Summertime Heat Wave & Little Sleep

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Just thought I would put together a few thoughts. Western Canada and the Upper West Coast of America are experiencing scorching heat. Washington state at one point saw the temperature reach 116 degrees Fahrenheit.

The last several weeks have been somewhat productive. For the first time I was able to get into my best friend’s car and do some personal shopping. It felt great to be anywhere, but my living room. Of course we went at 7 a.m. to avoid the heat and a crowd.

I have started my work on the book I have wanted to write. And I am now just hitting sixty thousand words, just a very rough draft. I have no time limit on when I will finish. I have turned to my best source, my blog posts on my secondary blog site.

I finished Don Lemon’s book, “This Is The Fire, What I Tell My Friends About Racism”. It is a gripping first hand approach about racism, his own personal experiences, his upbringing, and covers history with a look at the movies.

I have been accomplishing those things with very little sleep. I spoke to my doctor concerning my issue with insomnia and he prescribed Trazadone, an anti-depressant medication. I am finding little help with it, in helping with the sleepless nights. So, come early Monday morning I will be putting in a phone call to him.

I am working my way slowly through two other books and have ordered President Obama’s newest writing.

I have been encouraged how people are still finding blog posts and hitting the “Like”. Lets me know that I have done something correctly. Thank you to all those who have decided to follow! Also, to those who have kept following during my time out.

So dear reader, just a brief few thoughts about what is happening in my realm of the world! Would love to hear about what is happening with you at the start of a very heated and humid summer! Stay cool!

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  1. ashleyleia

    That’s great progress with the book!

    How much trazodone did your doctor prescribe? The usual range is between 50-150 mg. I’ve taken 150 when I’ve been on it in the past.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Ashley, the doctor has me taking 75mg.

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      1. ashleyleia

        Oh okay.

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  2. Angie

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying the times you can get out! We certainly tend to take things like that for granted. The heat was unbearable honestly. I don’t do well in the heat. We are about to hit the 30’s again here but not as hot as the last heat wave when we were at almost 40! I see many of the ponds and marshes in my area are drying up from the heat and lack of rain. My rain barrels have been empty for some time 😦

    I’ve ended up with more shifts than what I want due to losing 3 supervisors at work so I’m afraid that my kids will be spending a lot of their time away from home while I work. This means that I can stay a bit cooler during these hot days though haha

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Like you, I do not do well in extreme heat. Of course I do not enjoy Prairie winters either!

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      1. Angie

        Hahaha. We are a difficult species to please 😀

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