Thursday, April 25, 2019

Life Lately

Good morning! How is your week going? Mine has had its ups and downs. As Sunday was Easter we decided to ease into the week and take the morning off on Monday. We went for a long walk, read in the sun with the pups and then got to work. Tuesday, we had a bit of a mishap. The yard guy hit a rock and broke the rear window on my car. Thankfully no one was hurt by the shattering glass and it was fixed this morning.

 I have been having a hard time sleeping lately, I feel as if I am waking up every hour, I think it is insomnia caused by menopause but I am not sure. Consequently, my energy is sapped and I am struggling to get any exercise. I do manage to get to yoga but aside from that my 10,000 are sliding down to about 5-6,000 a day. Any suggestions for a insomnia during menopause is greatly appreciated. 

My mom is doing fabulous for those who have asked. She got her cast off her broken wrist and is undergoing therapy for her shoulder. My mother-in-law has moved into her new condo and although she misses her house she knows this is for the best. My father-in-law is hanging in there, (he is over 6ft tall and weighs 128), but he is up out of bed everyday exercising. 

Spring is here, the azaleas are in bloom and the white, fuchsia and pink blossoms look beautiful, the crepe myrtles has leaves and the cherry blossoms are dropping.   This past week to celebrate Earth Day, I planted my containers and one tree in my yard. I added several ferns this year, and instead of my typical color scheme I decided to go with purple flowers in my blue pots to compliments the green boxwood and other plants that survived the winter.  I was lucky because a lot of my herbs, lavender, and other potted plants came back and I really did not need to buy too much. I am trying something new this year, I am planting flower seeds. I have never grown anything from seeds except lettuce and it was such a success last year that I thought I might try a few flowers. I will keep you posted. 

I read The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America this weekend and I am still thinking about it. When I went off to college I gained about 20 pounds more than the "freshman 15" and I felt awful, physically and mentally. The author of this book is 460 pounds and chronicles his struggles with food and loosing weight. 

I am curious, what do you think about the backlash from the 1 billion dollars pledged to rebuild Notre Dame? 

I made these spicy peanut noodles this week and they are delicious. I also made this creme brulee for Easter and it is so easy and scrumptious. 

That is what I have been up too lately, what about you? 

Have a great day!


  1. Re sleep: it's good to wear something light and to have layers of covers that you can kick off if you get a hot flash. Usually I am freezing, and it's tempting to wear warm pajamas, but that backfires later. It also helps to be exhausted from physical exertion. And to read a book to set your mind on a good path for dreams.
    Re Notre Dame: the complaints have a point. The Paradise Papers showed that plenty of rich hide their wealth offshore and don't pay taxes. It would be better if they would all pay their share, rather than hiding it legally or illegally, and then expecting to be praised when they kick in something for the greater good.

  2. I take Melatonin 5 mg for sleep. It's what my doctor told me to take.

  3. I don't know what to do about the insomnia. Most of the time I sleep well.

  4. I share your insomnia problem. I often wake up around 2-3 a.m. and have trouble going back to sleep. I find that reading or listening to a podcast helps.


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