Resting My Eyes – Weekend Coffee Share: 23 April 2016

weekend coffee share

If we were having coffee, I would apologise for my absence last week. It was my birthday, and I was away for the weekend. It was my eldest daughter’s birthday too – the day before mine. She was born at 7.40pm on the 15th of April – the absolute best early birthday present.

It’s hard to believe that she’s seventeen. She has her provisional licence and in the next few weeks she begins learning to drive. How the time flies. I was going to share my photos from last weekend, but there are just too many of them – it was a big family affair. So I decided on a kind of then and now. I cheated a little, the first photograph is actually on my birthday, so she’s a day old. I think I beat her dad over the head with the camera on the 15th (not really), so I seem to be missing shots from the actual day. The second photograph is her birthday this year. I’m so proud of my gorgeous girl (and in case my youngest is reading this, which isn’t likely – I’m proud of you too!)

Lissy 1999 and 2016

If we were having coffee I would let you get a word in so you could catch me up on all your news from the past two weeks. I would tell you I’ve been busy at work, so I’m glad I got the chance to take a break.

I would also tell you that I’m having trouble sleeping again. My patterns are all over the place. I used to have a problem getting to sleep, now the journey into slumber land is not the issue – it’s staying there. I wake up after an hour or two, and eventually give up on sleep. The fatigue is wearing on me, and my processing skills have taken a hit. I’ve been interpreting long enough to have coping strategies in place, but still, I’m glad I haven’t accepted any assignments that require additional brain power, though I did interpret a course on philosophy and the lecturer threw Socrates at me. If I were being paranoid, I’d swear he did it on purpose. It could have been worse, he could have quoted from Plato’s Symposium  – not the easiest text to translate.

If we were having coffee I would therefore add another shot of caffeine to mine, and be quiet for a while, so you could share more of your adventures. And no, that doesn’t mean I’d fall asleep in my cup – I can be a good listener. Sometimes I just listen with my eyes closed.

Afterwards, it would be time to head to Diana’s place – our gracious host for the weekend coffee share.

Thanks for stopping by.







Happy belated birthday. Sorry to hear about the sleeping problems. Hope that doesn’t last long. Any idea what’s causing it?

Happy belated birthday to both you and your daughter 😊 I hope you get your sleeping problems sorted out soon, I know how frustrating it can be.

I remember when my daughter was 17, just started driving… five accidents in a year… Ah, so glad that’s far behind me. And all the choices she made at 17 have now proven good (she’s 30), life lived.

I hate being tired. Especially when caffeine and Red Bull are no longer enough. Do you try sleeping pills? Me, I’ve never taken one. I’m afraid I’d be groggy all the next day.

Me, I’m working on my ms, awaiting the cover, completing the re-edits. Still so much to do! How did yo ever get to the end of the path?

    I don’t like taking pills – any kind of pills. I’m allergic to the doctor, or you would think so. I do take a pain killer if I absolutely have to, but other than that it’s avoidance all the way!

    Things will come together with To Hunt a Sub – the end is near…see that shining light at the of your long path…it’s the finish line! 😀

Many happy birthday wishes from me to the two of you. About the wakefulness, would you consider eating some turkey as a bedtime snack? The tryptophan may help. Then during the day, drink a vitamin C supplement in your water? I can’t help myself, I want to see you feeling better!

Hey, listening with your eyes closed is a great talent to have! Insomnia SUCKS. Hope you get caught up on your sleep this weekend.


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