Sunday Coffee – Catching Up

Trying to catch my breath on this last day of the month. I’m leaving for a 5K shortly – my first 5K in 2.5 years! – so this will be brief and a bit scattered!

[Qualifier for the rest of this post: I’m setting aside the SCOTUS stuff, which I’m not going to discuss because just thinking about it makes me angry and anxious.]

It’s been a nice week this week.  The cats have been super-loving since we got home, especially Jojo, who basically won’t leave my side. I think they missed us! Ambrose passed his driver’s test and got his license, Laurence’s phone turned up after missing for three weeks, and the first real cool front of the season came through (temps in the 60s!!). On top of that, Jason got a cost-of-living raise at work. Yay!

Then there’s a personal health breakthrough from this week. Mid-week, I made a dietary change to cut out as much processed food as possible. Other than condiments (because I don’t want to make my own), I’m being very strict about the definition of processed – whole wheat pasta and plain white rice and even flour are considered processed here. I discovered back in 2012 that if the processed portion of my daily diet stayed under 20%, I had far fewer episodes of insomnia, but I’ve gotten away from that over the years. This change won’t get rid of insomnia completely, but  in the few days since I made it, I’ve been sleeping through the night without any sleep aids. This is pretty much a miracle for me and I hope it holds.

And that’s about all the time I’ve got left. Talk to y’all soon!

About Amanda

Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.
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3 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Catching Up

  1. Ceri says:

    That connection between processed food and sleeping is amazing. I wonder if it’s all the sugar inside it that usually wires your body to stay up. Big congrats to Ambrose! How is he old enough to get behind the wheel? Gah. Time moves too fast.

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  2. Hope you are having fun/had fun today with your run.

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  3. Michelle says:

    I saw the pictures of your run. Congratulations! And congratulations to Ambrose on his license and Jason on his raise!

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