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Mushy vacation brain and the Instagram madness that never was

I woke up this morning with my brain feeling like a pile of mush. The feeling is kind of similar to that Mommy Brain feeling after giving birth to your child, which pretty much feels like you also just gave birth to your brain because you can’t think straight to save your life.

Actually, my mushy brain this morning is not that bad because my very large mug of coffee seems to be curing the fogginess. I only wish coffee could easily cure Mommy Brain, which according to my husband, my condition is chronically hopeless.

I’m feeling foggy because we just arrived home last night from a two-week vacation in beautiful Costa Rica. It was a fabulous family vacation and I have more to tell you about it, but I need a few days to get back into the swing of things here in the city. You know – work, school, and catching up on tons of vacation laundry. Ugh.

I was really looking forward to sharing my Instagram photos from Costa Rica while we were away but a couple of things prevented me from doing this: spotty WiFi access and on day three in Costa Rica, Instagram disabled my account for supposed Terms of Service Violations.


I was shocked by this and the more I think about the more mad I get. I did not do anything to violate anything and my account has been wrongly disabled. It’s been almost two weeks now and I have had no response from Instagram about this, so I’m guessing that nothing will be done to remedy it. Grrrr I am so not impressed.

This really makes me mad because I have supported and defended Instagram since I first started using the app months ago. I thought that maybe my account got hacked and was posting spam but my friends and family who followed me would have let me know. I received no notice or explanation of why.


I’m getting myself all worked up about this, so I should probably go now before I really lose my cool. But before I stomp off all mad, I wanted to let you know that I have a ton of photos from Costa Rica to share which I will be editing and organizing into a slide show on my Flickr account.

I’ll post the slide show here as soon as I get a chance, or whenever my brain decides to come back from vacation. 🙂

Sunset over the mountain


Trying to keep my chin up

So I’m not doing so well with the seasonal depression. Well, let me rephrase that…I am doing ok, just not going out to take any photos the way I would like to. I’m being easy on myself and going to bed early with the exception of a couple of late nights here and there. I’ve had some scary mood swings but thankfully noone was hurt by it, well, except for my ego but that’s okay.

Sleep. I just can’t get enough sleep. Throughout the rest of the year, I run on about four or five hours of sleep per night. Right now, ten hours is not enough. I’m tired ALL DAY LONG. An amethyst cave that I can crawl into and sleep until about mid-April would be great, but of course that’s never going to happen. Neither is moving to a warmer climate any time soon.

So, for now I am taking my Omega 3 supplements, St. John’s Wort and I just ordered myself this light therapy lamp. I had one before but it was too big and the light gave me headaches and eye strain. That was several years ago and it looks like light therapy lamps have changed a lot, also the price. I’m getting a small one that I can keep on my desk by my computer.

I’m not sure if I will be getting out and taking photos of sunrise any time soon. It’s November and it’s mostly been cold and grey here so far this month. Well, actually I wouldn’t know because I have slept in every weekend these past few weeks and haven’t seen a sunrise in what seems like ages.

I went down to the bridge in my neighbourhood the other day and snapped a photo of sunset. It looks like it’s going to be a long few months ahead of me with no trips down to the lake to snap shots of the sun coming up. But with sunset views like this one so close to where I live, maybe I might be able to manage the impending cold winter after all.