A Shadow...

@bluesa (13432)
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 25, 2017 8:30am CST
Yesterday was like a shadow day. I felt like I was a part of life but not a part of life. Everything seemed faded at the edges. Have you ever experienced that feeling? I had only had 2 and a half hours sleep the night before and the headache wasn't leaving me in peace. I know I went to buy pizza  (we didn't have electricity) so that was the simplest for a meal and I love pizza, but anyway, I know I took Daisy for her walk, but then I was in and out of naps and I hate sleeping in the day, but I couldn't keep my head up. So the whole day feels like an odd dream to me. It is like Sunday didn't really exist for me. A shadow. Today (Monday) is a holiday because Heritage Day fell on a Sunday, so that is a bonus for many. Tons of jokes of Monday being cancelled doing the rounds here in S.A. today. How was your weekend every one? I wish you all a good Monday and week ahead
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@m_audrey6788 (13827)
• Germany
25 Sep
I understand the feeling of lacking sleep It makes me feel so weak and crazy sick
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
It is a terrible feeling, sorry you know this feeling too.
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• Germany
26 Sep
@bluesa ..Yes..I understand your feeling..I hope you`ll feel better soon
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
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25 Sep
Oh too bad the headache wont leave you. But i guess you are okay now. Do you need to be checked? I mean do you know the cause why you have headache for the whole day?
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
The headache is finally gone, thank goodness. It is tension related and I need to learn to relax more, but I don't. I am just happy it is gone for now.
@moffittjc (40463)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Sep
With the holiday, that gives you an extra day to try and catch up on your sleep! I hope you are able to get rested up! Tell me more about Heritage Day. What's the holiday all about? I know so little about SA! You can be more personal tutor.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
Yeah, I finally caught up a little, thanks. Wanted to say...I like your new pic, "Elmer Fudd" would be jealous of that mustache, @moffittjc Heritage Day is a day where we celebrate the different cultures, beliefs and languages in our country. It is also known as National "Braai" Day. A Braai is a barbecue, and just about everyone braais on Heritage day, I just bought pizza because I was feeling blah. It is a favourite way to spend most spring and summer weekends. We braai at pool parties, we braai during Rugby and Cricket matches, braais are even allowed at Cricket matches. A Braai is a great way to celebrate a birthday too! It is something just about everyone does, they reason, a common ground. So, Heritage Day and Braai Day is about celebrating differences and finding unity. Was I a good personal tutor?
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@moffittjc (40463)
• Gainesville, Florida
27 Sep
@bluesa You are a great tutor! Thanks for the explanation. Now, only one more question...how do you pronounce braai?
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Sep
@moffittjc Well, I know you know how it sounds now, but just because I am an extra good tutor here is best I can write out the sound It sounds like (eye) so, braai sounds like this "br(eye)" .
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@LadyDuck (142264)
• Switzerland
26 Sep
The weekend was pleasant, yesterday I have waited 4 hours in the hospital waiting room that my husband had his tests done and doctors appointments. I got a headache, waiting so long inside a hospital is finally depressing.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
Oh no. I am sorry you had to wait for 4 hours. A hospital can be very depressing. I hope your headache is gone by now and you had a good day?
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@LadyDuck (142264)
• Switzerland
26 Sep
@bluesa I did not want to let my husband there alone, but while he was talking with the doctors I was outside waiting, it looks longer. Today has been a good day.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
@LadyDuck , I can understand you not wanting to leave your husband alone. Time does stretch out at a hospital. I am happy you had a good day today. I hope you have a wonderful evening. :)
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@FayeHazel (15250)
• United States
25 Sep
Aw sorry to hear, I know what you mean and it is a weird feeling. Hope you got your power back
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
Thank you it was horrible and yes we got power back.
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@FayeHazel (15250)
• United States
25 Sep
@bluesa Oh good, being powerless is horrible
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
@FayeHazel Yes, it made a very strange day worse. Luckily it is a new week.
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@Lucky15 (33448)
• Philippines
26 Sep
I can have pizza any time of the day, i don't know why i am into it, haha
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
Same here, Reine :) , I love me some pizza.
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@Lucky15 (33448)
• Philippines
26 Sep
@bluesa angus beef on top will be the best and hand tossed crust
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep
@Lucky15 I like bacon or pineapple, otherwise sparerib topping and thin crust
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@MarymargII (9228)
• Toronto, Ontario
26 Sep
If I've been sick or whatever, or have been tired I have had similar days. Was it a migraine?
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
Sorry you had similar days, they are horrible. It was just a very strong tension headache, I get it now and then and no matter what I try I end up having to sleep it away.
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• Toronto, Ontario
27 Sep
@bluesa May I suggest some magnesium- apparently a lack of it will contribute to headaches. I use the powder form and mix it into a drink. Sorry you get those days and you are doing well to take care of it that way! Let me know if you take magnesium and if it helps :)
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep
@MarymargII thank you, I will see if I can find magnesium in powder form here too and give it a try. I will let you know as soon as I have tried it. :)
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@DianneN (71806)
• United States
25 Sep
I can imagine how awful your day was yesterday, but I'm thrilled you are all better and have had the day to yourself today. Have a wonderful week!!!!
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
It was awful. But thank goodness it is long gone. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful week too!!!!
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@DianneN (71806)
• United States
26 Sep
@bluesa I'm so happy you are finally feeling better. I will rest next week. Lol! Thanks!
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep
@DianneN thank you! and take care.xoxox
@YrNemo (10559)
27 Sep
Glad that you didn't have to sit for any exams the next day, or the shadows would turn into nightmares for sure. Take care. Hope you recover by now.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep
Thank you. I am happy I didn't have to sit for any exams either! Take care too. :)
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@YrNemo (10559)
28 Sep
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@ridingbet (44083)
• Philippines
26 Sep
i had my duty yesterday and today. too bad, we have no duty on Thursday and Friday.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
Sorry you don't have duty those two days, I hope you'll have more days where you can earn.
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@ridingbet (44083)
• Philippines
27 Sep
@bluesa that is the disadvantage of being a part-time employee, but i enjoy my off day because i can be here.
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@just4him (107176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Sep
I can't say I've had a day like that. I'm glad you're feeling better today and nice to have a holiday. My day is good so far.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
You're so lucky you haven't had a day like that. Thank you. I hope you're having a great Tuesday.
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@just4him (107176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Sep
@bluesa Tuesday is great so far. No complaints.
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@1creekgirl (9801)
• United States
25 Sep
Probably the lack of sleep was the cause of the weird day for you. Hope you rest much better tonight.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
Yes, lack of sleep was a big part of it, thank you I definitely need at least one more night of good sleep. I hope you'll have a good day.
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• United States
25 Sep
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@salonga (28006)
• Philippines
27 Sep
My weekend was a busy one but it was enjoyable. I hope you are having good sleeping hours already.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep
Hi, salonga! I am happy you had an enjoyable weekend :) . Thank you, each night I try to catch up on a bit more sleep.
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@BelleStarr (36179)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Sep
With so little sleep it is no wonder you felt out of it, I hope you feel better today. I had 5 hours sleep last night, I feel better than in a while.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
True. Thank you, Iz, I am getting there, just must catch up a few more hours. I am happy you got some sleep and are feeling better. I hope you keep getting sleep. Have a wonderful Tuesday further.
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@TRBRocks420 (71391)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Sep
You just reminded me I still have a pizza in the freezer :)
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
I hope it was a timely and pleasant reminder. ;)
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@1hopefulman (24996)
• Canada
25 Sep
When we don't get a good night's sleep it's hard to function the next day. I hope your headache has gone. The weekend here was really good, very warm weather. We had the warmest Sept 25th in over 100 years.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Sep
Thank you. It is good you're finally getting some warm weather after a too fresh summer, even though it shows the seasons are messed up. Enjoy the good weather. :)
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@Kandae11 (33800)
25 Sep
If I go one night without sleep I feel awful the next day - and catching naps during the day doesn't help much. I hope you have a great Monday.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
Yes, it was awful. Thank you, I hope you do too.
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@kepweng (9575)
25 Sep
i already experienced this a couple of times and you really need a sleep to refresh your mind and body and after waking up take a bath or shower
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
It was a good reminder of how badly lack of sleep affects us and a shower can help to wake us.
@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
25 Sep
Yeah sometimes I feel that way especially when we are not inspired or just missing something or someone.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Sep
I was definitely not inspired. ;)
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