Well, let's say the mood to tackle my to-do list....... which goes something like (in no order of priority):
- pull out the weeds growing in my teeny lawn
- clean the pantry cupboard
- re-organise the book-cupboard
- start again for the umpteenth time on my beginner arabic
- claim from IRD my over-paid taxes
- my wardrobe needs organising, too
- it's the 8th of the month - most of my bills will fall due soon
- exercise, exercise, exercise - got to get fit for that back-packing trip in June
- oh yeah, update my other blog with last night's usrah topic - riya' (hmmm .... wondering whether me babbling here is considered riya')
- need to buy new headphones for this laptop and yellow cartridge for the printer
Apart from the the usual run-of-the-mill cooking, cleaning, laundry, there's nothing there to get my socks off, so to speak. Just an ordinary home-maker's concerns, unlike some now on-shore/now off-shore Capt.'s log.
Just one mug of steaming hot coffee in the morning will often hit the right spot. If fasting, then the same at syahur will see me through the day. Add to that a tall mug of teh halia in the afternoon, and I'll be in top form till the early hours.
Now why can't I enjoy these wonderful beverages without getting over-stimulated? Take hubby or even my sis, for instance. They have coffee for night-caps, but once they hit the pillow, off they are to dreamland.
Yesterday I decided to quit for a day. I instead had this chocolate concoction that had kacip fatimah and collagen included (in response to hubby's tongkat ali coffee which he consumes to keep up with me hahaha). By late afternoon, my withdrawal symptom appeared in the form of a tightness in my neck and shoulders, developing to a throb on top of my head by night-time. I could have gone to bed earlier than usual by the way, but hubby wanted to read the SoPo blogs about the elections and so I waited up too.
This morning, I was still headachey. I knew the remedy .................. a nice steaming hot mug of wonderful aromatic strong Carrefour instant coffee. It's 1.20 pm and headache's long gone, I've churned out this entry and I'm good to go for a bout of strength training after lunch perhaps.
I didn't need the honey (old-folks recommendation for curing insomnia) last night. We'll see how it goes tonight.