Good morning, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? About 10 months since our last Weekend Coffee Share? Lots have changed to the point that our coffee share have become more virtual than it’s ever been.
If we were having coffee, I would first apologize for my haggard appearance. I haven’t been sleeping well these past weeks. Stress and nightmares are once again plaguing me in my sleep. The bags beneath my eyes have grown quite a bit especially in the last few days and the crow’s feet at the corner of eyes seemed to have become more prominent each time I look into the mirror.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about my nightmare. Before you freak out, cover your ears, and cry “la la la”, I would tell you there’s nothing to be afraid. It’s more silly than scary and it’s been a long while since I’ve had a nightmare as memorable as this.
In my dream, I found myself in a very dark place. I think it’s an abandoned warehouse. It’s strange because my brain felt wide awake at this point but my eyes felt like they were being held shut. In the middle was a large hole. Using my mind’s eyes, I peeked inside. Empty.
Just then, a large luminescence creature jumped up and attacked me. I screamed and instinctively grabbed the switch behind me. Immediately, the creature was sucked back into the hole. It swirled around as the hole began to fill with water, sort of like when you turn on the garbage disposer.
After a few seconds, the hole was no longer lit by the luminescence creature. I shut off the switch to the giant garbage disposal just as an enormous whale-like monster leaped out of the hole. I screamed and woke up from the dream.
I wonder if the dream meant my brain was trying to tell me something or just another meaningless dream concocted by the numerous books and audiobooks I’ve been reading and listening to.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m considering changing my wi-fi password. After doing some checking on my wi-fi network, it turned out my aunts, uncle, and cousin in the next house have been using my wi-fi.
I found my wi-fi network were connected to 2 iPhones and an iPad which I do not have. My mom and I are strictly Android people and the only Apple device I have is an old iPod Classic which does not have wi-fi. Add that to my mom’s consistent streaming of 12 – 15 hours a day, no wonder my wi-fi is so slow when I need to use it.
Too many people are taking advantage of my gullible nature and using my already slow wi-fi and that is absolutely not right.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you work has been difficult lately. My mind feels like it’s on vacation when I should be working. My fingers should be typing but they feel like jelly. It makes concentrating so much harder.
I don’t know whether that’s a sign of work burn-out or because the holiday is upon us. I plan on taking December 23rd off from work. I told mom about it and she gave me a face that said, “Why do you need an extra day for Christmas?”
“Because I need it and deserve it.” I said, “I haven’t taken a single day this year. Why are you the only person in this family that gets to take day off?”
“I didn’t say anything.” Mom defended but her face told a thousand words.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me in this #WeekendCoffeeShare and allowing me to have communications with people other than customers and my judgmental family.