Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Today I...August 16th

Today I...

...am sharing this compilation of clips from one of my favorite movies, 'Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain' (English version: Amelie) with you. The music is from the film Score and is by Yann Tiersen. Even if you've never seen the film, you should get the soundtrack off of iTunes or at your local musci store, it is so very much worth it. I got turned onto the movie by my Sweetheart who played this piece and another from the score for me on the piano and I ran out to get the film and CD right away when I got back from his place (this happened while he was still living in Toronto)

...had a rather special day at work. First off my PC wasn't working this morning and it took an hour to get it going again. Then, we got invaded by two groups of pilgrims with horrible 'table' manner who were eating outside and leaving bits of food and garbage lying around after them, so we had to herd all 120 of them into the downstairs dining room out of sight and where it would be easier for us to clean up after them. Then, one of our tour organizers who come twice a year showed up with her group, but she was having a relapse of a severe bacterial infection in her lungs that she picked up while in India and was therefore confined to a wheel chair. I found myself helping the bus driver for their group take care of a bunch of things for here, all the while trying to remember if bacterial infections are contagious. Luckily, they're not. THEN the fire alarm went off just after I made it back to the office and we ended up having to evacuated the office building for about 20 minutes until they made sure that it was indeed the fellow from the alarm and sprinkler system company who made a mistake and set off the alarm and that there was not a fire somewhere in the building. At least it was the alarm he set off and not the sprinkler system as I would have gotten a nice shower if he had, I have a sprinkler right over my head!

...am absolutely thrilled about the effect that my nightly walks are having on me. I have been going out for a brisk half hour walk every night somewhere between 8:30 and 9:00 P.M. since Sunday and let me tell you, it has been miraculous for my sleep cycle! Proof: I am about 2-3 days from getting my period and should normally be sleeping like complete and utter crap by now and I have not had an issue. I get to bed around 11:30, fall asleep within 15 minuted and am out like a light until my alarm goes off at 7:00 P.M. Tah dah! So if any of you have trouble sleeping, try walking for a half hour before going beginning your nightly before bed routine, you just might get a very pleasant surprise :o)


  1. I will suggest that to dh in the hopes he can get a better nights sleep.

    Thanks for your suggestion about ds taking a bath, we don't however have any baths in this house, just showers......

    Take care,


  2. Hi Karine! You know how much I enjoy reading about your days, and am glad that you're finding some good rest! I love walking in the evening too, especially this time of the year!

    I hope you're having a good day and work has gone well!!

  3. That's a good tip. My sleep has been rotten for a while - waking at 3/4 am and unable to get back to sleep.