Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Upside Of Insomnia.............

Years ago, life made it possible for me to have coffee and a visit with a fun-loving, fantastic group of ladies on a regular basis. This group included women of various ages wherein I was among the younger.

During our almost daily sessions, the conversation would occasionally, and inevitably touch on the subject of getting older, menopause and all of the lovely things that entails.

One of the things......insomnia.  Of all of the things that attach themselves to this whole menopause business, the hot flashes etc, this one, so far, at least for me, is the sneakiest.

This week has been particularly rough in that department. Although a few nights of little to no sleep isn't exactly my idea of a good time, I have come to the conclusion, that there is an upside.

The upside of insomnia.............

After a few nights filled with nothing but ambitious blinks you begin to feel like you are a couple of shots of tequila into a party.

After a few nights of counting ticks of the clock, sitting still long enough to binge watch pretty much anything on netflix becomes much easier.

After a few nights, you earn a Phd in all things sold on infomercials at 2,3, and 4 am.  Pretty amazing stuff.

After a few nights, your impersonation of a sloth becomes good enough to earn an oscar....minus the hair.

After a few nights, your funny bone kicks into overdrive. Who knew Shawshank Redemption was a comedy!

Yup, the upside of insomnia.


The past few days have been busy, cold and, because of above-mentioned insomnia, a bit foggy.

The upcomng days will include those where the air won't be cold enough to hurt, a school visit, and, with any luck, a date night.


That about does it for another week... until next time, I'll leave you with this wish......

May sleep come swiftly, deeply, and be filled with dreams of blissful peace.
May you awaken completely rested, ready to make each day a masterpiece.

May you sleep each night, not like a baby, for that means waking every few hours.
May you, rather, sleep like a teenager on a weekend, only waking for food and showers.

Until next time.........

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for supporting this march. History tells us that such activities brought about great change. Women can now vote, own property, manage their own money, attend schools and universities and engage in trades and professions that were unheard of even 50 years ago. We cannot be fired for getting married or getting pregnant. Not so very long ago, a woman in Saskatchewan could not enter a bar for a drink.
    We can access family planning, control over our own bodies and a multitude of other things due to the efforts and the marches of those who came before us.

    These days, we also must keep in mind that it is not only women, but all human beings that should have the right to enjoy life as they see fit. Marry those we love. Understand our gender and live out lives as the person we want to be. Religion, colour, ethnicity are all factors in equality and to have what rights we have threatened is just WRONG.

    Those who believe that such marches are foolish or ill advised need to look at history and understand how far we have come and how much farther we have to go. We need to honour those who marched before us and continue to fight for what is right for all people regardless of who they are and where they are. It is no longer just women's rights, they are HUMAN rights.
    Sexist, racist, prejudiced people need to be confronted by peaceful tolerant protest. As women, we need to be aware of our power and use it for the betterment of the world. We have changed life in the past and we can do it again.

    I am proud to have been around in the 60's and 70's and benefitted from what came before. I want a better world for our children no matter what or who they are or where they come from.

    March on proudly. Make all the noise you can. Each generation brings a small bit of progress. We need to build on this and not allow it to be eroded by small minds.

    Joan McK