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35 Years, Day 207

I was really, really tired today. Had trouble falling asleep, weird dreams again. Had to get up early to make brunch for the neighbors. My hubby and I nailed a thick blanket over our bedroom window to block out light from the street light. I guess we could have invested in blackout blinds, but we already had a hammer, nails and a blanket… someday I will not do things like that anymore. I actually like decorating our house for the most part, and love watching HGTV!

Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. No, as detailed above. I’m going to try writing in a worry journal tonight before I nod off.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). No I forgot. Was in a hurry to get up and get brunch going.
◊ I ate breakfast. Two cups of coffee, I made waffles and eggs for the neighbors, and they brought potatoes.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. Marginally better today; about five cups of liquid today including the coffee, two cups of tea, a glass of actual water, and part of a smoothie.
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. 
My husband dragged me out of the house for a two mile walk on a gravel road near here.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. Not really. But I didn’t really have terrible thoughts besides being overly tired.
◊ I connected with someone. The neighbors, a single Dad and his two kids came over!
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. I read a lot today. The book (The Beach Club, by Elin Hilderbrand) was engrossing, but… my one critique is that there was only one black main character and he was the villain for half the book. I’m all for diversity in books, but if only one character out of many is going to be not white, and then that character gets put in the villain role, I wonder why she choose to specifically make him black. It bugged me enough that I wasn’t fully committed to the book. The book was written twenty years ago, but still. That’s not that long ago. I’ve enjoyed other of her beachy reads more, that she’s written more recently.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Just the walk with my hubby. Back on the yoga bandwagon tomorrow!
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: No, but not too bad. I was mostly reading today.
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) I did it last night and will do shortly. Then worry journal, then slleeeeeeeeeep.

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