I just read that the best cure for insomnia is sleep. I wish someone had told me sooner. In the meantime, during two recent sleep-deprived nights: I solved all the world’s problems; evaluated every decision I’ve ever made; vowed to sculpt, paint, draw, pump iron, read El País (in Spanish and all the way through in one sitting), get up every morning before 9:30, finish hanging pictures, clean, iron, and be an all-round better person. Progress: I got out of bed before 9:30. But, then I wasn’t sleeping anyway. I’m not concerned about the insomnia. It usually lasts a few days and then all is well again.
|I’M NOT ONE OF THOSE CATS THAT CAN SLEEP IN ANY POSITION.|
Despite being sleep-challenged, I’ve still been enjoying myself. A very exciting highlight this week: I walked over to Plaza de España the other day to check on the status of our residency card renewals and to find out how to obtain a document that will allow me back into Spain/Europe after I visit The Dowager Duchess and The Wonderful Brother — if our new cards aren’t issued before my next trip. I was treated well, but was told I needed to go to the original issuing office for that information instead of the renewal office. Since it was already early afternoon, the other office had a very long line outside and a waiting room filled with people. I was hot and tired and decided to go back one morning before breakfast next week. Afterward, my reward will be another perfect cup of coffee (café con leche) made lovingly by Fatima at Emperador Trajano.
|MY MORNING COFFEE MADE WITH LOVE BY FATIMA.|
|LATER THAT SAME DAY. IT’S ALL ABOUT ME.
REFLECTIONS OF MY MORNING COFFEE AT THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART.
|PEEPING TOMÁS ACROSS FROM EMPERADOR TRAJANO THURSDAY MORNING.
(BUT IT’S NOT HOW IT LOOKS… REALLY.)
I’ve racked up about 5 hours sleep total between the last two nights (and 3-1/2 of those were last night). I prefer 8 hours a night. I rarely get it… but I prefer it. My thoughts can be random and scattered on the best of days. They’re pretty much tutti frutti today.
|EITHER A VERY SMALL PLUM OR A VERY LARGE CHERRY. (TASTED LIKE A CHERRY.)|
|THURSDAY’S TUTTI FRUTTI FROM FRUTAS FAUSTINO. MORE THANKS TO SAN GERALDO.
(WITH A PLATEFUL OF MONSTER CHERRIES ON TOP.)