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The morning after the night before!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There's no 2 ways about it--I'm grouchy!
It's the result of a lack of sleep-
-which is the result of a couple of things---
--a thunder storm which lasted most of the night---
-and a German-Tess-- (as in dog!)-who doesn't like wind---and thunder and lightning just make it all worse!

Lord love a Duck---Sleep does not come to one, when a dog pants and drools, on your side of the bed.
Periodically too, her paw would come up and scratch whatever limp I had near the edge of our bed---
I wanted desperately to go downstairs--turn on a light--- show her that the world was really OK., but--(that big "butt" again!)---I knew the Apple strudel was in the frig---and I knew I was hungry---

Isn't it odd what goes thru your mind, as you stare at the ceiling , at 1am--at 2 am---?
-like-----maybe if I had of walked more yesterday, I could be asleep right now---
----are all my kids OK?-----why does our only daughter love to box?--
--How come Himself is asleep----Will Beau survive?--
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Eventually I did go downstairs----
I ate the apple strudel-----
Tess the dog was sleeping by then--as was Himself----and Beau----

So, you see, I'm mad--at myself----I'm grouchy!-
Stupid Apple strudel---stupid me!

But, it is a lesson----
This morning, I've already walked--both Germans--
I've been on the Dreadmill--
And if it storms to-night, I'll read my "Spark Membership Pledge"--- maybe paste it on the ceiling!
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  • LIS193
    Make today an awesome day!
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    1148 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    Nothing you can do about an all night storm. But the strudel is another story. Night eating is a very special problem so maybe stash goodies like that in the freezer. I use music when I can't fall asleep. I use the radio and earbuds. Very helpful. Anyway, not the end if the world. emoticon
    1148 days ago
  • LOSER05
    emoticon apple strudel
    1148 days ago
  • DMEYER4
    hope you have a better night and get more sleep tonight
    1148 days ago
  • WBERRY57
    Love the Spark Pledge!
    1148 days ago
  • SUSANSKI
    I was utterly exhausted the other night. I did all my spark stuff two hours earlier so I could get to bed. Then I lay there for those two hours, wide awake. And not happy the next morning. sigh.

    As to STORMS, Mmmmmm...love 'em. They soothe me to sleep, if I'm not peering out the window in wonder of their beauty! :)


    1148 days ago
  • MSROZZIE
    emoticon Hope you enjoyed the apple strudel. Loved your blog, emoticon for sharing!
    1149 days ago
  • OLIVINE
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  • no profile photo CASS6631
    start thinking of all the nice clothes you can buy or wear when you get to a desired weight I have bought some clothes myself for losing at least 5 lbs before I went on a trip with my hubbby in September I had lost 18 lbs all together but had gained 4 pounds back still doing my best to lose another 5 lbs. I'm right now at 15 pound so have between 3 & 5 lbs before I get to my 1st 20 pounds. looking forward to it. also been going to senior exercise classes since about Aug. 2016. good luck I had been working on my weight loss since Mothers day 2016. good luck
    1149 days ago
  • ASHLEYYOUNG6416
    I had this problem the other night! I try to stay out of the kitchen after a certain time, but the challenge is real!
    1149 days ago
  • no profile photo SHARONCAPPS
    I had that problem on my last little girl. She was terrified of storms and I had to get up and walk the floor holding her over my arm. It seemed it always made me think of all the good things I could eat. Thanks for sharing this.
    1149 days ago
  • HARROWJET
    The things we do to ourselves. Time to move on. You will have a better sleep tonight. emoticon
    1149 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Our dear Charlie is also very very afraid of thunder storms.

    And: I'm also afraid of apple strudel!!
    1150 days ago
  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    Good idea putting the message on the ceiling. In big Glow in the Dark Letters emoticon

    Bad apple strudel- bad bad bad- you shouldn't attack Linda!

    Now you can close that day and start fresh on a new one! YAY!
    1150 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    The ceiling sounds like a good place! Climb right back on the healthy horse! All we can do is keep on trying and then trying again!!
    1150 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    I ate like a swine yesterday! So much food, so little time. We can do this!! 💪👍🙋🌈
    1150 days ago
  • AZMOMXTWO
    Poor beau I hope he is ok today

    as for you I am so sorry
    I also have a dog a Chow who is afraid of the storms I get it I know the lack of sleep thing good luck
    1150 days ago
  • IDICEM
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  • CARBMONSTERII
    I hate waking up in the middle of the night! Having to because of "hydraulic pressure" is one thing, but what makes me crazy is waking up and not knowing why. I run through a check list when it happens, if there is no obvious reason: Do i have to pee? do I hurt? Am I worried about something? If I can't figure it out, I have concluded that sometimes, at least, it is "unconscious pain", as a dose of acetaminophen or naproxen (OTC pain meds) will have me asleep in about 20 minutes.
    Second the vote for trying a Thundershirt for Tess, they are really helpful for some dogs.
    Also, if you are hungry in the middle of the night (I mean hungry, not just, "oh, yeah that yummy stuff is calling my name" appetite), maybe you need to eat more veggies and fruits, so you are fuller. If the problem is appetite rather than actual hunger, maybe you are still at a point where you just can't have some foods in the house. I try to freeze left over goodies, if possible. Otherwise I give them to family and/or friends if I am afraid I will cave in to that food's siren song.
    1150 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    I hope things will be better now. Each day is a fresh start, what will you do with yours?
    1150 days ago
  • no profile photo JSEATTLE
    I so Totally Know the Feelings and emotions you went through and are going through. Strudel be damned, but I hope you did enjoy it.
    1150 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Nothing like a night of not sleeping much to turn one into a grouch. I am one that has a tough time with sleep, yes have spend many a night looking toward the ceiling and thinking, thinking---which does not help getting sleep either.
    1150 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    So glad my cat sleeps through storms. Hope you sleep better tonight.
    1150 days ago
  • 1958TMC
    Love it. ☺
    1150 days ago
  • RAZZOOZLE
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    1151 days ago
  • HARRIETT14
    I read in bed before I fall asleep. Sometimes when I awake during the night and my mind wanders I pick up the book (suing a flashlight so my guy does't wake up), read again and I'm back to sleep, Try it, you'll like it.
    1151 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    I'm so emoticon , I can't help but to emoticon Don't beat yourself up. Go back on track. Learning is really good emoticon
    1151 days ago
  • MCJULIEO
    I've heard of a special fridge that has a time lock on it- like in a bank- that will open only at certain times.... Have no idea if it's impacted by power outage, though....
    1151 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
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  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Understand the grouchy... but like another commenter said, forgive yourself and move on! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1151 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Forgive yourself and emoticon well tonight!
    1151 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    I totally understand. Some days even I would rather be around me and it typically happens when I haven't gotten enough sleep. And yes, everyone else in the house is snoring away! Hope you have a better night tonight.
    1151 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    You WON! Awesome blog!
    1151 days ago
  • TERMITEMOM
    Lynda, I can relate... I have fudge in my kitchen (brought back from our trip)...
    1151 days ago
  • PEGGYO
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    1151 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    We've all been there thinking too much in the middle of the night! Luckily I may get up for a drink but NEVER eat! Tomorrow / today is a new day! emoticon emoticon
    1151 days ago
  • LIVINHEALTHY9
    Sometimes those late night urges are hard to resist. Especially when we are sleep deprived and stressed.

    Today is a new day!
    1151 days ago
  • 75HEALTHYME
    Forgive yourself...
    (and the world around you)..

    SMILE and ditch the grumpiness...
    I bet already you are back to being your
    Happy self. without a single thought or word from me.

    1151 days ago
  • B-GINAGIN
    My dog thinks the safest place to be during a storm is sitting on my head. I've kind of gotten used to it - when a girl's gotta sleep, a girl's gotta sleep, but the constant drooling of a 60 lb chicken dog doesn't really make for a good hair day.

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    1151 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Oh, no! Ack is right. I finally put a rocking chair/recliner in my bedroom so when I have nights like that I don't end up in the kitchen. I turn on my iPad and read or do something to keep my mind occupied.

    I've had fur babies who were afraid of storms. It's impossible to console them! At least Tess wasn't howling.
    1151 days ago
  • PWILLOW1
    GREAT BLOG, LOVE YOUR STORIES.
    1151 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Tess needs a thunder shirt, google it, supposedly calms dogs afraid of storms. You need a thunder shirt, not sure if it comes in human sizes.
    What. Is. Strudel. Doing. In. Your. Home? The Germans sure didn't buy it. Primary rule of snacking. If its not there you can't eat it. If Himself wants something like that he can go out and get it. Just saying. Stand up for yourself and right to be healthy!
    Your daughter loves to box, as in for real, getting hit, or just taking a fitness class? Wow! I suppose that is no more dangerous than the policeman son or the flying one. Not the safest career choices. A Mum will never stop worrying about their kids, but unfortunately its their choice :-( A friend has actually been convince to meditate. This is one of the top things health experts recommend. I think its time you looked into it -very calming, bring down the anxiety (and cravings) a notch. If there was a way to calm Beau.. there is such a thing as doggy massage which is very soothing for a dog when done right.
    Lotsa options other than going crazy!
    Get out there and get it done!
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    1151 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    That's it . . . tape that spark pledge on the ceiling. **SIGH* NOthing more aggravating then NOT being able to sleep and EVERYONE ELSE IS!
    1151 days ago
  • SUTHRNWMN
    I love your blogs, they're always entertaining and usually have a kernel of something I need to work on as well. I'm in the "grumpy" club too.

    Hope you sleep well tonight.
    1151 days ago
  • ALICIA214


    Love the pic of the child,he reflects my mood at times,and,it seems yours as well.
    My dog Chica does not seem to be fussed about storms but noises in the house startle her.
    She wakes me out of a sound sleep to go outside,I stumble out of bed to let her out but if it is raining she
    decides she can wait and goes back to sleep. Does it ever cross your mind that we are doting slaves to our pets? emoticon
    1151 days ago
  • BBLUNDON
    Our dog was the same... and you'd get into that cycle of if I go to sleep now I'll get 5 hours...if now 4 hours and so forth
    1151 days ago
  • TERRIJ7
    Our girl, Rosie-the-horse-dog, hates storms too. She is truly psychotic with loud noises and looks for a place to hide. We have a small closet underneath the stairs that serves as her bomb shelter.


    1151 days ago
  • MEWHENRYSMAMA
    Well, put me on the list of bad night of sleep...had caffiene...so I couldn't sleep and then...and there's that "end", much like your "butt", Duckie, my DH (that D can stand for things other than Dear) started in with the worst snoring ever...and making noises I have never heard come out of a human before...he is a mouth breather! He used to yell at me for snoring, but now it's him! I told him lose some weight, you never used to snore before you gained weight! Sigh! That photo you posted of the the steaming lady...it's me! Dang! So here I am with 4 hours of sleep and it's unusually warm today, like it was yesterday, and I am grouchy, too!
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    Hugs,
    Mary
    1151 days ago
  • TUTUNAN
    The waitress brought me a beer when I had ordered water.....I drank it. We're human, we cave, we try again....and again....and again. We will win.
    1151 days ago
  • REGILIEH
    I DO understand! emoticon
    1151 days ago
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