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20 DECEMBER 2011 : A DORMANT SANTA CLAUS.

ALTUCHER CONFIDENTIAL.

Tip No 26 : Sleep eight hours a day.

http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/03/33-unusual-tips-to-being-a-better-writer/

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THE YAAN.

SLEEP. Hah! I was a non sleeper for many years but that was pre Hep C and low Platelets. Nowadays Sleep and Benches are fundamentals in my lifestyle. I tried for years to push past the barriers of fatigue, especially during the Driven Era of the 1990s and all that happened was increasing weakness and muddled thinking and emotional lunacy. Nowadays, I shamelessly “ take to my bed”.

Doesn’t seem to make a writer of me but I feel a lot better. Hey – and that’s despite its meeting considerable amounts of resistance over the years. A lot of People don’t seem to like you to sleep. Or even rest. When I sit on the benches as I so often do, the Restless Ones tend to go a little frenzied.

For a goodly length of time, years indeed, professionals and amateurs alike were very clear with me that I would develop depression from sleeping so much. In my Uncertain Times of early recovery, I struggled to activate so that the depression didn’t come upon me unawares while I was sleeping. After a bit of experimentation I decided that I was far more depressed struggling 5 kilometres on a walk to work in Rainbow Street with a backpack of teaching gear than I was in bed.

I have a knack of choosing residences with good bedrooms where I can lie exotically and not feel trapped and I tell you that’s not easily done on a pension where the rents are often, make that almost always, more than half of the income. What I don’t have a knack of is – interior decoration. My beds suck. I still have a sheet that belonged to my mother and she’s been gone for a decade. My siblings are another matter entirely. The bedroom where I sat with my sister while she passed smelled sweet, was decorated with magical bits and pieces and was soft with satin sheets and pillows.

My brother’s rooms are high class mattresses and sleep-inducing with linen I could happily wear out to a function.  Even if with the Princess and the Pea syndrome, I would sleep deeply at his place.

My bedroom – well – its not the best of the rooms I have had but its pretty good. A passionfruit vine is growing up and over the windows and the birds and other critters live in the trees outside it but the bed itself is an acrobatic feat. It creaks and screams for mercy and seems to slope slightly. I do have the satin pillowcases now and I have duck feather pillows – but I am not good at  creating a sleeping environment.

My daughter and daughter in law are pretty sharp at the bed creation. They make quality beds and I used to like visiting them. Up in the mountains at my son’s place, they always put 5 pillows and 5 doonahs for me. I liked that. Especially with  towels folded in a fan shape with motel soap on top of the spread. The word for my bed which comes to mind is SCHEMOZZLE.

Nonetheless. I like sleeping. THE WORLD OF SLEEP.  Sometime before the SHEEPLE YEARS, rest was understood and embraced.

LET US SLEEP !

Here’s a kindly era when little ones were allowed to be little ones.

The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), Saturday 18 May 1946
“SLEEP.” The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954) 18 May 1946.
SLEEP The Mail (Adelaide, SA 1912 - 1954), Saturday 18 May 1946,
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Wednesday 6 February 1952
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44802401
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 9 December 1944,
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kwikbru The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 6 February 1952 horlicks The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 9 December 1944,
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 3 March 1945,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47117836
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 15 March 1941
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47501478
bile beans The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 3 March 1945, sheets The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 15 March 1941

The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Wednesday 6 August 1980,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51602133

bed The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 6 August 1980,

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MORE XMAS IDEAS FROM THE XMAS TROVE

SOME MORE RANDOM INSPIRATION FROM THE PAST.

The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Wednesday 12 December 1956.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41852348

XMAS PUD TP The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 12 December 1956,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56439306

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 – 1954), Monday 3 December 1945

XMAS APC Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld.  1878 - 1954), Monday 3 December 1945,

XMAS HAM The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 23 November 1940,

A LITTLE DEPRESSING PERHAPS

Albany Advertiser (WA : 1897 – 1950), Monday 18 December 1933,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70231381

XMAS PIG Albany Advertiser (WA 1897 - 1950), Monday 18 December 1933,

xmas jokes The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. 1933 - 1954), Saturday 14 December 1946, TIE XMAS TOYS The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 24 November 1945, p CYCLOPS

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1151625

“Display Advertising.” The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 – 1954) 16 Dec 1933

SANTA BEER The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.  1933 - 1954), Saturday 16 December 1933

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Thursday 22 December 1927,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3899569

XMAS The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.  1848 - 1956), Thursday 22 December 1927,

The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 18 November 1950
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55190295

XMAS PUD The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 18 November 1950

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Thursday 25 November 1909
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10000583

XMAS PUD The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.  1860 - 1954), Thursday 25 November 1909,

 

SANTA AUSSIE

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Wednesday 26 November 1947,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22522029

xmas cake The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.  1848 - 1956), Wednesday 26 November 1947,

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Wednesday 22 December 1937

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11134726

 

xmas touring The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. 1848 - 1956), Wednesday 22 December 1937,

Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), Sunday 3 February 1946

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59349216

xmas spark plugs Sunday Times (Perth, WA  1902 - 1954), Sunday 3 February 1946,
Lucky Dad.

RANDOM IDEAS TO PREPARE YOU FOR CHRISTMAS

XMAS PETROL The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.  1933 - 1954), Wednesday 23 December 1953,

IF YOU HAVE A CONNECTION WITH BELLINGEN OR WOULD LIKE ONE, 2BBB STREAMS LIVE RIGHT THROUGH THIS JOLLY LITTLE SEASON.

http://www.2bbb.net.au/

xmas The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.  1933 - 1954), Saturday 23 December 1939,

1939.

Bear with me. I ‘m going searching for CHRISTMAS ODDITIES that might come in useful. If you see anything you fancy, it’s yours.

 

SOME VIDEOS TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED.

http://www.archive.org/details/CrazyChristmas
http://www.archive.org/details/Grouchobeer-HowDubyaSavedChristmas548-2
http://www.archive.org/details/Beverly_Hillbillies_Ep50__Christmas_At_The_Clampetts
http://www.archive.org/details/Dragnet_A_Gun_For_Christmas
http://www.archive.org/details/AH-Scotia_Band_Video_Christmas_Card

 

SOME XMAS AND SUMMER MUSIC

XMAS DECORATIONS

http://www.archive.org/details/BizarreChristmasOrnament–aHippieMerman