If you see it says Monday at 5am you will know that I scheduled a post I wrote on Sunday--LOL! That worked like a charm! :)
This last week I stumbled upon and read up on CBT-I (Cognative Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) and watched videos, too. Have been trying to adapt my sleep routine to see if it would help. I set an alarm to take my melatonin and CBD oil and then have no screen time for an hour--do something quiet with the lights down low. Then when the second alarm goes off I turn off all the lights, listen to something meditative and try to go to sleep. I was so tired it worked okay for the first couple nights--even if I didn't sleep very long. The third night, though, I was so very tired that it was a total crash night and I slept 12 hours! So, of course, then last night I couldn't sleep at all--despite the routine and laying in the dark listening to meditative music for two hours. Was up all night and only had a nap today from 11:15am till 12:45pm. So I have no idea when I will sleep again...but I will try the evening routine again--if I am still awake--ROFL! They suggest writing/journaling, reading a book...just some quiet time. I'll keep trying.
Anyways, this felt like a week off in a way. I have puttered with the cards. Finished the red bulbs and am about half way done with the silver bulb bases.
I really thought I would get the coloring done this last week, but I needed more breaks (shoulders and neck sore from all the hunching over--lol!) so I didn't push it. Took it really easy and mostly just did the usual--laundry and such. Watched more history videos. Yup--still down that rabbit hole. ;) But I did watch the new season of Only Murder In The Building on Hulu and finished The Chelsea Detective's new season on Acorn TV. Just was a very relaxing week--albeit not the most productive.
Allie slept at her new spa......and on her chair. :)
Oh, I did put up the last of the new colorful shower curtains.
I think this one is my very favorite! Saved it for the last of the wild ones.
I do see my painting easel, though, still leaning against the stacks--lol!
All the IKEA boxes and some more donations got piled on the other side. After Chuck picks all that up then we can move all the IKEA boxes over in the left hand corner farther away from the door. I do get a little water sometimes when the snow melts in the winter or if the rain pelts from the right direction. Not as much now that Gerald put on a new rubber piece along the bottom of the door, but to be on the safe side I want those boxes moved to the back of the garage.
There are so many boxes because each drawer we think has its own box and the living room will be full of IKEA dressers--lol! One whole wall and another dresser under the window. :)
Meanwhile, they have been busy, as usual. The boys are back at the climbing place again now that the summer sports programs are ended.
I think of it as gym time--along with the bowling. :)
They went to see a lot of big vehicles at some local event. The neighbor boy came with, too. Fire truck.
Liam seems to love the huge tires!
Not sure what this is--but they would know. Looks like it might have a scoop on the front.
Looks like the boys all had a great time climbing all over and inside of these huge vehicles! :)
Dagan being silly with Blink.
The shower pieces are there now!
My new shower floor!
Leah sends me little drawings sometimes to explain what she is texting me about. This one was about shelving and where it will go. Honey oak wood shelves with black brackets. Looked really nice to me and I agreed with all the places they will go. :)
Lastly, across the street from them somebody is finally building a house on that empty lot.
They get a good view from upstairs.
Cement being poured for the foundation. Exciting!
Well, a quiet week for me and Miss Allie. Lovely fall weather on the whole. One day we hit 80, I think, but otherwise it has been a lot cooler and even chilly at night. Had some sweet rain and thunder yesterday off and on. I do love the sound of rain and thunder! I miss my sound machine that finally bit the dust quite a while back. I bet I can get my Hey, Google contraption or Alexa (yes, I have them both) to play me a thunderstorm if I tried. Might try that tonight.