

Along the same note, last week, Daniel and I left the kiddos with his parents and ventured to the movies. We saw "Burn after Reading." My eyes needed to be burned after viewing. Since having children, I don't keep up with what is really playing at the movies because I rarely have time to go to the movies. Well, that is a big mistake. Daniel and I just ventured off to the movies because we could, and this movie was both X-rated in my opinion with said adult toys as above and very violent and tried to get you to laugh at someone's unfortunate death. It was not a nice or good thing.

On a happier lighter note, we did rent "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" a couple of weeks ago, and it was much better, though now that I think about it, there is some promiscuity but no sexual images, but I guess the difference for me is that this character was somewhat redeemed (not in a biblical sense however) in the end.

What I've decided is that I can't watch movies unless they are rated G or PG.


  1. So glad to find your blog! :o)

    And I'm with you...unless the movie is G or PG, I really can't watch it in good conscience! Movies are getting worse and worse in my opinion.

  2. I too have the sleeping problem, never really knew it was from mitral valve....maybe I need to go get checked.


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