I Don't Know Who Will Be Around...

Another of Moms flowers up close
@bluesa (13421)
Johannesburg, South Africa
July 11, 2017 3:42am CST
I don't know who will be around this time of the day, because I am usually here much later in the day, but it will be interesting to find out. I am here a little earlier due to the fact that I just did an all nighter for the first time in years! Yep, no sleep the whole night. Got to bed 01:45am and after tossing and turning decided to get out of bed at 3:30am and dust, yes, I dusted tables and doodads and brushed down and deoderised my sofas, when the sun came up, the vacuum came out. The medical aid sent someone to check on my Moms oxygen machine and they are happy with how well it is being looked after, they have approved the machine for another six months, for my Mom, so that is a relief. With the COPD she has, she will need the machine for life. I now have a very busy and interesting day in front of me, where I feel as if I am floating. I don't know if I consider this sensation pleasant or not. I wish everyone out there a wonderful Tuesday. Or as we say in South Africa, I hope you all will have a "lekker dag" a "nice day" . I also think this is my 100th discussion here, so, yay! Photo is another of my Moms flowers that just shone at a close up.
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@vandana7 (65003)
• India
11 Jul 17
Congratulations on your 100th post. :) Getting up early...and doing so much...you make me realize how lazy we Indians are. lol Have a great day sweetie...you deserve it. Hugs..love..tc
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Jul 17
Hi, Vanny. Thank you. I hadn't meant to do all that, I just couldn't sleep, lol, so figured I might as well keep busy. I think you keep busy too. Have a great day too. Hugs and love back to you and take care too.
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
11 Jul 17
I occasionally have those sort of nights. That's the not sleeping thing, not the dusting thing!!! Hope you get through the day in one piece!!
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Hi, there, Dazza! Sorry, I am mortifyingly almost a day late getting back to you here . I zonked out, face planted, I was on the sofa with good intentions of answering when I woke up with the imprint of the sofa pillow on my face! Ah, no nocturnal dusting for you then? I scraped through the day, ta. And I am sorry you have had those sort of nights too, sans dusting . I hope you'll have a good Wednesday @WorDazza !
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@WorDazza (10106)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 17
@bluesa What have I told you about hitting the bottle? Fortunately I don't have too many of those nights. Yours must be really bad if you have to resort to dusting. I'd rather just lie down staring at the ceiling!
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
@WorDazza it was because I didn't have a tipple I probably couldn't sleep Yes, it was awful, I couldn't just toss and turn, so I thought to meself, might as well clean! I did not say that was the brightest decision I ever made though Good you don't have too many of those nights
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
11 Jul 17
I seem to recognize that yellow flower... beautiful close up! Well done on your 100 discussions! "Lekker dag" sounds so Dutch to me for some reasons...
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Jul 17
Hi @sishy7 , thanks! Yes, finally, it only took me forever, but thank you. Yep, Afrikaans is called baby dutch, but it also has Portuguese and French words in it, so it is a bit of a mish mash
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
12 Jul 17
@bluesa Your rate is still much faster than mine - I only have 263 discussions and I've been on here for 5.5 years...
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
@sishy7 thank you I just see others seeming to have no problems getting discussions out while I am lagging. So Yeah I ain't doin too bad then.
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@LadyDuck (157679)
• Switzerland
11 Jul 17
I am glad that your Mom had the oxygen machine approved. Congratulations on your 100th discussion. I never sleep very well, but I do not get up not to disturb my husband.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Hi, Anna! I passed out face first on the sofa, I was just so tired. Thank you about my Mom and my discussion. @LadyDuck I am lucky I don't have a husband then otherwise the poor man would have had it with me that night. You are very considerate.
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@LadyDuck (157679)
• Switzerland
12 Jul 17
@bluesa He never sleeps very well, so I try to keep quiet when it seems to be sleeping.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
@LadyDuck , Yes, I can see that you would then try to not disturb him. It is a pity so many struggle with sleep when it is actually a necessity. I hope you and your husband get a good nights sleep soon.
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@TRBRocks420 (77683)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jul 17
Good morning and, I am still awake too lol.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Jul 17
Hi, TR :) . Oh yikes, you're also struggling to sleep, Lol, I hope you'll get some sleep soon!
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@TRBRocks420 (77683)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jul 17
@bluesa I will after I love Lucy thanks :) and, I hope you do too.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Jul 17
@TRBRocks420 it is already 11:07am by me, any sleep will have to wait till my tonight so should be a cray cray day for me. But thanks :) and enjoy I love Lucy :)
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@ridingbet (53160)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
it is your 100th discussion now? wow, that is a landmark. i also made a discussion about my 3ooth, and it was just an unimportant one, i just wanted it though. hahah. i hope your mother will improve, or her breathing will improve.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Jul 17
@ridingbet wow, you already have passed 300? Congrats! Thank you, it took me a while, but Yes, 100. Thank you, we hope that somehow she will heal from this.
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@ridingbet (53160)
• Philippines
12 Jul 17
@bluesa yes, and i am short of 1 for 400, but i am just enjoying commenting on so no worries, although i will make a discussion later
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
@ridingbet you are doing great here, I will look out for it. Yes just browsing through the site can be fun too. :)
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@1hopefulman (28534)
• Canada
11 Jul 17
I noticed right away that it was you 100th post! I was fast asleep when you were busy dusting in local time. Nice picture! Have a great Tuesday!
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Thank you @1hopefulman :) . Good you were getting sleep. Well I just passes out on the sofa very early and can't remember Tuesday too clearly, but thanks and I hope you had a great Tuesday and will have a great Wednesday ahead!
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@1hopefulman (28534)
• Canada
12 Jul 17
@bluesa So far, so good!
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@JESSY3236 (6538)
• United States
11 Jul 17
pretty flower.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Thank you @JESSY3236 , it does grab one doesn't it :)
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
the lack of sleep can make us feel that way :/
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Jul 17
@Lucky15 , it sure can, it is an awful feeling
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@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul 17
When you say you did an all nighter, I thought you meant on myLot. I used to do the occasional one years ago when it was a banterfest. It was difficult to leave because it was so much fun. Ruined me for the next day, but it seemed worth it at the time. I am a bit disappointed now you didn't and I didn't either. Anyway, it was a sleepless night you had, and I didn't. At least you were productive though. Sadly, I wasn't around when you posted this and I am guessing you might be whacked by now. Hope you get a decent night's sleep tonight, because it's very important for your health.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Hi, dear @Orson _Kart , you guessed correctly I was very much whacked by the the time you arrived , uhm, actually already by a few hours before it I was just so done in. I would love to chat a whole night with you any time though, though we do agree that is not the healthiest of ideas. Thank you, I did face plant and sleep. I hope all is well with you and you're having a wonderful day.
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• United Kingdom
13 Jul 17
@bluesa Not such a wonderful day as our girl Jo Konta is out of Wimbledon, the day after Andy Murray hobbled off court. It was good while it lasted. I am not sure I am up to an all-nighter, but if I was I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather do it with. Chat I mean. Are you back on track with your sleeping? I had an early night last night as I had a busy day at work. Knackered I was.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Jul 17
@Orson_Kart wasn't there a few shockers! Left me almost speechless it did! Same here, I am still trying to recover from my disastrous all nighter, not at all fun that was. But yes, if I was going to attempt another all nighter, you would be it! As long as all is well with you, then it is good you had an early night, but you wos dearly missed, almost had me having a fit of the vapours
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@DianneN (78467)
• United States
11 Jul 17
Congratulations on your 100th discussion and wishing you many more!!!!! Is lekker dag a Dutch term? I'm sorry you had a rotten sleep last night, but at least you got some cleaning done! I'm thrilled that your mom's oxygen machine looks great and was approved for another six months. I hope it becomes approved for life, since she truly needs it. Love your photo! You have an eye for beauty for certain. Hope you can unwind and sleep peacefully tonight.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Thank you so much my dear friend! Lekker dag is Afrikaans but yes it has Dutch connotations. Thank you, but it's okay, I survived and as you say got a lot done. Thank you, I make sure that machine is sparkling but medical aids are always looking for a reason, but I will fight them all the way. Thank you, I am happy I can share the beauty with you! I passed out my dear friend, Thanks, I just face planted into a pillow. I hope you'll have a fabulous Wednesday @DianneN
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@DianneN (78467)
• United States
12 Jul 17
@bluesa You are very welcome to all! I'm not surprised that you face planted into your pillow. You certainly needed it. Enjoy your day. Im going to treat myself to my book now.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
@DianneN oh my, that was a lot of thank you's, I didn't realise ! I can be so daft sometimes . I did need it, though it looks like my brain is still trying to catch up! Enjoy your day too, my dear friend and diving into a good book sounds like bliss too, enjoy the treat of it and your day too.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
OH so sorry you did not sleep. Hope your Mom is doing okay Catherine. Its 10:30 AM where I am at Tues. Congrats on your discussions.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Hi dear OT. Thank you, it was terrible, I felt so out of it the whole day and eventually I just face planted. My Mom is fighting on :) . I hope you had a good Tuesday and I hope you'll have a wonderful Wednesday @TiarasOceanView . Thank you
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• United States
12 Jul 17
@bluesa Welcome dear Catherine.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
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@dgobucks226 (12193)
13 Jul 17
Great you hit the 100 mark in discussions! The next 100 should be a breeze
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Jul 17
Thanks DB . I will give it a whirl and see @dgobucks226
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@dgobucks226 (12193)
13 Jul 17
@bluesa Happy posting
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@BelleStarr (38351)
• United States
13 Jul 17
I hope that you have made up for the lost night of sleep by now. Sending a hug and wishes for a deep and pleasant sleep.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
14 Jul 17
Hi, Iz. Thank you. Luckily I have. Sending a big hug back to you
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@Kandae11 (37041)
11 Jul 17
I also did an all nighter last night - only my second in seven months. I am having problems with a very slow internet, so I wanted t see if it would work better at night. It did.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Jul 17
Good grief @Kandae11 , you actually willingly did it? As an experiment? I am happy your internet was quicker, but didn't you feel awful through the day? I felt awful. Will you be trying that again? I hope you have since gotten sleep.
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@JohnRoberts (57142)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jul 17
Lovely yellow flower. Try to have a good day.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Jul 17
Thank you @JohnRoberts , and I have been trying. I hope you're having a good day.
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