Monday, October 26, 2009

Letter to Brain

The Towers
Bangkok

Dear Brain

When I said to Susan ‘I don’t need to worry about the Melbourne Cup hats until I get back to Bangkok’ I didn’t mean the very first night I got back. I had just done a long haul flight and could really have done with the sleep. You, Brain, would have benefitted from said sleep. And, there were after all, only a few hours left on the Sunday; worrying could have waited until Monday. You know, daylight hours? Then I could have done something practical about the worrying.

I didn’t mean you to think that waking me at 1.30am after two hours sleep on the very first day I got home, and keeping me conscious and worrying about design and technical putting together of hat until 5.30am was necessary: particularly not when the alarm goes off at 5.45am.

See, Brain, it's now 9.20am on Monday and I need a night's sleep already.

They are just hats; how hard can they be? Don’t answer that. I know that you think assembling and subsequently hiding the feathers’ join seems a similar challenge to splitting the atom… but you know, I don’t think it will be. We have a glue gun, UHU, staplers and a needle and thread. I've even purchased some of those eyelet things. You do, after all, in your dim and distant past have a degree in sculpture: I reckon we can do this, you and I. We can put together a fascinator/hat thingummyjig - alright, thirteen fascinator/hat thingummyjigs to make everyone happy.

Anyway, Brain, I just wanted to send you this message to let you know that if I spend some of today working on the design (that’s if I can stay awake) I would really appreciate some sleep tonight. Okay?

Love JJx

8 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

Lol. Too lol. Hope you get some sleep and a less agitated brain soon!

Queenie said...

Tee hee! Glad you got home safely x

Carol said...

LOL!!! I need to write a similar letter to my Brain regarding fretting at 3am!!

C x

sheepish said...

It must a female thing, worrying about unimportant matters in the wee small hours. Glad you are safely home.
I think your hat making will take up a HUGE amount of your time.Well I hope so anyway. LOL!!!!!!

B said...

Last Sunday night I didn't get to sleep until about 2.30am, and had to get up for work at 6.30am. And guess what? Same thing last night. I ended up washing up and then doing my ironing. Another 4 hours' sleep before work, and it just isn't enough!

Hope we both get a much better night tonight :)

Lily Sheehan said...

Oh dear - I hate losing sleep. And why is it that I see the word brain as brian, so now I think your brain is called brian. Oh i think i need some sleep!

JJ Beattie said...

DJ, I did, thanks. Much better today.

Queenie, thank you.

Carol, why do we do that? Why can't we still sleep like babies?

Sheepish, *Sigh* I dare say it will but I've got to get over the jetlag too... more sighs.

B, OMG, you're so good. I mostly stayed in bed trying to persuade brain I should sleep but I did get up briefly to play Bejewelled!

Lily, LOL, I can't tell you how many times I checked I'd written brain and not brian. I am so with you... Brian my brain!

B said...

ha, it was only because part of what was keeping me awake was the horror of actually having to do it all the next day! ;)