O Canada!

On Thursday night I was bedeviled by a bout of insomnia. I’d broken a cardinal rule and continued reading well past what I’ve come to think of as the “sleep tipping point.” It’s that point when I can feel my eyelids drooping and my breaths relaxing into the rhythms of sleep.

If I’d put the kindle down in that moment I’d have been fine, but no. I was reading James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty, and had just gotten to the period of time following trump’s inauguration. There was no way I could stop. Soon I was wide awake and had swung in the opposite direction of the sleep tipping point.

Studly Doright’s sciatic pain awakened him around 11 p.m., so he went to the den to try resting on the couch for awhile. I finished the book just before midnight, and my brain was churning furiously. I checked my phone–another bad decision, but what the heck? I wouldn’t be sleeping for awhile anyway.

WordPress had a message for me. It said my stats were booming. “Well, well, well,” I thought. “Finally hit the big time.”

Actually, since this wasn’t my first rodeo that thought never crossed my mind at all. I reckoned, and rightly so, that someone had found my blog and had taken the time to read more than one post. I love it when that happens. I always picture someone very much like me sitting somewhere in the world making connections through our shared experiences.

When I looked on my stats page I saw this graphic:

Clearly someone from Canada liked my blog well enough to read 75 different posts. Whoever you are, thank you. This is for you.

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Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

10 thoughts on “O Canada!”

  1. It’s always a shame when you receive such stats and have to guess who has been reading – but, never mind, well done. Sorry about your struggling to sleep. But I’m sure the book was good. Give Studly my wishes for relief

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  2. About a month ago I had the same thing happen to me — overnight my stats exploded from one person in Canada. That person continued reading into the next day too. Of course, I’m curious who it is, but I’ll probably never find out.

    BTW, I turn my WP notifications off starting at 8:00pm each evening as we sit down to watch TV. I decided it was too distracting. 🙂 – Marty

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