Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Have you ever had "One of those days"?

I know you have, we all have. Mine actually started last night. I was exhausted. I wanted to sleep. I couldn't sleep. I finally ended up at about 3:30 am out on the couch, trying to fall asleep. For the last couple of years, I have been taking sleeping pills. I am now trying to wean myself off them, since they are not great to be on. Well, even if my brain wants to get off them, the rest of me isn't too terribly keen on the idea. Every time I cut the dose back, I have a sleepless night or 3  or 4. I did finally fall asleep, and woke up at about 10:45 this morning, so that wasn't too bad. I had plans for the day. I had a quilt partially loaded yesterday, and the plan was to finish loading it, and start quilting it. I even got as far as going up and starting to work on it. Then, my phone rang. My wonderful husband has been working on doing our taxes the last couple of days. He needed some information, so I found it and came back downstairs. And I never got back up. Did you know that doing the taxes on the internet is a 2 person job? Yep, turns out it is. Did you know that you can't submit your taxes until you register your change of address with the federal Canadian revenue agency? Turns out you can't. Did you know that there is a glitch in the Canadian government website that says that you have to log into your account before you can change your address, and we were already logged in to our account, but when we went to change our address, it asked us to log into our account, which we went and did again, and then tried to change the address and then it asked us to log into our account so that we could change our address so we went back and logged into the account and tried to change our address and it....... Around and around in circles we went. I'm surprised either of us have hair left, and that the computer didn't get tossed across the room. AARRRGGGHHH!!! 
So, I think there is a trip to the local office for the federal government in our future so that we can change our address so that we can submit our taxes.
The good part of the day was supper. I've found a local place that delivers organic produce, called Eat Green Organics It's really kinda neat having the stuff delivered to the front door. I'm a very conservative cook, and I usually don't get too adventurous in what I eat or cook. However, with the selections available, I got intrigued, and decided to try some new stuff that is supposed to be good for us. I ordered some bok choy and some Swiss chard and some beets. Tonight's supper was Pork and bok choy stir fry. It was REALLY good!! Tomorrow we try the chard, and then sometime next week we try the beets, probably roasted.
There is a good movie on right now, and I think the rest of the evening will be spent watching a movie and knitting. I'll try for the quilting again tomorrow.


  1. Try melatonin for sleeping. My friend uses for a long time and she gets a good night sleep every night.

  2. Yuck! Taxes when they go smoothly are no fun ... having to deal with glitches on the government's end is a nightmare! I'm sorry you're not sleeping well. Having an organic grocery that delivers is AWESOME!! :)

  3. Because of food intolerences, I've learned to grow and enjoy swiss chard. Many people have never heard of it, but it has more nutrients in it that spinach. I use it in soups, and when making egg omelet three times a week for my breakfast. I discard the stems. I chose to puree my soups as they are more easily digested.You can find a lot of good recipes on line. When growing it you get it fresh, and since I'm a farm raised kid, if it isn't fresh it doesn't have as good a taste. I also freeze if for the year, as I see very little in the stores, and what I do see I would put on the compost pile. Picky yes, but more nutritious fresh.

  4. I take a sleeping pill every 3rd night if I can't stand it.
    It's a challenge for sure. I want to try melatonin and see if that helps.


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