02.26.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: It’s been an odd day. I stayed awake until about 4:30 this morning and got back up around 11 am. I finished my writing, read a few emails, at a late breakfast and was sitting here freezing my arse off. So I just said “fuck it” and crawled back into bed. I thought my calendar would alert me around 6 pm so I could get back up, but I had it sitting open on the desktop and the alarm didn’t go off, so I slept until 7 pm. Woke up, got some hot tea, turned on my small heater and settled down to read some posts for challenges. I am caught up with last Saturday’s posts now. Still have the rest of the week to read. Way behind on emails, per usual. Will try to read some of those tonight. My entertainment tonight will consist of The Maltese Falcon (for research) and then another X-Men movie (for pleasure), if I manage to stay out of my bed long enough to watch them both. The sleep demons are already attacking me and I’ve only been up for 2 hours. Maybe I need a pot of coffee instead of this tea.

What I learned today: A cold me is a miserable me. My bed knows how to tempt me too easily.

What I am most proud of today: Not sure, if anything… maybe that although I napped, it wasn’t half the night? Probably not that proud of a moment, huh?

What did you do today? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

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#MondayMusings – Silence

#MondayMusings

As I sit here in my studio, snow falls gently outside. Silence rules the land. This is what I love most about Winter. Not the cold, no, never that. I don’t like to be cold and no amount of bundling ever seems to warm me enough. It is the snow that endears me to this time of year. The silence in snow falling. No traffic on the roads. No animals stirring. No hustle and bustle. Just silence.

Silence is hard to come by in my house. My father is hard of hearing and whenever the television is on, it is always loud. He and my brother snore loudly at night too. I often sleep with earplugs. So when I get silence, I enjoy it to its fullest. It allows me to be reflective, meditative, mindful.

As I gaze out my window, I sigh contently. Tomorrow, the hubbub will begin again as the plow trucks roll by, people attempt to get out of their driveways, and the endless sounds of metal against cement begins. For now, I will just sip my hot tea and watch, silently.

What do you love most about Winter? Let me know in the comments!

A Reason to Laugh and Smile

I will admit it, my life has been hard. Maybe not as hard as some people’s lives, but hard nonetheless. I don’t laugh easily and I don’t smile much. But this quick email from a friend today, made me do both:

Hey.
When sleeping beauty
wakes up call snow white
and we’ll chat for awhile.

She knows I am on an odd sleep schedule… staying up all night and sleeping during the day. Hence the Sleeping Beauty reference. And since it is snowing outside, well that’s why the Snow White reference. It was clever and amusing. Probably why I love her so.

#joyfuljan – Day Eighteen

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in my snuggy.

It is bitterly cold today, like in the 20s outside. Frost covers my windows. Even the sun is having a difficult time shinning brightly today through the clouds. Our house is heated by a wood stove that is in the middle room of the house. That room and the kitchen stay toasty warm, but my room does not. I have a small heater, but even at full blast, it is merely warm-ish in here, bordering on cool-ish. So my joy today comes from the snuggy blanket that my ex-husband sent to me in the mail. I am sure you’ve seen these little blankets. They are similar to robes, but worn backwards. But not for me today. Today I am wearing mine like a robe snugged close to my body and a heating blanket covering my legs. Still, even with both of these and the heater, I am still chilled. Today may be a snuggled down into bed kind of day.

What are you joyful about today? Let me know in the comments.


 

Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home

#joyfuljan – Day Fifteen

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in the warmth of a wood stove.

It is quite chilly today with rain fall. My father is keeping watch over our wood-burning stove and keeping the house nice and cozy warm. As a heat source, for me, there is nothing quite like the heat from burning wood. No gas or electrical heater can give off that kind of warmth. And the smell.. oh that smell! Since I’d been away from home for 20+ years, and coming back here in Oct of 2014, it was the first time I’d been around a wood stove in all of those years. I rejoiced in the warmth and the smell, just as I rejoice in it now.

What are you joyful about today? Let me know in the comments.


 

Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home

#joyfuljan – Day Thirteen

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in hibernation.

It’s freakin’ cold here and all I want to do is crawl into my covers and hibernate. So I am finding joy playing bear today. Oh yes, and now my covers are calling me once more. I am off to find my joy.

What are you joyful about today? Let me know in the comments.


 

Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home