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Month: February 2014

Is that moaning I hear?

I wanted to post this before I left on the cruise but didn’t find the time.

While packing for my cruise I kept hearing this periodic sounds.  It sounded sorta of like moaning but not too loud.  I thought maybe one of my neighbors was having a good time :).  I noticed that it got louder while I was in the bedroom. I tracked down the sound.  You might need to turn the sound up on the video below for the full effect.

It’s not the first time I’ve caught Jobu snoring.  He woke me up one night.

Is Valentines weekend a big trip weekend?

I am home from work today getting together and done the last few things I need to do before I go on my trip: clean, make sure I’ve packed everything, play with Jobu so he won’t be so lonely while I am gone.  I’ve noticed the parking lot is still pretty full. Many seem to have taken this day off work.  Three different people have also been loading up their cars like they are going on a trip.  So my two questions.  Is Valentines day a day many people take off work?  Is Valentines weekend a common trip weekend?

Probably won’t post till back from the Caribbean so you all have a nice week.

Pre-Trip Anxiety

At 6:30 am on Saturday I will be on a plane heading to Florida to get on a big boat and then spend 8 days doing as little as possible.   Yet over the last few days I haven’t been excited. I’ve been anxious. I’ve been  rundown agitated and unable to focus on things and having difficulty sleeping. I am not anxious about a specific thing.  I am not worrying about the plane flight, or getting sick on the ship. I just have a general sense of unease and of being unsettled.

I have been thinking back and I get this same feeling before trips. Whereas other people get more excited and count down how many sleeps until their trip starts I seem to be trying to make the time before pass as slowly as possible. I had the same feeling before Monaco in 2008 and London/Paris in 2012.  I loved both trips.  I am confused by this.  Could it be because of the list of things I have to do? If I was doing something big like going to live in Paris for six months I could understand but I have no idea why I have this reaction to going on a cruise and sitting in a deck chair. Does anybody else experiences this sort of thing?

So maybe it wasn’t Seasonal Affective Disorder and other updates

One of my favorite bloggers, Sara from Sara in Le Petit Village, (reminds me I need to do  a follow friday on her) when she doesn’t have enough to make up a whole post will do summation posts of smaller events and comments. With not much going on here except for winter and waiting for my cruise next week, I thought I would do the same.

*Last November I wrote about my self diagnosed, because self diagnoses are so reliable, seasonal affective disorder and my plans to use light therapy to counter it this year.  Well not so fast.  This winter has been horrible weather wise.  I am sure most of you are aware of the horrible cold but we’ve also had loads of snow storms.  Yet given all this I haven’t had a repeat of the messed up sleep schedule, depression, and weird appetite changes. Nothing is really different this year than the last two. I still have my chronic health problem, that seems to flair up more during winter. Most of my life situation is identical. I still eat bad food.  I’ve only turned on the happy light two times.

*Perhaps it is my expectation of my coming cruise that is making this winter more tolerable. In 2012I solo traveled to London and Paris.  Last year I took a week of work but do to circumstances didn’t really go anywhere.  So this year I wanted to go on a real vacation and relax.  I friend and I decided to go on a cruise.  So next Saturday I fly to Florida and get an a big ship and sail to San Juan, St Marteen, and St. Thomas.  I’ve never been on a cruise before and I am looking forward to doing nothing for 8 days but bask in the warmth.

*A couple of spring ago I decided to buy a new winter coat.  I went to the outlet store and found a really big warm looking coat. Usually $300 I got it for about eighty.  The last two winters have been mild so I haven’t needed to wear it often.  Like I said this winter has been brutally cold so I’ve warn it a lot.  Well It is one of the worst bits of stitching I’ve ever seen.  I’ve already lost a pocket. It completely tore out and is held shut with duct tape.  Just today I noticed a bunch of the other stitching is coming loose.  Hopefully it can last till I move somewhere warm.

* The Superb Owl took place on Sunday.  As I do most years I went to a friends place to watch.  A bunch of people come and bring pretty good food, and hey it’s free.  All the experts told us it would be a good game.  The two teams were very closely matched with the Denver Broncos getting slight edge.  Well as you probably know it was a blowout. The Seahawks stomped the Broncos from beginning to end.  The game ended up being boring and the commercials weren’t even that good.

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