Regrettably, I must confess that I am–and will be–a Zombie today. The Melatonin did not “work” last night!! I documented watching the clock–hour-after-hour. I was awake at 6:40 AM but must have fallen asleep shortly thereafter. I awakened at 7:40 AM. I’m so tired I can barely put one foot in front of the other. ~~ During the night I questioned (myself) hoping to identify the culprit. Was it something I ate? “No.” Could it be one of the new supplements? “Maybe.” Was it time spent on the computer after 7:00 PM? “Quite possible.” (The light from computer screens messes with our brain.)
Speaking of supplements: Have you noticed they are “Senior-proof”?? Yesterday, I attempted to open the recent-purchase containers. I’m more active than a lot of Seniors (I know) so I guarantee they have the same struggle.
More rain, less severe, predicted for today..
Change of topic. “Beauty (value) in the eye of the beholder.” Not that “value” is important to me–out of curiosity–I checked the Internet. Here is one, and another, of several links. Images of olive oil bottles but only one that resembled mine. I made the mistake of removing and discarding the label on the back of the bottle. Remember, I was buying the bottle for display on a “bottle bush.” Inside, and out, the bottle was sticky with rancid oil. Time, and lots of Dawn, went into cleaning the container!
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So this is the way I frittered away time on a rainy day morning. (Don’t accuse me of a “one track mind” [family history].) The hair dryer hasn’t seen the light of day, for years!! After thorough cleaning (anxious to take pictures), I wanted to “dry” the inside…. On second thought, I may NOT display the bottle in my yard; I’ll add it to the clutter inside my trailer home. (Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy book written by Barbara Johnson.)
Why did I suddenly add the reference to Barbara Johnson and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy? I don’t know. Maybe (for this, my Journal), I wanted to assuage guilt for “clutter” and affirm my fondness for taking pictures, writing thoughts, and publishing blog messages. Furthermore, a fondness for bottle bushes, bottle trees, bottle chandeliers, etc, and all things “garden.” When the rain stops, and I venture outdoors, I’ll switch a “summer” garden flag for an “autumn” flag.
See the January 27th blog message titled Soggy Saturday Morning. Below are two earlier pictures of “bottle” displays.
Not all my time spent on the computer. Sometimes I relax in my easy chair and watch television. Just watched PBS Nova program about organ donation and transplants. So emotional; so valuable!! I was crying with the families. ~~ Sorry I missed a recent PBS Ken Burns program regarding the Mayo Clinic. I hope to locate a rebroadcast.
P.S. Sunday, Sep. 30, 2018: Praise the Lord, I “stumbled” on the rebroadcast of PBS documentary regarding the Mayo Clinic. Such a marvelous program!! Recommended viewing!! So emotional, tears were streaming down my cheeks. Thanks to information at the end of the TV program, here is a link so the reader can view the program on their computer. (I’ll watch again.)
Couldn’t sleep; too much on my mind. Yesterday, I was one, of millions, who watched the Senate proceedings. My heart bleeds for a good man unjustly charged. ~~ Yesterday evening, TV meteorologist said “Coolest temperature since May.” Millions of people, in Texas, are grateful for relief from the heat and humidity!! ~~ “If only” I could get some relief from sleepless nights!! No caffeine after 10:00 AM; no computer after 7:00 PM: routine bedtime 10:00 PM. ~~ Today I plan to shop the “going out of business” SPCA Thrift Shop. Not a thing I need but I’m always looking for colored bottles and vases for the “bottle trees.” ~~ Tomorrow (if it doesn’t rain) I’ll take advantage of the cooler weather and work in the yard.
The hour spent in the SPCA Thrift Shop was rewarding–and inexpensive. Books were fifty cents per grocery bag. I purchased Bibles and Christian books for Love Packages (books sent overseas to missionaries). I purchased health books for our local Health Food store library. (I’m donating my health library to them. “Downsizing.”) ~~ A small fortune spent at CVS for supplements, tooth paste, etc. I’m making every effort to “supplement” my diet with (additional) vitamins, and herbs, in hopes of more strength and energy. ~~ Organic eggs from range-fed chickens, and high-quality cheese, purchased at grocery store. I forgot “eggs” on my previous shopping trip–and I want boiled eggs in my green salad. ~~~~ My “Good Friday” enthusiasm was short-lived. The Judge Kavanaugh confirmation delayed.