When I was working full time and couldn't sleep, I would almost panic because when working with special needs kiddo's, you need to be light on your feet.
Now, when waking up at 12:30 and mind is racing, I am learning to just get up and go with it. It is not as if I then sleep in. I don't. But if I am a little rummy during the day, the only one's it hurts is my family putting up with my bad mood.
Last night I woke up and found myself thinking about an old TV movie called Isn't It Shocking. Talk about random:)
When I was about 10 yrs old, Hollywood came to the small town of Mt. Angel and also filmed at houses out in the country in a community called North Howell where I grew up. I remember my brother and I riding our bikes about a mile to a neighbors house, an old Victorian home. We hung out there watching the stars going in and out of the house. We watched them film a couple scenes. I remember being about 4 ft from the star Alan Alda while he was talking to the director. Being country kids that lived a less than exciting life, this is a memory that seems like yesterday.
I remember how exciting it was to watch the movie on TV. Back then there was no dvr's or vcr's, so watching it was a one shot deal and an event!
So around 1:00 am this morning, I decided to look in up on this new fangled thing called the Internet:) I was thinking maybe it was available to buy, so I did a search "isn't it shocking" and what did I find? The whole movie on You Tube. Who knew? Oh you did. Well this 20th Century girl had no idea something as obscure as a 1973 TV movie would be on You Tube.
I watched the whole movie. It was so much fun to see Mt. Angel City Hall, which hasn't changed a bit. The Theater, streets I recognized and both houses that are still in North Howell. The movie is definitely dated, and has the typical corny background sound effects you would expect from a 1973 movie. So most people would probably not find it so entertaining. I loved it.
I finally got back to sleep around 3:30 and am now ready for the day. But just for a couple hours last night, I was 10 yrs old again..............Wonderful!
BTW, Guess what was the number one song of 1973.................You got it! Tony Orlando & Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree:)