Plick, plick plick... all night in the downspout... which I actually didn't hear after putting in my earplugs. I can't sleep without them. Even the noise of the thermostat for the furnace scares me awake... I'm sure I've mentioned before what a notoriously poor sleeper I am. However, the past two weeks I have been trying Melatonin... which doesn't seem to help me fall asleep any sooner...but..... and BIG "but" here...does seem to help me stay asleep for longer at a time. I actually go for as long as 2, 3 or even 4 hours before waking....wheeeeeeeeeee what a concept. Usually I am awake every 20 mins or so, which makes me crazy. Maybe it is also the intensity and the duration of my workouts now. I've upped the ante. Personal trainers...which I don't have (wish I did), but do watch on tv and do read up on their info .. .... say we need to be working out over an hour per day for about 6 days a week to make a noticeable difference in strength and cardio.... along with changing our diet. Okay... so...I am. And...I'm feeling more energy, better strength, less pain in joints.. .. and even move with a lighter step... it's all good. And, if it is helping with extra sleep... ahhhh...so much better yet, eh?
Even though it was close to melting temperatures all night, this morning there is new ultra wet snow.... great.... the worst driving conditions...however, the sun IS trying its best to poke through the cloud cover and will likely burn things off by noon. The main roads should be pretty good by then too with the amount of traffic on them. Absolutely have to go to the grocery store today. For starters, I'm totally out of milk. Usually our 'fridge looks like a junior hockey player lives here. Several litres of "my" Skim, (for massive amounts of calcium to aid the Actonel for osteo, without the fat or cholesterol) Greg's whole milk, cuz he doesn't really like the skim... Vanilla Soy milk to add a little glug to disguise the taste of skim a bit.... and on the same crowded shelf...orange juice.... looks like Mother Hubbard's cupboard in there today. Bare. Naked.
More paperclay added to my face yesterday; more smoothing and fiddling. This time with the back side of the sandpaper after Kerry mentioned I could use just brown paper to sand it... It is very soft actually... and does disappear easily with just paper. Surprising that it can also be durable if it does that. Makes me wonder if it really will be very durable at all. However, perhaps once it is painted and then sealed...it will have more strength. But, now to find some info on painting. In the meantime...I was happily looking for bits to try as hair.... and just having some fun with her.