“You’d better start mixing toothpaste with your shampoo. You’re getting a cavity in your brain.” ~Archie Bunker (character in All in the Family, 1971)
It’s so odd. Sometimes I have so much to say and can whip out 3 or 4 blogs in a week and then other times my brain is mush and feel like I have absolutely nothing to say. I’d say today is one of those days, yet I’m feeling like it’s been too many days since I posted anything, so here’s what you’re getting….time-change-mushy-brain-blog.
Yes, the time change. Why does losing one hour sleep mess with your ability to function? Tell me that. I have felt so sleepy the last two mornings. My brain feels all mushy. My kids were like two little zombies this morning. Bless their hearts. Hasn’t seemed to affect Lubie, though. He’s in there just cheerily CHIRP CHIRP CHIRPing away…
Wait. I need coffee.
…Slurp. Ahhh. That’s better. Slurp slurp some more. I’ll wake up in a few minutes.
Now where was I? Oh yes, Lubie. Chirping. Happy chirping. Oh, the chirping…it’s almost too much for me today!
My MIL sent us–er, I should say, sent my son–one of those desk calendars back at the first of the year. (Grandma is all about educating her grandbabies.) You know, the kind that you tear off each day. Well, actually she sent us TWO. Nevermind I keep my ginormous family calendar on the fridge which seems to keep this household in fine working order. I’ve used this same brand of calendar for years now and I LOVE my big ole calendar. Takes up the whole side of the fridge. But I digress…
Back to the desk calendar(s). The one on the computer desk has 365, nay 366 (as it is Leap Year this year), words of the day. Yes, for every day of the year, you, my friends, can learn a new word. Words such as abscond, macaroni (?), emote, parsimonious, meme, weal, and verbatim. Today’s word is capitulate. Capitulate is a verb meaning to surrender often after negotiation of terms or to cease resisting; to acquiesce. Now, I ask you, shouldn’t acquiesce be a word of the day? They also offer a sentence to further define your word: During negotiations for her comic strip, Sally let it be known that she was willing to forgo the large advance but would refuse to capitulate in the area of creative control. Anyway, just thought I’d share. Oh, I mentioned two desk calendars. The second one is called “College Board SAT” study calender. I’ve gotta tell you that I’m just pretty much peeling those babies off every day and using the back for scratch paper. I’m so far gone from the SAT days, I just can’t even make my brain try to do those problems anymore. I mean, why??? So I won’t bore you with the SAT question of the day. You’re welcome.
The words from the Mamas and Papas song “Monday Monday” keep going through my head this morning. “Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day…” I will OFTEN get a song stuck in my head on this continuous loop. It’s not that they’re just in my head…I have to sing them out loud. Doesn’t matter who’s listening. This weekend, I had the Boy George (Culture Club) song “Too Shy” stuck. “You’re too shy, shy. Hush, hush. Eye to eye…” Random, I know.(What the heck does that MEAN anyway??) She was like “Mooooom!” I can hardly blame her. It annoys me as well! And I said to Emma, “Quick give me another one!” She looked at me like I had three heads. Oy!
“Sleep deprivation is the most common brain impairment.” ~William C. Dement (from The Promise of Sleep, 1999, p. 231)