It’s Friday, Chinese AirForce Day, as someone once called it. I took the bait and asked why. He said, It’s F-l-y-day. Would you call that a racial slur? Anyways, I chuckled like a good agreeable Chinese woman. I wasn’t offended, honest. I’m a little sleep deprived. I couldn’t sleep past 3 this morning. I hate it when that happens. And it does occasionally, especially when the weather shifts. I whine about the weather alot. Not only it disrupts my sleep but also my moods.

There’s alot I could whine about but I’m too tired. My edginess have worn off and I’m pretty mellow. My AM Energizer class certainly helped. My serotonin level was further elevated by lunch with the “YWCA” girls, our first in 2 years at the Parktown. We had a good time but we do miss the buffet which is no more. So many changes in 2 years. The diningroom was mostly empty except for us. It was a good and bad thing at the same time.

I am just poking along here, keeping up with my routines. I have just finished reading Naomi Judd’s book, River of Time and watched Ashley Judd speaking to Diane Sawyer about her mother’s suicide by a firearm. So sad! I have to be careful that I don’t dwell on all this too much. I am not emotionally fragile but vulnerable. Having experienced depression myself, I admire and have great respect for Naomi and her two daughters. Life is hard and messy and their lives certainly were. Wyona described it perfectly when she said they literally went from the shit house to the White House. What a journey and what an adjustment. Now they have more to adjust to. River of Time is a worthwhile read.

I am happy to say that I have a handle on my moods. Knock on wood. I have worked very hard every day to maintain good mental health. I have read countless books on the subject. I’ve put what I’ve learned to practice. One of those was getting Sheba. She took me out of the house and out of my bad moods. I got a heavy dose of nature and exercise. We went out rain, snow or sunshine. We were more regular than the mailman. Now she’s gone but she’s prepared me well. She certainly had earned her keep. I love her forever – then and now.

4 thoughts on “FLYDAY, THE 13TH

  1. Another post to learn from and enjoy. I have been up lately at 2:30 am and that’s it for sleeping!!!! After about 10 relax yourself to sleep You Tubes and sleep music if I’m lucky I fall back asleep by 4 or 5 till 6 🫤. Too much thinking and worrying but as always a work in progress. The Judd family is a family of courage and love. Have added the book to my wish list. Take care 🙏

    1. Thank you, Terry. I am super sensitive to the weather. It’s a good thing I am aware. Mostly I can adjust and sleeplessness happens only now and then.

  2. *Flyday* OK, some people enjoy the simple humor, let them.
    Insomnia is a bitch, at least you don’t have to get up and go to work early in the morning.
    Are you considering getting a new dog?
    You’re on a roll painting, keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks, Tamara. Yes thinking about getting another dog but don’t know when. I feel busy all the time. Not sure if I can handle it.

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