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DH replaced to motor for the wood furnace blower fan and insulated the basement ceiling. Its unbelievably quiet!

I found the most amazing book that will help with DS13's Oppositional Defiant Disorder behaviors. Stayed up past 3 a.m. reading. I need to re read and commit sections to memory. I also have a new friend who is a behavioral therapist with the same cluster of health problems I have. She is helping me and DS13 work through his autism related difficulties. I'm feeling hopeful!
 

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Yay for DH getting that taken care of. Really hope the book and it's ideas help with DS13's issues. I raised a son like that and he's turned out to be the most amazing man! :love Some of them take their own path and make things harder than they have to be....sigh.
 

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I was able to get a tree order in with the county Land Services department. 25 trees for $25. Different native trees and shrubs every year. I ordered American Plum, Elderberry, and native Black Cherry. 😍

Several years ago, we got hazelnuts, nanny berry and highbush cranberry. Both berries are so sour theyre inedible. Both not poisonous if you can tolerate them! We lost a lot of hazelnuts, but the berries are doing great.

I have no idea where we will plant these new trees. 🤣 I need to research their preferred habitats and match them to our best spots. I'm hoping they can grow near my chicken coop. A neighbor plans to build a house someday and that spot would be where to grow a privacy hedge or forest. Plus theres a water hydrant for watering the baby trees. They will be barely more than a stick, and bare root.
 

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I finally slept well last night. I felt great. And cleaned all day. My house looks decent. But I did too much in the evening and am not asleep yet. Hopefully I can sleep well and start to catch up.

I've been fasting 16 hours per day, most days during this period of poor sleep. Over been eating whatever I want. Its good enough to prevent weight rebound.

I'm trying a new fasting schedule in 2021 that cycles through various fasting and ways of eating. I start OMAD (one meal a day) tomorrow, with ETF WOE. ETF = eat the food, no restrictions. WOE = way of eating. I might spring for fast food if my plan of running errands without children works out. But in a day or two it switches to LCHF (low carb high fat) and all the fun is over until the cycle starts over. :gig From there it goes to keto and 48 hour fasts. I'm not sure I can do that! (Yet)

I'm working towards waking at sunrise without an alarm. Its easiest now while days are short. If I cant wake up early, I cant keep up with my garden.
 

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I didnt sleep well last night. I didnt respond well to the news and had trouble relaxing until it was settled - about 4 a.m. my time. It made for a rough day!!

DH was off work today, so I had a day off too. He fixed and rehung a cabinet that was falling down. He installed a new whole house humidifier. It has plastic housing. Stupid! The last one melted during a power outage when the blower fan wasnt running.

I'm feeling just fine now in time for bed. I'll be using my relaxation techniques in hopes of falling asleep soon. I think its time to buy melatonin.
 

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It was a rough day yesterday. I was awake longer than usual and I'm feeling it today. Hope you can get some good rest tonight.
 
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Sleep problems continue. I bought melatonin yesterday in hopes that might help me with earlier sleep onset. DS13 and I dragged my old treadmill from the barn up to my bedroom. Moderate exercise is [apparently] more effective treatment for insomnia than any medication.

I'm transitioning into longer fasts okay. I ended one at 38 hours. I wasnt hungry, but I wanted to keep my eating times on schedule - in hopes of helping my sleep schedule.

DS13 has a different rx - 2 of them - to try to help his behavior/psych problems. They havent arrived in the mail yet. His therapy sessions are increased to weekly because his therapist is concerned about his fire-starting behaviors.

DS5 is having difficulty transitioning from winter break to doing school. I dont have energy to do much about it (because, not sleeping enough).
 

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