Night Night, Sleep Tight

Do you have a bedtime routine, or do you just fall into bed? Lately I had been noticing, due to having no work, I was developing extremely bad bed time habits. I couldn’t help it though! For some reason, free to air tv here has started to have these really amazing crime shows in the middle of the night.

Ever since Covid19 hit, I feel like we’ve all changed in some way. Whether it is bad time habits or how we see the world. I am more aware of my surroundings. But the bed time thing always pretty much stayed the same, but even that’s changed. Because it’s not, is it? If our casuals contracts had been renewed, I would have never been up that late to watch those programs.

So, have you changed your bed time habits? No need to give specifics, but just curious. Now I have potential part-time work, it’s made me want to get back into a good bed time habit, even if I don’t get the job.

Share Your World … Dec, Week 3, 2017

Share Your World

Share Your World – December 18, 2017

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

It would definitely be for the yard work! The most I have ever done is water the garden, or replace water when I get flowers. I am really not a “green thumb” type person. Funny story, I was asking questions about herbs for someone else on Facebook. That year for Christmas everyone gave me presents that had to do with gardening, because they thought I had taken it up. I guess they didn’t believe me this time when I said “Asking for a friend”lol

If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?

I am currently moving between my mums house and my partners.

My mums shower…Everyone loves our shower, I miss my showers when I stay over at my partners.

My Mums couch, it’s just such a comfy place to sleep on! We have all fallen asleep and slept on it many a night.

My own bed, I love the bed cover, the pillow covers and I just fall asleep so easily…It’s all about the sleeping for me!lol

What calms you down?

I find that it depends on the situation what helps me to feel more calm. At the moment I have been listening to Celtic Music. I’ve been sitting down at the man-made wetlands and just putting my iPod and listening to Celtic music. I swear I must have been there in a past life or something. Mainly at the moment I’ve been listening to “Celtic Woman”. Especially this song! Listen to it full volume!

 

Uploaded by:  CelticWomanVEVO

 Published on 8 Jan 2016

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

 

 

Naps

I thought that this week I would write about Napping, is it good, is it bad, are there any benefits whatsoever? I felt like we needed, well I, needed to look further into this because lately I have been napping badly. By that I mean, every time I’ve taken a nap recently, I’ve felt worse when I’ve woken up.

Napping – Sleep Health Foundation

This is what I get from when I’ve been napping lately:

  • Usually a headache
  • Back ache
  • Sometimes I feel more tired and worse than when I want to sleep.

I’m sleeping in folks!

I am actually writing this on Thursday evening because I know that I’m sleeping in. I have not had a good sleep in in months. I’ve been house sitting, dog sitting. Even the weeks I wasn’t working, I still had to act like I was going to work the next day. You see, we get called in a lot and don’t really have set shifts a lot, we usually lucky if we get one in the quiet time. So you go to bed at a good time and make sure you still get up decently.

Even if this article says it’s bad for you to sleep in…I’m still going to do it!

When was the last time you had a really good “sleep in”?! I would love to know, something fun for me to read when I eventually can drag myself out of bed.

Share Your World…Week 38

Share Your World

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What do you do to make a living or during the day if you are retired.  If you are a student what are you studying?

My main source of income is through working our local Tafe (which is kind of like America’s College’s). It’s only casual work so I can go from working all five days to no shifts at all. Since they’ve hired a bunch of new casuals, I’m getting even less shifts than I did before. So I’m looking for something else now. I also do Volunteering and I just finished my studies. It’s been really weird not having any homework, so now I’m doing more crafts. Hopefully will be able to make money from it if I get good enough!

Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

No, I know a LOT of people who do those sorts of things every year. However, because I don’t have a license I walk around a lot. I also have a xBox Kinect and I play a lot of dancing games on there.

What is usually your first thought when you wake up? 

It honestly depends where I wake up,lol…My partners bed actually gives me a bad back,lol. So when I wake up at his house I tend to be in a little bit of pain. When I wake up at my house, I can’t lie, I feel good,lol.

Complete this sentence: Look out behind you, it’s a …

An Unicorn!

Dedicated to Teddy Bears everywhere!

Trawling through Facebook today and it is terrifying me the hatred that is out there. I mean hatred by ALL men and women from all backgrounds not just one in particular. Do these people even realise that they even sound like the very people that they hate?

Anyways I was having a really hard time not giving into the fear and yelling at them all (by writing in cap-locks of course) and telling them how stupid they all are. Then I found this video. It’s time to all hug our teddy’s (press for link to article and video) If you ever feel scared and alone, just hug your favourite teddy (because it might not be a bear…Mine is a plush Lion and now a Olaf)

The author and creator of the film is by Tyler Novo and you can find the entire film including the credits.

The Sandman

Today seems like the perfect time to write about “The Sandman” mainly because we are taking care of my Aunties dog and he has developed this new little habit of crying really loudly at 5am every single morning. The night before he came here I didn’t get a good night sleep either, so I have been trying to make up for it and it’s just not happening.

Also I apologise right now if my spelling and grammar is shot to pieces, my brain is just “done in”.

The Sandman comes from the North and Central European folklore and he is supposed to bring good dream, helping you to fall asleep by sprinkling magical sand onto and into your eyes. The eye sleep that you wake up with the next morning was supposed to be proof that the Sandman has done his job.

Not this Sandman…but it’s a really good song all the same.

Published on 19 Mar 2012

Enter Sandman [Official Music Video]
From the album “Metallica”

Director: Wayne Isham
Filmed in June 1991 in Los Angeles, CA
Video Premiere Date: July 30, 1991

© 1991 Metallica

Dreams…

Dreams are pretty magical things are they not? Well…sometimes they can be your worst nightmare. You can be in such an amazingly awesome place and then one night you’ll have a horrible dream or nightmare and it affects you for the whole day.

Not every thing Magical in this world is a good kind of Magic. There are bad witches, bad wizards, bad fairies and there are definitely bad dreams…or also known as “Nightmares”. As much as nightmares are truly horrible, they are also an essential part of dreaming. Sometimes (like the one I had last night) they can make you unaware of feelings or situations that you either don’t want to deal with or hadn’t realised that you need to deal with.

If you are like me, my dreams, whether they are good or bad, they tend to be really lucid. A lucid dream is where you can feel, touch and taste everything. It feels SO real that sometimes, in the first couple of minutes after you wake up you still think that it’s happening. I can’t even begin too tell you how many times I have woken up from dreams and they have stayed with me for days after. I even had a dream diary at one stage that I still have and read from time to time…I should really start one again…

Uploaded on 30 Dec 2007. YouTube User: Katie Parnell

Sleeping Beauty

Today is a public holiday in my state of Australia and I have been really struggling to decide what to write for today’s Magical Monday post. I think I have done enough “misery and heartbreak” posts and I am going to be positive =D

So what to do…what to do…I woke up this morning after a lovely sleep in, which I have not had in the last couple of months. It is amazing how having just one morning to sleep in can make you feel so well and happy =D That’s when I had a spark of imagination, why not talk about my second favourite Disney princess!

Now I say second, but especially with the whole new bunch of Disney princesses that have come out over the last few years, that list seems to be changing a lot these days! Sleeping Beauty though has always been a favourite of mine. I am definitely a good sleeper! I have just always thought that she was so beautiful and since I am a dark beauty of course I want to be the opposite of everything that I am! ~.^ I love her long wavy golden hair, her eyes are purple…I have always wanted purple eyes. Also I have the same love as she does, running through forests.

Aurora (also known as Sleeping Beauty) isn’t always in the group pictures of the other classic Disney Princess (mainly because she is asleep for a good quarter of it). I think though, she is just as lovely and sings with just as many of the forest animals as any of the other Disney princesses. Also I think that she has one of the best songs. Every girl (and boys too!) has at least once in their life felt like this about someone.

Uploaded by YouTuber user: david2724

Uploaded on 14 Jul 2010

  • Music “Once Upon a Dream” by Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Chorus – Sleeping Beauty (Google Play)

  • Category Film & Animation

  • Licence Standard YouTube Licence

If you haven’t already though you NEED to see Maleficent with Angelina Jolie. The film is stunningly beautiful, the acting is utterly gorgeous. It is a great story from the point of Maleficent, the Sorceress (bad fairy) who puts the curse on Aurora where she will prick her finger on her 16th birthday.

A little history on Sleeping Beauty:

There are many different versions of the Sleeping Beauty the “The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood” by Charles Perrault or “Little Briar Rose” (German: Dornröschen) by the Brothers Grimm is a classic tale involving the princess, a sleeping enchantment and a handsome prince. The version collected by the Grimms was an orally transmitted version of the originally literary tale published by Charles Perrault in “Histoires ou contes du temps passé” in 1697. This was based on “Sun, Moon, and Talia” by Giambattista Baslie (published posthumously in 1634).

In the Grimms version Maleficent is the 13th fairy, where as in Perrault’s version she is the 8th fairy.

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote two poems based on Sleeping Beauty.

In one version an Ogre lineage is a major part of the story.