Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fantasy Island: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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"The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea." (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has 'cured' you most recently? 
Tears--both in joy and sorrow--have been a healing balm to my soul.  For someone who's used food to stifle emotions their whole life, the benefits of allowing myself the freedom to cry and laugh until tears stream down my face is a new and scary vulnerability.  Sure, I have the God-given gift to make others laugh and present the depth of feeling that brings on the tears of others, but allowing those things for myself is still very unfamiliar and inconsistent.
What's something you can't eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all?
Popcorn.  I try not to go overboard with salt, but I do enjoy the flavor that a good dash of salt brings out in food.
Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now? 
"Draw a line in the sand."  I cannot tell the whys and wherefores, but let's just say, I've had enough of some things in my life and I'm dealing with them.
A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?

Does this count?
Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?
Oh gosh!  My days have been running me lately.  I'm going through an insomnia cycle complete with irritability, backache, and a good case of the mullygrubs!  Not cool, not cool at all.  Having a restless night once in a while is one thing, but this has been going on for nearly a week, and it's getting old.
You're on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?
Why not some of all of it?  Part of the time spent parked in a beach chair soaking up rays, reading a book, and drinking a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage with one of those little umbrellas in it (served by a cute guy in a Speedo, of course).  Added to that short spells of shopping in town between books, umbrella drinks, and cute guys in Speedos.  Taking the time to learn how to snorkel and drive a jet ski sound like fun too. 
What do you think we humans most take for granted?
  • Each other.
  • Good eyesight.
  • Having clean water in abundance.
  • The ability to read.
  • Quiet
  • Warning signs
  • God's love
Insert your own random thought here.
For those so inclined, please pray that I get some consistent restful sleep soon NOW, or I'm going to have to run off to an island for a beach chair, umbrella drink, and a cute guy in a Speedo.  The sleep's cheaper.  Thanks, and see y'all next time.


  1. I need salt on my popcorn too. I used to need butter too, but have broken that habit and now just need salt. Why bother eating popcorn if there's no salt??? Hope you get the sleep you are craving!

    1. Thanks, Joyce. I did get a good night's sleep last night and will hopefully have a repeat tonight.

  2. Hope you're getting some sleep - that's so hard! You and I had some very similar answers :). Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks. Yes, lack of sleep is a pain. Hopefully, I'm over the insomnia spell.