Early Saturday

Some people aren’t sleepers which I can’t relate to at all. I love my sleep….I cherish my sleep, and I firmly believe that sleep heals a lot more than you think! As somebody who falls asleep in 5.2 seconds, it may sound strange to say that I have been struggling this week.

  Sure I can fall asleep faster than most but I feel that my sleep has been interrupted a lot more lately. Partly because of a road closure. I have caught more than one semi truck driving down my street because their normal route is still closed. At 3am…it’s not a pretty thing. It was worse when the windows were open but I can still hear them, even with the windows closed. The boy has woken me up more than once with his big mouth playing video games all night this week…..grrr. Then there was the sleep paralysis the other morning which I always find disturbing and those effects last for a few days.

The Boy was sick last week, the Girl feels like she is on the cusp of sickness, Not So New Girl was sick all week…that’s a lot of germs to battle. I guess it’s a good thing I finished up my batch of Fire Cider this afternoon.

Whoa is it potent! It surely will kick a cold out of you…or put hair on your chest? It’s that strong but strangely not that hard to get down? The Girl even took a spoonful today and it didn’t even take that much coaxing.

I had to get up early to take the Girl down to the University for a field trip. I dropped her off and then met my aunt at one of the first holiday craft shows of the season. I know I have mentioned my tribute to Mon Cher this season by going above and beyond with the present wrapping….and today I found some fun elements to tie on packages. I could and will buy picks when necessary from local craft stores but when I find something handmade and local that will work ….I will absolutely buy theses first. I bought some little 3 inch round slivers of wood with festive saying on them for a steal. 6 for $5.00 is the right price for me and it is supporting someone local.

I also found a new soap company…(insert a million heart emojis)!! I’m not sure how I have never heard of this local farm that raises goats and makes soap and fudge. I can’t eat the fudge but I can indulge in the luscious soap! I was sucked in by the fig soap and had no problem picking three more. Four bars for $20.00 was not unreasonable for something local and made from scratch. Did I mention the goats? I can’t wait to use it!

I only bought from those two vendors and then I bought some raffle tickets. I only put my tickets in three bags and I was surprised that I actually won one! It wasn’t the one I really wanted but I won something. I am a sucker for a crocheted washcloth and have none in my house that are store bought…only crocheted. I won a bag of 11 small ones….

I might use some of these for gifts….and I just might drive out to a farm I just learned about to buy some amazing bars of soap to pair with the washcloths.  I am all about shopping local versus a big box store and keeping the holidays a shop small event. If I can’t make it….I want to give my business to a local person who can.

The Girl’s phone wasn’t working right today…classic Mercury in retrograde. Luckily I was getting her texts, she wasn’t getting any replies. They were done two hours early and I received her first text right after I had fallen asleep for my afternoon nap. I set my alarm for 30 minutes but only got ten before the Girl text me. I picked her up and stopped at the grocery store on the way home.

I played in the kitchen for a bit and then tried to lay down for a twenty minute nap…..two hours later….I woke up. Geez Louise…that is not what I was planning. I guess I needed that sleep more than I needed to get random chores done. It’s a good thing I get an extra hour of sleep tonight….Zia


About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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