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Can I get a Cup of the Unexpected, Please?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12:13 on 12/13

I should be sleeping. I am out on the couch to escape The Snores. Now I can't sleep. Been tooling around SP. Reading known's and unknown's blogs. There are so many different people here. I find it intriguing. A low glow in my eyes/face and finding people interesting not the best recipe for slumbertown.

At times like these, I feel like one of those women out on the beach in the 70's with those mirror-like metal plated fans under their face in hopes to catch the rays under their chin. Did they do that so that they would look slimmer with a shaded effect from the tan? Or, was it to just stay evenly toned? Well sitting here in this glow is keeping me out of my kitchen. So, my hopes may be similar.

"I hope one day to be as smart as my phone", says my dad. "As it stands, I can't say I am much smarter than my fridge." He can be kind of dry some times. Always up for a good laugh. He has features on his phone that he wonders will ever be used before he (as he says) "meets his maker".

Anywho, my workouts fell off last/this week. My trainer has been going through some personal stuff and we are put on hold until January. I have been walking the dog and taking long strolls on the beach but it is nothing compared to the sweat with me-PT. This week started slowly due to the boy being home but he's off now and I am finding my arse feeling more and more like led. I need to just go to the gym and bust it out.

I went to the post office this morning and for some reason that place just bumbs me out. The atmosphere is worse than the DMV. I asked the guy if I could have one of the stamps that I thought to be advertised on the wall. Turns out they were just "for fun". The postmaster told me, "You have to be dead to be on a stamp". And the grown man behind me said, "I can arrange that." What the? I just turned around and asked him to simmer-down-nah in my best Cajun and smiled. He kept shifting his wait from foot to foot and was breathing like someone who just ate a side of short ribs and ran up a flight of stairs 'cause his mama was damning. I went on with my biz and removed myself from the equation. This time of year conjures unique attitudes. Water on a duck. Right? At least he wasn't trying to steal my dog like some have endured as of late. I didn't have any stick in hand for protection but you'd be amazed at what I can do with packing tape.

I obviously need a fresh perspective. I think some rest will do me some good too.

So, first on the agenda:

a. Gratitude
b. Sleep
c. Gratitude
d. Gym
e. Gratitude
f. Do something unexpected?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ME_HERE_NOW 12/15/2012 3:00PM

    sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, i didn't at all last nite and today is dragging at work - cannot wait to crash out!! i hope gratitude and a change of pace shakes you out of the funk sista! xoxo!

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VALERIEMAHA 12/13/2012 10:23AM

    Had an inspired post ready to send you...and cyberspace ate it up, along with my inspiration.
In gratitude for your awareness,
P.S. I'll bet your "liking" my Emerson quote on the darkness was enabled by your sleeplessness???

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OPTIMIST1948 12/13/2012 10:00AM

    Yes, you need some sleep. Insomnia always makes me morose. Look, even without the trainer, get thee to the gym and get on the treadmill/bike/elliptical (pick your poison) and do a solid 15 minutes at a moderate pace. Breathing harder, maybe glistening bit - but not killing yourself. Give the endorphins a chance to work their magic. If afterwards you still feel blah, then you can go home. But I think you just need a pick-me-up. Besides, I find that I always feel better after a workout.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/13/2012 9:53AM

    LOL on the packing tape! Thanks for the smile!

You are stressed, that's obvious. I think the last thing on your list is a great idea. And now time for something completely different. Have some FUN - you deserve it

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JACKIE542 12/13/2012 9:50AM

    Sorry you could not sleep, but it was probably fun to look up new people on spark, some of the stories are amazing.
I try to never go to stores or anything on christmas, just so busy, I don't like crowds. You handled that man well, I don't know if I would have been that nice. LO!
Your father sounds great, my father use to love new gadgets, I miss him.
I like what you have on your agenda especially the last one. Take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon

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HIPPICHICK1 12/13/2012 8:21AM

    This time of year often leaves a lot to be desired. Kindness is one of the things that seems to be missing all because of the stress of the "holiday."
But there are things that bring out the grace in some of us despite the stress or stressed people around us and for that I am grateful!
Here's hoping you get lots of emoticon soon.

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SURLYGIRL 12/13/2012 7:54AM

    What a great blog. Love your Dad's phone/fridge comment - made me smile. I find that smiling at people can go a long way to improving your own day (as well as theirs).

Happy and Healthy Holidays to you and your family.

emoticon Carolanne

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WEARINGTHIN 12/13/2012 4:20AM

    I agree with TCANNO. It will only get better. Glenn

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TCANNO 12/13/2012 3:47AM

    yup it sounds like Christmas and good will to all

Cheer up it can and will get worse


Good luck

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