So when it's 5 o'clock in the morning and you're trying not to wake anyone else in the house, what do you do? Blog, lol.

I've been up since about 3:30 a.m. My husband was restless and not sleeping well, so I wasn't sleeping well either. That and all the sleep I got yesterday probably didn't help matters much. But I feel decent and have a very slight headache now. I think Mary's right ~ it is the growing season and maybe I'm allergic to something that's pollinating or blooming. That would explain the intensity of it after my bike ride. Maybe today I'll go a different direction and hopefully avoid what's bringing it on. Ha, unlikely.

I'm having slightly paranoid thoughts…I keep worrying that someone's going to break into the house and rape my Mom. Isn't that awful?But my brain has latched on to the idea and now every creak, groan or unknown sound becomes a possible intruder in our home… I'm going to sleep on the couch the rest of the morning (if I go back to sleep at all) so that I'll feel more at ease knowing that IF that did actually come to be they'd have me to deal with first. Maybe not the smartest answer, but it's paranoia, so logically I know that it's really unlikely to happen. I just wish I could get that paranoid part of my mind to shut up! The things I get antsy about are the weirdest things, and they're usually very specific. I KNOW they're not normal thoughts, but I still react to them anyhow. How do you not? Stimulus equals reaction right?

At least I have some freshly brewed hot coffee. That always makes things a little better.

So even though I hate car shopping I'm going to try to look at it with a different approach. I'll get to look at cars that I'M interested in too, and maybe drive a couple. Mom likes the same kind of thing I do, and within the next 2 years we're going to have to trade mine in. My car is slowly becoming unreliable and having more and more troubles. The other day the key locked itself into the ignition and it took me an hour to finally get to let go. We're just replaced the tie rod ends and now we're going to have to replace the brakes and the back rotors because they're warping some. Cars are SO much fun…not. Not at all. I love mine but it's getting older and a replacement will be in order not too soon from now.

Anyhow besides being able to check out cars I like, maybe I'll treat Mom to lunch or vice versa since we'll be in town. And if we have enough time I can take her to our cell phone provider and she can pick out a plan and a phone (not much fun, but at least it's air conditioned!) to add to our account. It would be nice if she'd enter the digital age. She'll use a computer somewhat, but a new cell phone is going to boggle her, I just know it. I'll have to teach her how to use it.

Instead of thinking about sleep maybe I should try again to get some. The couch is looking pretty cozy right about now…

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  1. ancientgeekcrone 8 years ago

    Dear Keya,

    Dropping a new engine in Mom"s car, sounds like the easiest and cheapest solution. With the economic times the way they are, how can anyone think of taking on more debt. As for the bike rides, would a mask that covers the nose and mouth work. There are several vesions that painters and others use to protect their respiratory systems while working.. My housekeeper uses ear plugs when she vacuums. I also read, that after one has been out doors, to undress completely, shower and wash the clothes. This serve 2 functions. One is to wash all the allergen accumulated outside and the other is to isolate the clothes so that don't spread the allergen in the house.. These are not original suggestions with me. The 1st one I read was about making it through difficult financial times. The 2nd was on surviving the outdoor,especially in the spring and fall. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know. Hugs Mary XX

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