May 11th, 2020


Dozing (217.7)

I've gotten pretty decent sleep the last four or five nights, and the Sleep Cycle app seems to confirm that. High 90% range since Monday, which was a good bit lower. Maybe taking melatonin the last few nights has helped. Maybe it's just a placebo.

I woke up this morning with definite memories of a dream, but they faded quickly. The only remaining tidbit is a vague recollection of getting my sock wet in the dream. That hasn't happened lately in real life, though when one of the dogs has peed in the house I sometimes step in it before I see it.

The last couple of times Penny peed in the house, she did it while I was right there, and I'm pretty sure it was a behavior thing rather than any illness or actual urgent need to pee. It was in the days after Auggie's death, and I'm sure Penny was dealing with that and trying to adjust.

Despite the decent, I was wiped late this afternoon and when I lay down on the bed to flip through social media on the iPad for a bit, I realized I was dozing off a little. Ended up giving in and closing my eyes on purpose for a bit. I think the dogs were surprised, and as their dinnertime approached, Penny grew indignant! Carter was happier to just roll with it.

Anyway, it's time to go to sleep. Doubt I had enough of a nap to interfere with that.

Sweet tooth in overdrive (217.0)

I keep wanting to eat sweet things, to a far greater degree than usual. I don't tend to eat dessert. I do enjoy having a supply of candy at the office, but I'm mostly buying it for other people to eat.

The macaroons I bought for Passover are delicious, and I pop a couple every day or so. I may need to buy more.

I made banana bread. I baked a pie. I've got the ingredients to make the Doubletree chocolate chip cookies, I made chocolate mini croissants for the last SPCA volunteer tea time Zoom meeting, and I have what I need to make an Italian cappuccino chocolate chip cake for this week's.

I made french toast for lunch today with the last of the wine flour bread from this weekend's cooking class, ffs! Cracked into the local maple syrup, too.

The craving for Coke started before National Have a Coke Day, but that made for a good excuse to chill a two-liter bottle.

Bought brownie mix today to try the black bean brownie recipe from Daina. I've been eating dried fruit.

But I'm still gradually losing weight most days.

I'll take it.