If you read my previous post you already know that we stayed up a little late on Friday (3:30 am Saturday). Quite thankfully though I was the designated driver and did not drink. Otherwise I probably would have sported a massive headache on Saturday. Too much alcohol or also the wrong kind of alcohol e.g. certain red wines or mixing too many different kinds will do that. Not this time. I was good, just very tired.

Somehow I woke up fairly early and got up at 8:30 and decided to stay up. After a normal Saturday with shopping, cleaning, working out, cooking and such we had a late dinner and watched a film from the 90s (Phantoms – anyone seen that?) until about 10:30/11:00 pm by which time I was again really tired, after the previous night. But – I had agreed to skype with my BFF Saturday night. Why skype? Why Saturday night? Well, she lives down under. in Australia.

We have lived far away from each other for quite a while, Germany / Australia, Switzerland / Germany. But we have always managed staying in touch. Yet somehow Australia to US makes it really difficult for us. See, while right now it is 5:27 pm Sunday here in NJ, my friend is already ‘happily’ enjoying her Monday morning 9:27 am at work. So, really the only way for us to meet is late (for me) on weekends (Friday or Saturday).

Anyways, you know how it is when you get together with your BFF, right? So for us it is only possible via skype. And for that – I love skype. She was lounging in a tank-top on the deck before it got too hot (summer in Australia) and she went inside to the air conditioned bedroom. At the same time I was in my warmly heated office wearing a sweater and thick socks. Much later we were joined by her partner, her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend. All of them lounging around in Oz, I was here in NJ – and we were happily chatting the rest of the evening away. Until it was – 1:30 am. Late again! That was it for me. When I finally said good night, they were making dinner plans.

You know what is giving me a headache in all this? 1) Too little sleep 2) too much trying to figure out what the time is on the side of earth (thank God for Google) and 3) how the heck is it that the weekend is already over?! Leslie’s prompt for this week’s Coffee Chat is – I think; therefore I have a headache. Suffer from over-thinking? Guilty of the thinking much?  Or, just.. .meh. For me mostly I think it is meh, no over-thinking. Yes, I do tend to think a lot, about… ‘things’. But I usually come to a decision before it gets too bad. Too much turning around in circles is very unproductive and potentially very upsetting. Hm, maybe that is why I am fairly good at making (quick) decisions? Unfortunately though I do get headaches, even migraines, but for other reasons (see top of this post).

And now for another image. I realized that it is actually fun trying to create a picture to a specific song. Remember last week’s 99 Luftballons? Well, this week Kathy chose I Can See Clearly Now -by Jimmy Cliff for her Song-ography. I do not like reggae, but I love this song! It is one of my ultimate favorite ‘good mood songs’. When I looked up this week’s song I played it and was immediately rocking, singing and smiling along. That’s what I call a good song. So, here is my picture for it. I am sure I could have found a lot of straight out of the camera photos for it, but you know that I really got into this style lately.

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sunny day, grunge, fine art, photoshop

 (credit: Photos by me / textures by: JulieMead and SebastianMichaels)

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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