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Microwave replaced, park visited...

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Last night was a rough one. It took me 4+ hours to fall asleep, and I got so hungry. Finally I caved... and had a banana, a glass of water, and went back to bed. It didn't entirely wipe away the hunger but it took the edge off and after another hour or so, I dozed off. Without anything else passing my lips. I was so proud. Nighttime, with my insomnia, is so hard for me. That's how I've been dealing with the insomnia. "Well, I've laid here awake another 2 hours, I guess I earned a donut!" I can't do that anymore, but it's a hard habit to break. But one night a time, I will break it. I won last night, and I am proud!

Today has been better. I woke up around 6 am, starving again, and had another banana. {Yes, I eat a lot of bananas... they're a quick zero point food for me, and I find them more filling than other fruits.} I went back to bed after that and slept a few more hours. When I woke up it was nearly time to wake Hubs and go microwave shopping, so I just drank some water and waited.

We went out and stopped at Wendy's to get some {healthy} food so we could just hurry and go find a microwave. Hurry. Ha! It took 4 stores before we found a microwave. All we could find were really small ones or really big ones. Apparently Baby Bear and Papa Bear haven't been microwave shopping but Mama Bear is on her game. We were getting close to resigning ourselves to a microwaveless state for a few days until we could get one delivered, but we finally stumbled across one, and she's a beaut!

Our quest to find a microwave took us out by a Metro Park we hadn't been to in a couple of years. At least not since we moved to this side of town. Since I had made the promise on here that I was going to walk for 10 minutes today, I sweet talked Hubs into walking on a trail with me for 10 minutes. I couldn't miss the opportunity to check out a park and get some fresh air, especially since I was planning to take a walk anyway. I must say though, with the cold weather dragging on and on {it was only in the mid 40s today!}, Spring is taking her sweet time getting here. You can see just a bit of green in this photo.

We ended up walking for 11 minutes. It was nice to be out in nature, moving my body. I was dealing with quite a bit of pain by the time we were finished, which tells me that I need to prepare for longer walks with a healthy dose of ibuprofen. I had on new shoes, so my feet felt better than they have recently. That was nice, and good timing for the shoes to come today!

Once we finished at the park we headed for home so we could switch out the microwaves and Hubs could relax some before his pre-work nap. It took us almost 3 hours to find a microwave so most of the evening was wasted. I had a grilled chicken salad with a piece of French bread for dinner, and plenty of water today.

Now I'm about to try again to make a bag of popcorn and hope the microwave doesn't blow up! I'm going to have some yogurt and blueberries with it. Yum. And that'll leave me a few emergency points for tonight, to fight insomnia.

Hope everyone had a great Saturday!

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  • PICKIE98
    I hope you sleep better tonight. Walking more will help that. Getting back in the groove..
    1084 days ago
    Glad you found the microwave!!! And you also got your walk! emoticon
    1084 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I bought my present micro before I renovated my kitchen,, that was bout nine years ago. It is just right for us, and I actually refused to get an overhead micro which is the fad, but very impractical. The are a combo with your vent and just vent the fumes right back into your room. I had a special shelf made in the cabinets, so whenever I need a new micro, I can just put it at arms height, avoiding hot spills.
    You were very smart to shop around to get just what you wanted.
    I am proud of you for starting up the walks again. I am very happy, too, that you moved to a safer place.
    1085 days ago
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    1085 days ago
    insomnia is so wicked frustrating! But sounds like you've got a plan formulated. Good job.

    Glad to hear you found a microwave. Yes, they're hard to find in the Mama Bear size!

    Hope it's a great Sunday and that you get to walk another 10+ minutes!
    1085 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Hey Cat I'm so glad to see you're back, missed you and your blogs
    1085 days ago
    I had to start the hunt for a microwave online, there are so many sizes out there now. It's like they think everyone except college students have an over the stove model.
    1085 days ago
    Sorry about your insomnia, I was up for awhile last night too. emoticon On the microwave hunt! She is a beauty! Glad u found what u were looking for. emoticon On your healthy food choices! And glad that u and hubby got to go in the woods for a walk, sounds like a great day!!
    1085 days ago
    I don't think I have insomnia - but I do have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Thank you for sharing your day.
    1085 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    sounds like a good day!!
    1085 days ago
  • 2DAWN4
    I didn't hear a boom so I am guessing your microwave worked! HAHA I eat a lot of bananas as well!
    1085 days ago
    I take melatonin too, and like the idea of lavender on the pillow. I got a product called angry orange that I mix with water and it gives me a pleasant light smell of oranges. That calms me too.

    emoticon for your success in night time snacking and for your wonderful walk!
    1085 days ago
    I also live with insomnia. The only way I can get to sleep is take melatonin, put lavender essential oil on my pillow and listen to YouTube videos of sleep frequencies.
    1085 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1085 days ago
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