This morning

I slept well last night, for the first time in about a week at least, and do not have a headache this morning. This tells me that the headaches come from lack of sleep, not from the kerosene, although the insomnia itself could come from the kerosene fumes! I am freezing cold. I have three heaters on me right now. I am wearing a winter coat, two hats, gloves (the other gloves sprung a hole in them a minute ago!) and rubber boots that I armed with warm insoles and toe-warmers. This coat is not good for wearing outdoors but is a great “house coat.” I bought it to look “professional” but unfortunately it seems to be designed for walking from a car into a building, certainly not for outdoor use in winter. Too bad…looks nice anyway. It has become my house coat. I wore it to bed last night and it still doesn’t smell like Puzzle. Puzzle also slept very well! We were snug as a bug in a rug!

It is my day off. I am making bread, making dog food, and typing these words to you. I have two gallons of kerosene on reserve for me at Walmart which I am going to pick up shortly as soon as I get up the guts to take the bus over there. Two gallons are not going to last long.

When, oh when, will the HVAC guy get here?

I heard from the supposed new job yesterday. From start to finish, it will take them nine weeks (doing very complex math here!) to hire me. Three weeks to decipher my initial application, which they have done, three weeks to decode my interview, which I have already done, and then, three weeks later, do a phone interview. I believe it will be phone…PLEASE be phone and not in-person because phone will not give away my age! I am sure I did stellar on my taped interview…sure of it at this point. It was rather easy to get through. I heard also that after they tell you “You are hired! Welcome!” it takes yet another three weeks to finally “onboard” you, that is, even after you sign the W-2 forms.  So long as those forms are signed, sealed and delivered I will finally be home free. Does that mean 12 weeks? Or more? Can I cheat and use a calculator to figure this one out?

I’m getting fairly good at typing with gloves on. Do they make specialty keyboards for this? Can one be ordered on Amazon? Can they deliver to the North Pole, please?

I’m trying to figure out why I slept well last night. I was thinking that I have reduced my protein intake and maybe that has caused insomnia. I wrote to this naturopath I know who did not answer my question. I was very disappointed with the response. “Ask your doctor.” Geez. Doc Shillington would never give me a response like that! Doc Shillington, whose nickname is “Doc” but who is not a doctor, is my favorite naturopath!

My response? “Ask yourself.” So I will ask myself. The best answers are already there! That means I already know the answer. Let’s see….What did I do differently yesterday? I worked all day even though my head was killing me. I didn’t have a bad day at work, no truly nasty customers, all were awesome, in fact. I went to bed early but I have no recollection as to exactly when. I did not eat meat yesterday… I have not had meat in ages.  I did not have fish although I have tried eating fish now and then to see if it helps me sleep better. I did have chili, made of buckwheat, a tiny bit of ground-up kidney beans (about a tsp), ground up almonds (almond flour), veggies, spices, ghee (lots), and I cannot recall what else. I ate popcorn drizzled with MHT oil and I sprinkled chorella on it, but not a lot.  I can’t recall what else I ate.

The buckwheat chili is a recent invention. It so closely resembles real meat chili or sloppy joe! You can add chopped tomato or tomato paste, too. I’m going to pick up some tomato powder which will be economic in the long run.

Was it the buckwheat chili that helped me sleep? Or was it just random good luck? Will I go another week having bad sleep and headaches before I have another good night like last night? Maybe I should just celebrate and enjoy the day. Besides, it is my day off. Too bad the weather sucks badly. Freezing rain, sleet, snow. I’m off to buy kerosene by bus so that I will not freeze worse over the next few days. Since I’m getting so good at typing with gloves on, do I now earn a certification in it? Can I put that on my resume? I hope the bus doesn’t crash driving on the ice. What are YOU doing today?

Puzzle is snoring!

2 thoughts on “This morning”

  1. Glad you are feeling better Julie.

    Last year I gave Vern some money for gas to come here for Christmas. He couldn’t make it. A family member poked fun at me for “paying him to visit.”

    Vernon thanked me for the money and said he needed it to buy kerosene since he was unemployed for a year and couldn’t afford electricity. It may have saved his life since it gets cold in northern Indiana. A few nights I worried about him.

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