Mr. Sandman?

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

The original prompt can be found by following The Daily Post.

Sleep Is Not The Same These Days

Sleep is not the same these days,
because the cushion of our bed
and pillow of bodies no longer
meet in pair when the lights are out.

My view now framed with new perspective
is a slave to the passing daylight
and I find no reprieve in the coming night
when loneliness is nothing but shadows

I lay my head in the shallow crevices
of the mascara-stained leaches of my dreams.
There is no hopeful distraction; no wonder.
There is only empty darkness without you.

© Cassandra Buchholz
March 2014


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Happy Saturday!

I’m writing to you from the breezy, 65 degree, mildly sunny day on my back porch. I am sure that I should be doing something “dire” like laundry or maybe disinfecting my bathroom, but to be honest, I don’t care. I really don’t.

Not momentarily. This breezy, 65 degree, mildly sunny day was earned, and I do believe I deserve a slice of it. Laundry can come later, and maybe MAYBE I can pass the bathroom off to someone else.

I say all of this to say that I am tired, and anyone who works 50 hours a week and spends another 10 hours in two different classes, plus another 2-3 hours on homework a week will understand or, I hope, empathize with me when I say that I really am tired and I’d rather go to bed, or escape from my laundry/bathroom.

It’s also summer — and…

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Ha ha ha (Friday Joke)

What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhino?

Give up?

Yeah me, too. El-if-I-no.

Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha

I really like all colors — they all have a certain dynamic in their own rite. I have, however, always favored purple since I was a little girl.


Like all colors, I love all their shades. Purple is no exception. I hope today’s instagram post shows that. Also, the train that takes me to my home sweet home is via the purple line…so, it kind of just came together for me today. Enjoy and please play along. Tomorrow’s prompt is: “busy”.

Every morning I wake up early because I’m the one who starts work the earliest… usually. I get to enjoy the morning silence and the sounds of waking up by myself with a cup of coffee.


P. S. I’m still a day behind.  Today’s prompt is “your favorite color”. Please play along!

I’ve been slacking y’all. But, I did get a pic for water. Yesterday was a beautiful Sunday,  and my guy and I were out and about.  We were really close to the lake. Here it is:


I hope to have another pic posted for today. P.S. today’s Instagram prompt is “alone”. Won’t you play along?

I can’t remember the first game I listened to — if I was listening with my father in the car or if I tuned in myself, but listening to baseball on the air is quite possibly my favorite way to catch a baseball game…particularly when the Milwaukee Brewers are playing. I am definitely a fan, and it is sometimes hard to be a Brewers fan without cable and living in Chicago. I don’t always get to listen let along watch. The internet isn’t always forgiving either if I have to pay to watch the game.

Well, today my boyfriend and I had off, and we walked past a second hand store that just happened to have a variety of AM radios. They’re ridiculous alongside my smartphone and laptop. Plus they remind me of my grandfather’s garage — sometimes a game would be on, but it was mostly country tunes while he tinkered (his word) with the car. Funky as they are, they do work.

NOW, I know that not everyone enjoys baseball…and I challenge those that have only watched a game on T.V. Because honestly it’s not the most exciting way to enjoy it if you mildly like baseball. If you don’t like it at all, well then, I probably won’t change your mind either way about radio just being better. But, it also helps a lot that Bob Uecker is Mr. Baseball. One can’t help but get excited about what’s happening. He’s a legend in baseball and radio broadcasting. He’s also older, and I can’t help but be caught in the frenzy of his joy when an amazing play is happening; it’s because he doesn’t hold back. What kind of young whippersnapper would I be if I didn’t “Get up. Get out. GONE!” every time one of the Brewers hits a homerun?

Anyway, I’m listening to a game now, and I’m all smiles. Spring is in the air, baseball season has begun, and my Brewers are on the radio. Life is good.




I worked a 10 hour day today at the preschool.  It most certainly warranted a glass of sweet, girly, fruity wine.  It was very good and very “necessary” 🙂

I’ve been having a fight with the CTA for the past couple of weeks with construction and me just trying to figure out how to make all my connections without arriving too early or too late. I am already gone from my house for almost 12 hours a day, so I’m not really looking to get to work SUPER early, but I don’t like being late either. Well, today, I arrived with a few minute to spare. Just enough time to take a deep breath before all chaos ensued. Today was fantastically crazy and I’m glad it’s over, but hey, I was early. That actually happened  today.

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