Longing for Sleep

My sleep habits changed this year and it’s been a very challenging life change.  I have always been someone who filled my schedule.  I want to do and see everything.  I like being busy.  It’s one of the areas Matt, my boyfriend, and I differ.  I like to get up early and go, go go throughout the day, planning activities for almost every minute.  Matt, on the other hand, appreciates time to relax.  I’ve always laughed in the face of relaxing.  In the past, four days a year of good R&R were enough for me.

But when I started not getting good zzz’s that all changed.   In my exhaustion I needed more down time.  It wasn’t a choice.  I’d fall asleep doing things or be so exhausted I couldn’t enjoy them.  I started drinking caffeine.  It seems like I should say that with a whisper because if you know me, you know I really don’t drink anything caffeinated.  At least I […]

Longing for Sleep2014-08-04T18:02:20-04:00

Dunkin Donuts

I am not anti Dunkin Donuts. I like them and I go there—usually for donuts, muffins, coffee rolls, or egg sandwiches. As long as it’s not coffee I’m usually good. But there are things that really bug me about Dunkin Donuts (if you will listen to my rant for a moment).

I don’t like their ad slogan: America Runs on Dunkin. It bothers me the way commercials that try to make women think they need longer lashes; perfectly slender, hairless legs; flawless skin; and perky breasts to be valuable and beautiful bother me.

They aren’t wrong. We eat and drink a lot of Dunkin Donuts, but we probably shouldn’t. Not only is the food unhealthy, but the caffeine we need to get through our insanely busy days seems a little excessive. I think we all need to calm down a little, myself included.

And, I’ve noticed that when I walk out of DD some stores now have a sign that says, “See you soon.” They are right, but it drives me bonkers. It’s like they know their greasy, […]

Dunkin Donuts2017-09-12T19:31:40-04:00