Sleepless in Seattle

Monica: Sorry for the trite post title but I really have been sleepless. I’m in Seattle for a few days taking a class for work. I’m very happy to be here but I have been stuck in Central time mode and have not been able to adjust to the 2 hour time difference. I’ve been really tired by 9 pm and fall asleep instantly. The worst thing about this trip is that I’ve been getting up at 3 am and am  starving when I wake up but nothing is open until 6 so I try to go back to sleep but I end up napping and waking up every 15 minutes. Until I get out of bed at 4 and then I’m really groggy. I know you’re wondering why this is happening since I’m in Vegas frequently and they are also on Pacific time there. I think it’s because I have to stick to a schedule when I’m here whereas when I’m in Vegas I’m on vacation so I’m not feeling the pressure to be anywhere and can sleep in if I want.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to see many sights. Mostly because I’m pretty tired when I’m done with my class and just want to hang out in my room and knit and watch tv and decompress. This is the exciting view from my hotel room.

Do you see the pine trees in the far distance?

Yesterday I went to visit an old family friend and his family whom I haven’t seen in at least 10 years. I was a bridesmaid at their wedding. Before I went to see them I picked up a gift.
They are beautiful cupcakes from Trophy. I didn’t eat any as I knew I would be stopping there again today because I’m meeting Rebecca there.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a yarn shop in the same building as the cupcake shop.  I had been going on and on to my friends all last week about not visiting any yarn shops while I’m here mostly because I have SO MUCH YARN. And I thought I would stick to my guns but I didn’t.


I tried to restrain myself and stuck to one pattern and one skein of yarn.  Self-control is always challenging for me. Anyway I’m glad I’m here because I got to avoid round 2 of the horrible cold weather in Chicago and I got a very nice small taste of Seattle. I can’t wait to come back when I’m here for vacation and I will have more time to explore.

4 thoughts on “Sleepless in Seattle

  1. Lynette

    I feel the same way when I travel to Richmond, they’re an hour ahead of us. My mental clock is always exhausted by the time I get back home.

    Seattle is great! That’s #1 for my retirement location. Portland is #2. It’s great that you’re going to meet Rebecca or Rebecki as I’m used to seeing her name. She doesn’t know me, but tell her I said “HI”!

  2. Dee

    Those cupcakes look delicious! I think we owe it to ourselves to pick up a yarn souvenir from our travels. Seriously, people collect such non useful items like snow globes and then don’t have a regretful thought about it. No shame Monica! Hold your head high you done good!


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