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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Resistance is Futile

Yes, it is indeed 3:31 a.m.  Since 2:30, when I woke up with a head full of ideas I should be tracking down, I have been doing little chores, drinking hot chocolate and so far, I have made about 7 decisions that involve losing weight and growing hair.

Yesterday, instead of doing things I should have been doing, like banking and washing clothes and moving the patio stuff to our locker, I indulged myself, starting with a promise to do nothing of any significance.   When I found myself trying to define "significance", I began a self-defence mind-cleansing program arranging my earrings by size and colour and in no time I was way down the road on a journey to self-unfulfillment.

Some things I actually did:

  • filled out an online questionnaire that was to lead me to making a very precise decision about which of 27 shades of blonde to order from a high-end designed-for-you colourist (I stopped colouring my hair about 6 years ago and have no intention of starting up that evil practice again)
  •  read a cookbook called Fresh and Healthy while trying not to laugh (or cry)
  •  put a fourth coat of polish on my raggedy-cuticled nails while trying to ignore the fingernail that 's been attacked by whatever is making the skin fall off my fingers on one hand
  • voraciously read a blog by Meg the Handywoman about paint I'd love to have miraculously appear on my bathroom ceiling
  • conducted an in-depth search for the mailbox key that led me to finding a note from Dave that he'd taken the key to have a copy made (and that he'd be gone for the rest of the day on an errand of mercy)
  • took my almost-daily walk around the Firefighters' Memorial, speaking the names on the fifth line of engraving
  • made the horrifying discovery that some of my silver bracelets aren't silver (it was the coppery sheen that gave them away)
  • made a list of things I really should have been doing instead
  • took an oath to stop making lists.

No wonder I can't sleep.


  1. You would be great company. Why didn't Dave wake up and take advantage of this fact? Silly fella.
    Wonder what's up with the skin on your hand. Never heard of such a thing.

  2. sounds like me. i do things like that when i can't sleep and i make tons of lists. i don't expect myself to accomplish everything on my list each day, it's more of a guide of things i need to do and a place to remind myself that it is something i wanted/needed to do.