Sleep eludes me....  

secret_lade 47F
14048 posts
10/6/2021 11:06 pm
Sleep eludes me....


It's 1:20 am, of course I'm wide awake.

Ugh!

What do I do when it's the middle of the night and I can't sleep? Not what I want be doing....

I find myself laying in bed, kitty curled at feet, watching 'Bob's Burgers' while I peruse a sex site looking for blogs that catch my interest.

It's an exciting life I lead!

I think next I'll watch some paint dry while I alphabetize my spice rack....

Ha! Like I own spices!

Since I was stuck at home for a good portion of the day yesterday, I wound doing some unpacking and hanging paintings and pictures for a good part of that day.

It's amazing what a few wall hangings can do the feel of a room.

each new day passes this place feels more and more like home.

Granted, it was a pain in the fucking ass when my battery was dead and everything felt like a debacle.... When I lived in Gaylord I could have picked the phone and called the Ex Husband, Oldest , or just posted on the FB that I needed a lil help, and it would have been an easy peasy two minute trip help .

What did I learn from that debacle?

I learned that I can do it!

Not only did I not break down and ugly cry, I also didn't freak out and give . I got my car started, knew enough that the battery was not holding a charge so I needed replace it right away, put the fully charged jump box in my car in case I needed it the trip the auto parts place, and I got my battery replaced.

Mission accomplished!

coolpoolguy3 55M
3302 posts
10/8/2021 8:07 pm

    Quoting coolpoolguy3:
    Keep an eye on the battery's charge once you replace it. There were a couple of times I've replaced a battery only to find out I also needed to replace the alternator. Fortunately most auto part stores will sell you a rebuilt one for a decent price.
Some vehicles will have a voltmeter gauge in the instrument cluster it will have a + and - sign and when the engine is running the needle should show approximately +14 volts, If it is sitting around +12 or lower you may need a new alternator. Unfortunately not all cars are so equipped so you might need to check the voltage by running the car and using a voltmeter(multi-meter) placing the probes on the corresponding + (red) terminal, - (Black) terminal on the battery, a mechanic might do this for little or no charge but make sure you trust them.


JustHere2CU 53M  
84 posts
10/8/2021 7:38 pm

Well done!


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/8/2021 1:49 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Pharmaceuticals work well for me... or consumable marijuana. It's such a gentle, fucking buzz.
    Seriously.

    Anyway. Didn't want to rag about that.

    Your fun-loving fucking turkeys? 🤔
    Don't bring corn 🌽 — bring a long and thick stick. They're assholes and will attack. My turkeys know YOUR turkeys and they've already messaged. Fuck 'em.
    Sticks, not treats.
    Or...
    Hey... Maybe, YOURS are placid. 🤔❗
Oh my.... Ha ha ha ha ha ha

How does that phrase go... Walk softly and carry a big stick?? LOL I didn't even see them last night on my walk. I also did not carry a stick or bring any corn, so it's probably a good thing I didn't see them.


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/8/2021 1:45 am

    Quoting SirlickalotNM:
    When you said spice rack I thought of your boobs with all the food you drop on them. I guess I'm in a boob mood. I second what the other person said about the alternator. If you got a new battery and it fails to start your car in the next month or sooner then it's probably the alternator.
I actually did google it after I read that comment. I'm not all that mechanically knowledgeable so it was good to know! I've got that jump box fully charged and I'm carrying it in my car just in case, so fingers crossed, it's not an alternator.


SirlickalotNM 59M  
142 posts
10/7/2021 9:32 pm

When you said spice rack I thought of your boobs with all the food you drop on them. I guess I'm in a boob mood. I second what the other person said about the alternator. If you got a new battery and it fails to start your car in the next month or sooner then it's probably the alternator.


Paulxx001 64M
21907 posts
10/7/2021 5:32 pm

Pharmaceuticals work well for me... or consumable marijuana. It's such a gentle, fucking buzz.
Seriously.

Anyway. Didn't want to rag about that.

Your fun-loving fucking turkeys? 🤔
Don't bring corn 🌽 — bring a long and thick stick. They're assholes and will attack. My turkeys know YOUR turkeys and they've already messaged. Fuck 'em.
Sticks, not treats.
Or...
Hey... Maybe, YOURS are placid. 🤔❗


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 5:07 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    My last cat used to sleep on my hair on my head. I'm going to get a cat in my new house which has a garden.
When I was growing up I had a cat named Sam and she did the same thing. Always slept on the end of my bed by my feet.


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 5:03 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    Keep that box charged and ignore that noise outside the window, it's just ....there it is again!?!
My little deer friends were in my back yard when I got home from my walk tonight. I'm amazed at how comfortable all this wildlife is around people. There was a bunny that hopped out from under my deck and just sat there, watching me, while I got ready to head out on my walk. Crazy!


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 4:59 pm

    Quoting Jules1590:
    Yes I was up too last night. Seem to be starting a trend hangin with the night owls.
    Good for you! Winning over the car battery conundrum. I know its fraught with anxiety but you probably feel like super woman for prevailing on your own and winning over it.

    (I laughed at "ugly cry." A well placed "ugly cry" used sparingly, always makes me smile.)

    Hang in there, you got this!
    P.S. Remember, just because you've proven you can do it on your own, does not mean you always NEED to do it on your own. Use your phone a friend, that's what they're there for and WANT to be there.
The last time I asked someone for help was when I moved.... Now he's not talking to me because I had thanked him in person when I dropped him off at his car and apparently that wasn't good enough. He was also expecting me to text a thank you, apparently, and now he's not talking to me. I'm better off just not asking for help.


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 4:51 pm

    Quoting benard69:
    Welcome to the insomnia club...
Not going to lie, I hate being in the insomnia club. Ugh...


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 4:50 pm

    Quoting Erogedyne:
    Country living engenders rugged independence! I think that's one of the best side effects of that choice of a place to live.

    Congratulations!
Well thank you! I feel empowered with rugged independence now! LOL


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 4:47 pm

    Quoting coolpoolguy3:
    Keep an eye on the battery's charge once you replace it. There were a couple of times I've replaced a battery only to find out I also needed to replace the alternator. Fortunately most auto part stores will sell you a rebuilt one for a decent price.
I'm not sure how to check a batteries charge....


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 4:46 pm

    Quoting New2Midlo:
    Wait, your spice rack isn't already alphabetized??? Scandalous!

    Kudos on addressing your battery situation on your own. That stuff can be intimidating, until you do it.
You know me.... Creating scandal wherever I go. LOL I have to say, once you formulate a plan and just put it into action, even those intimidating situations don't seem so bad.


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 4:37 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Go to the dollar store and buy some spices and toss them in a cabinet. They'll be there next time you're not sleeping and need to alphabetize...something. Some spices are also good on those pesky turkeys that like to give you the side-eye. Just sayin....
Didn't see a single turkey on my walk tonight.... Bonus! I did see about 15 deer off in the distance in the field next to my house and 2 in my backyard behind the lilac bushes.


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 4:35 pm

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    It seems to me McLade that you always were the strong and independent woman you're now proving yourself to be!

    Also, try counting farts when you're struggling to sleep......
That won't work..... The number would never be anything other than zero. LOL


lindoboy100 58M
23884 posts
10/7/2021 8:07 am

It seems to me McLade that you always were the strong and independent woman you're now proving yourself to be!

Also, try counting farts when you're struggling to sleep......


pagancountrygirl 64F
6212 posts
10/7/2021 7:32 am

Go to the dollar store and buy some spices and toss them in a cabinet. They'll be there next time you're not sleeping and need to alphabetize...something. Some spices are also good on those pesky turkeys that like to give you the side-eye. Just sayin....

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


New2Midlo 52M  
1036 posts
10/7/2021 7:28 am

Wait, your spice rack isn't already alphabetized??? Scandalous!

Kudos on addressing your battery situation on your own. That stuff can be intimidating, until you do it.


coolpoolguy3 55M
3302 posts
10/7/2021 7:16 am

Keep an eye on the battery's charge once you replace it. There were a couple of times I've replaced a battery only to find out I also needed to replace the alternator. Fortunately most auto part stores will sell you a rebuilt one for a decent price.


Erogedyne 69M
895 posts
10/7/2021 7:08 am

Country living engenders rugged independence! I think that's one of the best side effects of that choice of a place to live.

Congratulations!

Please check out my latest blog post "New Community Beta"


benard69 63M/63F  
6206 posts
10/7/2021 6:19 am

Welcome to the insomnia club...


Jules1590 53F
7941 posts
10/7/2021 5:26 am

Yes I was up too last night. Seem to be starting a trend hangin with the night owls.
Good for you! Winning over the car battery conundrum. I know its fraught with anxiety but you probably feel like super woman for prevailing on your own and winning over it.

(I laughed at "ugly cry." A well placed "ugly cry" used sparingly, always makes me smile.)

Hang in there, you got this!
P.S. Remember, just because you've proven you can do it on your own, does not mean you always NEED to do it on your own. Use your phone a friend, that's what they're there for and WANT to be there.


mc_justmc 61M  
6841 posts
10/7/2021 4:13 am

Keep that box charged and ignore that noise outside the window, it's just ....there it is again!?!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39337 posts
10/7/2021 3:03 am

My last cat used to sleep on my hair on my head. I'm going to get a cat in my new house which has a garden.


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 3:01 am

    Quoting MrWrong4RghtNow:
    Hopefully you slid back to sleep. I agree that getting help is a great thing but being able to accomplish something by yourself offers a level of satisfaction unparalleled
It feels kind of empowering, gives you a sense of accomplishment. We all need to have that from time to time.


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/7/2021 3:00 am

    Quoting jolielaide:
    sometimes you gotta be your own best friend. and when that ain't it, AAA can be a single girl's best friend
I agree! I've always carried roadside service and it has come in handy!


girlfun807 26F  
27 posts
10/7/2021 1:11 am

mmm my I love using my vibe and other sexxy fun toys it always helps me forget and slowly fall a sleep


MrWrong4RghtNow 55M  
2210 posts
10/7/2021 12:32 am

Hopefully you slid back to sleep. I agree that getting help is a great thing but being able to accomplish something by yourself offers a level of satisfaction unparalleled

My name is MrWrong and I approved this comment


jolielaide 50F  
1710 posts
10/6/2021 11:13 pm

sometimes you gotta be your own best friend. and when that ain't it, AAA can be a single girl's best friend


secret_lade 47F
8768 posts
10/6/2021 11:06 pm

It's 1:20 am, of course I'm wide awake.

Ugh!

What do I do when it's the middle of the night and I can't sleep? Not what I want to be doing....

I find myself laying in bed, kitty curled up at me feet, watching 'Bob's Burgers' while I peruse a sex site looking for blogs that catch my interest.

It's an exciting life I lead!

I think next I'll watch some paint dry while I alphabetize my spice rack....

Ha! Like I own spices!

Since I was stuck at home for a good portion of the day yesterday, I wound up doing doing some unpacking and hanging paintings and pictures for a good part of that day.

It's amazing what a few wall hangings can do to the feel of a room.

As each new day passes this place feels more and more like home.

Granted, it was a pain in the fucking ass when my battery was dead and everything felt like a debacle.... When I lived in Gaylord I could have picked up the phone and called the Ex Husband, Oldest Son, or just posted on the FB that I needed a lil help, and it would have been an easy peasy two minute trip to help me.

What did I learn from that debacle?

I learned that I can do it!

Not only did I not break down and ugly cry, I also didn't freak out and give up. I got my car started, knew enough that the battery was not holding a charge so I needed to replace it right away, put the fully charged jump box in my car in case I needed it on the trip to the auto parts place, and I got my battery replaced.

Mission accomplished!


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