With a new year upon us and the stresses of 2020 behind us, (or are they), consider the new year and what it brings to us.
For many of us older folk, being tired and run down is often a daily event.
Normally , I wouldn’t admit to being tired and rundown!
Nopes, not at all I’d say even when I am. But today, or rather since yesterday I am feeling very much tired and rundown and grumpy too.
The reason is that I got what I wished for. That’s why it is dangerous to wish for things before one thinks them through. I was wishing that I could just stop eating so much and go back to my weight losing habits.
I suffer from these bouts of hyperacidity and stomach discomfort when I became careless of my intake of coffee, tea, and spices. That’s what happened to me and now I am not happy with my tummy.
I can’t have coffee or regular food. I am taking a bland diet and meds to deal with this episode. I’m hoping that there is some positive impact of this incident and I may have lost a couple of pounds. Hopefully!
So I am feeling out of sorts and tired. I hope this passes away soon.
Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday and JusJoJan
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!
First thing that a baby does when it arrives in this world, she gives a loud cry! Where am I? What’s this new place, open bright, and full of strangers. Where is the cozy womb, dark and comforting, which held me safe for so many months?
Then she adjusts, nurtured by her mom and family, and grows up to love this new bigger world. Life goes on and there comes a time when it ends.
Now it’s time to go back into a small dark space but it won’t be warm or cozy. It’ll be cold and hard earth.
We will all go through this cycle and there is a beginning and an end. But it need not end with death. We can leave good memories and deeds behind. People who knew us would remember us fondly and we can live in their hearts and minds.
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Well, there are more terms and conditions in this prompt than any other episode of the Exploration Challenge. Enjoy the difference 🙂
A breakdown in domestic water supply
President of a municipal corporation
A harangued home-maker
Founder of a fund-raising startup
Seller of water tankers
COMPLEXITIES WHICH CAN BE ADDED
Work-from-home scenarios, Covid, weather or whatever you can think of.
Write a story as small as a sentence, or as large as 500 words, or somewhere in between. I promise to read the entire piece.
If you can tell a poetic tale or write a ballad, you are most welcome to do it.
The story has to be from the perspective of any one of the given characters. The other characters in the piece can be one or more of those listed here, or any other character you can introduce in the plot. No restrictions on those self-driven bots which take over your thoughts.
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I stare at the faucet with hope in my heart
Will it reward me with a gush of clean water
Or will a dribble of cloudy brown liquid will come
When I’ll turn it on early in the morning for my ablutions
Should I tell it a story of a brave faucet that overcame all odds
Or recite to it a loving ode written in its praise
I need water………….
But I have no technical skill only my poetry
To induce or encourage it to pour out a handful of clean water
It’s a struggle to be on time if there is no clean water to assist me
It’s been quite a while since I made New Year’s resolutions. Back in the days, when I was young and over-optimist, I would make a few resolutions every New Year’s Eve, only to break them a few weeks into the year.
The usual ones were;
Since I’ve been battling with weight nearly all my adult life, this would be the topmost resolve. I would start with new plans with enthusiasm but it mostly fizzled out within the first two weeks of January. You see, I love food!
Be more organized;
This one lasted more than the first one but then life usually interfered and it was back to running behind the schedules and trying to play catch up with work and studies.
Though it was a part of losing weight resolve, exercising more was also a goal by itself. I always had a very high heart rate and was told to exercise more to lower it. I loved cycling but often didn’t find enough time for it. So this resolution also lay unfulfilled at the end of the year.
Going to bed early;
As I was an avid reader, sometimes I stayed up till early morning to finish a book. This played havoc with my day. I would resolve to go to sleep early only to break it when I found a book I just couldn’t put down.
Getting up early in the morning;
This goal mostly failed as it was connected to going to bed early at night. Though I am happy to say that I have achieved both these habits, in my middle age. Not through any resolutions but through common sense. I realize that this works best for me. I have also been able to get better of my insomnia by sleeping early.