Wednesday: So, I found it hard to sleep the other night and I decided that lying in bed, staring into the darkness wasn't going to work for me. I got up, pondered what to do next (eat, watch a movie?) and decided to go make some new jewellery. I traipsed into the workshop and set about making something (uncomplicated) for the shop. My clarity of mind at that hour surprised me, to say the least...
Ok, this was not a planned blog post at all, but I thought it would be an interesting read for someone out there, who might be experiencing sleepless nights, for one reason or another. If this humble blog entry helps just one soul out there achieve clarity in their life, then good for them! The monumental solution, though, is not to lie there and stew. Just get up and achieve something.
In my case, I made a few necklaces to list in my shop. In your case, it could be anything that will brighten your life a little more - be it sorting your underwear drawers, collating your tax receipts, cleaning out the pantry, whatever!
Friday: I am now experiencing what the sleeplessness could have been about... I have come down with a virus of some sort that has manifested itself as a sore throat, stuffy head and an unmistakable, all-over fatigue that wasn't there a week ago. Seriously, I didn't hear anyone sniffle, sneeze or cough in my general vicinity at all the past week - how could this happen? Add to this unpleasantness the fact that I have been waging a battle the past several days with an army of crickets that have invaded my house (cricket choirs all night long being the least offensive symptom of this ...); scanning social media and noticing local neanderthals selling undesexed kittens on the swap/sell; the rainstorm causing the waterfall on the front verandah, due to a blocked gutter that went unnoticed; did I mention my sore head (?); aching right shoulder, two sore knees and the news this morning heavily hinting at a recession coming our way.
Household Male brought me a hot lemon drink in bed ... I was up at 9:30am today, but who's keeping tabs, right? He then braved the elements and came back with a jumbo soy flat white, fresh croissant and chocolate eclair (well, the bakery was open at that hour!)
I mean, what reason do I have to complain, right? I have shelter from the elements and my hair is looking good, despite all this chaos happening all around me.
Feeling somewhat fortified, I flushed out some more crickets from behind the fridge and dishwasher (in addition to seven glass marbles, one 3D fridge magnet and a single freshwater pearl). I shared my unwavering disdain of the neanderthals with the animal rescue community; the waterfall reminds me of my Costa Rica trip not long ago (nice thoughts); the bodily soreness can be dealt with by my leftover supply of Contact (from the previous affliction of said flu in NYC, last year - I don't chuck anything away...). I will have to think harder on how to deal with the oncoming recession... if anyone out there has any ideas, please make them known via the comments on this page!
If all this fails me at any point today, then there is always the quiet, dark room in the house... the home theatre ... Eat, Pray, Love beckons ...