#SoCS ~ 5/29/21

Time for #SoCS where the lovely Linda writes and I copy paste … Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collect.” Use the word “collect” any way you’d like. Have fun! Well let’s get this show on the road. You too can play along by following the rules and ping back.

What a difference a year makes!! In May 2020, I was in a surreal state of disbelief. Maybe even still under stay orders. Caught in a vortex of uncertainty that I for one thought we’d never escape. It felt like the devil came calling to collect our souls. Ah what the heck am I talking about? Forever the Queen comma Drama.

Thursday night I couldn’t sleep. I was wired for sound. Whatever that means? I forget but us kids said “wired for sound” often growing up. I collect colloquialisms for a hobby. I tell ya what! Yeah buddy, that ain’t no lie. Now we’re cooking with gas. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

Now where am I … or where was I? Oh yeah! I couldn’t sleep. So my mind was going places. As I lay there deep breathing and trying to relax, I had some really really good blog post ide’ers. I was sure I’d remember but alas I do not. Shame! They were Pulitzer prize zingers. Next time I get like that, I’m gonna git up and write down the gist of the thought, then go back to trying to git some shut eye. I must have my 7-8 hours nightly!

Why? Well to collect healthy points for $$ off my health insurance premium. We play games at work, going around, earning points for various activities. One activity is tracking our sleep. If we get 49 hours a week, then that equals 10 points. Since I work at home, I can make that happen. My prime sleeping hours are 11 to 7. With the exception of Thursday night. Why the insomnia? Work was getting the better of me.

But come Friday, with many people out of the office, I found myself with breathing room. I blocked the entire morning to catch up on healthy challenges and collect even more points. I am on the road to 3000 because I MUST HAVE that hoodie. I have surpassed the 2000 milestone which earns 5% off the premium (that’s the max allowed).

By far my favorite event was a quick 3.27 minute video where we exercise following along one of fitness instructors who I’m sure is chomping at the bit for us to get back into the office and back into the onsight gym. Super simple marching in place, hamstring curls, quick jog, then march again before the faux jump roping. I tell ya what, that was the bomb diggity. Faux jump roping is my jam. You should try it some time. Hell I’m gonna faux jump rope again right now!

This weird stream was brought to you by one J-Dub McGillicutty. Collector of memories and all things irrelevant. But dang nabbit doesn’t she have fun.

As always, more to come.