7 (late) Quick Takes 33 x FTSF

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Finish the Sentence Friday

The hardest part of my day is…letting it end, giving in and going to bed.

Possibly because I have always been a night-owl (a pattern begun in babyhood with push-button-timing colic at 10pm every night, requiring hours of walking up and down).

Possibly because in the past I have so resented what I’ve had to spend my time doing in the day that I’m darned if I’m gonna waste time sleeping at night, instead doing what I want to.

Possibly because after two miscarriages, I felt that if I went to bed too late and too tired, there’d be no chance of any more for a while (course, it turns out I didn’t need to worry on that count, so this excuse is defunctoh the irony)

Perhaps because so many awesome people show up on the internet when it’s late here in the UK.

Perhaps because (certainly observably with friends) after a certain hour, the chat slows down and becomes more meaningful.

And perhaps just because it’s a bad habit.

All I know is, I rarely go to bed while it’s still ‘today’…

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I was late with these today because I’ve been so busy!

I got up super-early to help get Niece and Neff to school.

Then I napped.

Then I met with friends and their two small children and had fun in the park.

Then Husby joined us there for lunch.

Then we played more.

Then I went on an epic 1 1/2 hour fast walk of a little over 5 miles.

Then we went for a BBQ with friends at their house and ate and chatted the evening away.

Now I’m here, late and panicking about tomorrow’s …

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Ten Things of Thankful blog hop
 because I haven’t used the Inlinkz tool before and other co-hosts have reported that the links from last week still show up and I just don’t know if it’s going to reset and work nicely for me or not!

Ten Things of Thankful

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As predicted, my beautiful flowers from my Mum are now drooping sadly and chucking petals all over the place. I shall have to remember their former glory

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Don’t forget Father’s Day on Sunday – if you know a chap who’s a Dad, celebrate with him; if you know a chap who can’t be a Dad who wants to be, be gentle with him – it’s gonna be a tough day.

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I’m going to cheat with my personal ten things of thankful and save them for the weekend hop. Not because there aren’t any, but because I don’t want to repeat myself and I’m about to write the next post 😉

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I’ll leave you with a joke which has been doing the rounds this week and has had several children (and a few adults) convulsing with laughter once they get it:

Knock knock!

Who’s there?

Mr Nobody.

Mr Nobody who?

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14 thoughts on “7 (late) Quick Takes 33 x FTSF

  1. Thanks. I love being up at night – it feels great to think that 'all the world's asleep' and I'm up, enjoying it. Also nighttime smells good here – the stink of the city dies down a bit and nature starts to get through.


  2. I too am a night owl so I can definitely relate to going to bed too late…I sometimes accomplish most during the night time hours so I consider it time well spent! Great FTSF post…


  3. That's tougher. Napping is awesome and I can't recommend it enough.

    Sometimes switching my brain off at night is a real task. I have a visualisation I try to switch into to help me (I don't know if this is a widely used/recommended technique) of following a rolling, white ball down a spiralling, white tunnel. I usually then get caught up in the physics and mathematics of how it could happen, overthink it and zonk out 😉


  4. Could be. I usually aim for a nap in the mid afternoon if my schedule permits, then I'm somehow good for hours and hours. I've bullied my body into surviving on very little sleep as a rule and I guess at some point this will catch up on me.

    See you in the morning (I really hope it works!)


  5. I am in awe. I'm sure the morning is a healthier, wholesomer, less indulgent (somehow) time of day to be involved in and yet…I just can't bring myself to do it.

    I always remember seeing a cartoon of a little boy saying to his Dad “Mummy's a bad Mummy because she puts me to bed when I'm not tired, then gets me up when I am” – I totally relate to this!


  6. I know – I've even heard it described as a form of self harm (something I've occasionally contemplated as it's gotten lighter and lighter through the blinds and the sunrise begins to take on an accusatory tone)

    I'm so glad you got the joke – I already had to explain to two people who just did not get it at all 😀 You rock.


  7. funny about the night thing… though I am stating that I totally enjoy the way early morning, i.e. 5am I do not mind the late either.
    the challenge for me is that get past the 9:00pm fall down on the ground asleep syndrome (FDOTGAS) (lol)… seriously come 8 or 830 I begin to get sleepy…sleepier…sleepiest but the weird thing (alright, the *weirder thing) is that if I can get something going before I become unconscious then I am good for at least another 5 hours… as in 1 or 2 am.

    cycle thing, I guess.

    see you tomorrow…. in the morning lol


  8. I don't function well at all if I don't go to bed a reasonable hour. It seems to take days to recuperate if I actually “hang out” – no alcohol involved – just past my bedtime. I'm easily up in the 5 o'clock hour enjoying “what I want to”.


  9. Yes it is very hard to walk away from everything there is to do each night. I often stay up so much later than is healthy, catching up on work and blogs and life. I laughed out loud (like for real out loud – as in you could hear it, not just LOL) at your knock knock joke! 😀
    here's to 10 things of thankful working well this weekend!


  10. Thanks – I may need some moral support in a while if it all goes horribly wrong!

    I wonder about the colic thing, you know, because I was never good at going to bed as a baby, then as a child and now as an adult I still struggle to get that boundary there…it's a thinker alright.


  11. I am with you on being more of a night person then a morning person. I, too, had colic as a baby and was up at night, so maybe that has something to do with it and never quite thought of that one, but hey you never know. By the way if you need any help with the linky still just give a holler!! 🙂


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