SoCS – Tossing and Turning

Toss your troubles to the wind, folks. Linda is back with  Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “toss.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

The last few nights I have been tossing and turning in the early morning hours. I always fall asleep fast, but when the clock rolls around to be about 3:00 AM, I seem to wake up. I don’t like to get out of bed because it is harder to go to sleep again. The conversation in my head goes like this:

”I wonder what time it is?”

”Why am I awake?”

”You might as well go to the bathroom.”

”Nope. Don’t need to.”

”But you’re awake. Might as well go.”

”Nope, I’m fine.”

”You know you will probably need to go as soon as you fall back to sleep.”

”I’ll just flip my pillow over to the cool side and go back to sleep.”

Five minutes pass…

”Fine! I’ll go!” At which time I toss the covers aside and get up.

Sometimes sleep escapes me. Then it’s a toss-up about what to do. Get up? Then I’ll be exhausted by 8:00 AM. Play a game of Word Collect on my iPad? No, then my brain will engage.

“I’ll go down and get some water.”

Spies jigsaw puzzle and computer resting on the table.

Maybe I will just take a peek and see if there are any new hints on Ancestry…


30 Day Film Challenge/Day 4

We have arrived at day 4 of the 30 day film challenge.

Today’s challenge is to write about a film that starts with “The”. Talk about a wide playing field — there must be hundreds that fall into this category, but I am choosing one of my all-time favorites from my childhood — “The Time Machine”.

This movie stirred everything in me that has to do with imagination and making the unbelievable believable. Add that to the fact that I always had a fascination with time travel and loved the everything time related: the television series “The Time Tunnel”, the movie “Somewhere in Time”  and then add to that the title of my senior term paper “The Non-existence of Time” and you have a match!

I LOVE this movie. It would also fit in the category of films I have watched over and over.  The actual title of the movie is “H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine” and is of coursed based on the 1895 novella written by H.G. Wells. The film was made in 1960, produced and directed by James Pall, a Hungarian-American animator.

The film stays fairly true to Wells’ work, but there are departures. I should revisit the novella since it is available free on — a great source for free reading material. It is hard to pick out my favorite scenes from the movie — but I narrowed it down to two. The talking rings and the mannequin in the dress shop. I opted for the talking rings.

This movie was one our family watched repeatedly throughout the years. I was intrigued by the idea of time travel, scared of Morlocks, disappointed in the Eloi, and wanted to have a daughter named Weena. We had so many conversations over the years discussing our ideas about what he took back with him to the future.

I decided to take on this challenge for July after reading about it from SandmanJazz. Check out his blog and his entry for the fourth day of the challenge. Maybe even join in!