Day 9

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I kind of like this new schedule, wish I could retire and adopt it. Went to sleep around 12:30am and woke naturally at 7:30. I mention that I woke naturally because I seem to feel much more awake when I wake up on my own. I'm sure it has something to do with sleep cycles.

About four months ago, I decided I hated my alarm clock. My husband hates milking. And he hates waking people up even more. But I told him I needed him to wake me up if he wanted me to help him milk. Since he gets up usually around 2:30-3am, he could do that. Younger Son and I work together, and usually carpool so it's pretty foolproof although there was one day when we all slept until 4:30 so hubby had to milk and Younger Son and I rushed so we could get to work on time.

Tomorrow I have to go back to work, that means no nap today and I have to get to bed by 8pm in order to be up at 3:30am. I have a lot to accomplish today, so I need to concentrate. Hubby is baking a chicken in the oven right now for more broth, I'm glad he's doing that as we only have a few cups left in the freezer.

I had Younger Son look at the scale for me yesterday.

Also yesterday Younger Son stopped at Dairy Queen and got one of those blizzard things which he and I will occasionally get one and share it on the way home from work. No more of that. He walked onto the porch and said he saved me the last third. I did great and declined. It wasn't difficult. This is so odd for me. I am afraid I must be lying to myself. I guess there was a small desire to have it, but somehow it was overwhelmed. By my desire to get well?

It has been much nicer being at home. I haven't been having to rely upon cashews and walnuts [affiliate link] throughout the day, like last week while at work. I've been able to make myself vegetables to eat.

I didn't have my broth this morning until around 10am. I'm now starting to feel hungry, so I guess I will warm up some vegetables from last night (zucchini and crookneck squash).

2:04pm. Wow. Stress alert. I do the accounting for my husband's company and I have neglected to do more than the bare minimum. I worked Friday, so I'm home today, and decided to tackle making some phone calls. Long story, but our state took $9 from a refund, and I want to know why. It is not our fault, it is the state's fault. Well, of course they can't talk to me because I'm not the owner of the company. This stuff is like greek to my husband.

Also, $148.28 was taken from our personal income tax refund to go toward a ticket that was already taken care of three years ago. And of course the lady who might be able to shed some light on why our money is being taken is not in today.

Today I've had my broth, and then I had squash. I started to get hungry, then got too hungry. My husband had baked a chicken to start more broth, so I pulled the meat from the bones and started the broth, eating chicken as I was pulling it. I got too hungry, and got nervous.

Usually I can feel my stress level rising, so I take Kava Kava. I am not sure how it is going to affect me. But I guess I am going to take some to calm my nerves. I guess my point is I had a low blood sugar/hunger episode, then started making these phone calls. I got this nice guy on the phone and he said maybe I could call my husband from another phone (I suggested a three way call but he didn't think that would work?). And of course putting the two phones together didn't work. DUH.

I was reduced to tears momentarily. The guy said I could call back until 5pm and as early as 8am. But my husband and I won't be in the same place during 8am to 5pm until next Friday. I was hoping to take care of this today.

I can't nap today either. If I do, I won't be able to get to sleep in time to get up at 3:30am.

Plus, we think one of our old cats is sick. I'm afraid that he is going to die, so that is just one more level of stress. Okay, I just had Younger Son check on him and he got up and went to the bathroom, and is drinking water. So maybe he will be okay after all.

I took some Kava Kava. I wonder if it will affect me differently since I am eating differently.

Younger Son left a few tablespoons of that Dairy Queen Blizzard on the dryer and it was melted so I brought it into the house to throw in the garbage. I smelled it. It smelled good.

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