Good morning

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Well, I woke up today so I am thankful I did. The pain is worse today. I think just going to lunch and doing one load of laundry yesterday over did it. I am so upset.

So, I am in bed today, compression hose on, drinking coffee and blogging. I keep thinking it will get better but that hope seriously is swirling around the drain. Today is a new day so if you can, go out and make it a good one. I am going to try!!

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Indulging Myself

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As I was sitting here watching my Doctor Who episodes on dvr, I felt the need to have a doughnut. Yes, I said doughnut. So, I went out to the car and went over to Tim Horton’s, and got two doughnuts and an iced cappy to go with them. Indulgence? Yes. Good? Yes Happy? You betcha! Now, I do not do this often so this is indeed a treat to myself.. I think after the week I have had, this was nice. 

Coffee

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English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto: Taso de kafo. Français : Photo d’une tasse de caffé Español: Taza de café (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Coffee is a unique thing to each person. When I was younger, it would wind me up and send me out to face the world with a bundle of energy. It was my energy! As time has progressed along with my age, I have found that my reactions to coffee have changed as well.

Coffee now is not the energy maker it was in my youth. I have found it to be the opposite now. I can drink a pot of coffee and go to bed and sleep. I mean, sleep really well. It seems that as my body changed with age, I have developed to the point that stimulants are no longer stimulants to me, they act as opposites now. Crazy, huh?

Conversely, when I take a narcotic pain medication, it reacts like a stimulant to me. I become energetic once the pain subsides. I am not sure how or when it happened, or even why, but I accept it as just being my unique self with strange body reactions. To think it all started with that first cup of coffee…

Coffee Please

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English: Roasted coffee beans photographed using a macro technique. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I was younger, if I drank coffee, I was wired for the whole day! It made me feel like I could do anything! Great stuff.

Now that I am older, I have found my reaction to coffee has changed. I drink it now and get sleepy. Yes, sleepy. I could drink a whole pot and go to bed….no problem at all! Ironic when you consider that it is a stimulant.

I have historical precedence for this phenomenon. I clearly have memories of both of my grandfathers enjoying coffee all day long and being able to go right to sleep. My grandmothers also drank it all day long. My paternal grandfather could fall asleep holding his cup! Makes me wonder if something in my body has changed as  I got older.

I no longer get the jitters from it. Coffee has been known to mellow me out and make me at ease in the situation I find myself in.

So, if you see me out, make sure there is a coffee cup nearby. I love the stuff and enjoy it more all the time. How about you?