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From: Anza54
Date: 04-30-2007, 12:47 PM (1 of 12)
Hi Lennie, Glad you had a great birthday. I had noticed you said you were having trouble sleeping. I have been fighting that problem for years. Do you know what caused your sleeplessness? I am guessing mine is from menopause. I sometimes only get 5 hours sleep and I feel like crap the next day. Doesn't help when I have a full time job. As I have gotten older I notice that not sleeping well affects my mind(concentration is bad sometimes) and my moods. (cranky) I have tried Tylenol PM and I still wake up at the crack of dawn no matter what time I go to sleep. Any suggestions? Thanks neighbor



Barbara
User: Anza54
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From: lendube
Date: 04-30-2007, 01:02 PM (2 of 12)
http://swn-archive.sew-whats-up.com/t-20030.html&highlight=sleep


Hey Barbara, I was just about to log off when I saw your post. Good timing.

That's the link to a thread that took on a life of it's own a while back.

You'll see that I thought it was all peri-menopause related but then the dr. told me I was nowhere near that (at 50!) and was fertile enough to conceive!!! I still believe it's hormone related for me because of the patterns.

I do have a mild sleeping pill that I use occasionally because the otc stuff doesn't help at all. But with sleeping aids the quality of sleep suffers.

It does seem to be a common problem at middle age.

Oh, dh and I checked out the new casino at Lake Henshaw last evening. It wasn't much to write home about but the food was fine and it's close. The best part was that I won $150.00 on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine!! A little spending cash for the sewing show coming up in a couple weeks in Del Mar. Dh is insisting on coming with me and helping me pick out a serger for his b'day present to me. WhooHoo!

Lennie
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From: Anza54
Date: 04-30-2007, 01:16 PM (3 of 12)
Thanks for the reply, I haven't checked out the thread yet. We lost our sous chef to the casino. Our loss, their gain. One of our servers went to work there and is already wanting to come back to WSR. She says she is not making any money. I hear they don't even have a liquor license yet. Can't imagine a casino with no liquor. Congrats on your slot machine win. Have fun at Del Mar. What a nice husband you have. :bg:
User: Anza54
Member since: 03-13-2007
Total posts: 63
From: esrun3
Date: 05-03-2007, 09:49 PM (4 of 12)
My sister always blamed the Santa Ana's when she lived in San Diego and couldn't sleep.
Lyn
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From: lendube
Date: 05-03-2007, 10:14 PM (5 of 12)
I blame hormones and the full moon. Hadn't thought of the Santa Ana's. They're blamed for a lot of things.

Wasn't it John Steinbeck that started one of his books with a line about the Santa Ana's being the reason young wives hold kitchen knives while contemplating the backs of their husband's necks..............??? :shock:

Lennie
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From: PaulineG
Date: 05-03-2007, 10:27 PM (6 of 12)
If it was I think it might be worth a look. If anybody knows which one I'd be interested. Not that I've ever done that.
Pauline
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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-04-2007, 08:47 AM (7 of 12)
Those hot dry winds that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen.

óRaymond Chandler, "Red Wind"


I didn't think it sounded like Steinbeck
Dorothy
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Total posts: 3883
From: lendube
Date: 05-04-2007, 12:06 PM (8 of 12)
Thanks for that, Dorothy. I guess that is a little too "hard boiled" for Steinbeck. Guess the California angle made me think of him. It's a great quote regardless.

Lennie :up:

And Pauline, we've all done that at one time or another. Actually carrying out the thought is a whole different matter.
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From: Patty22
Date: 05-04-2007, 12:30 PM (9 of 12)
Can't imagine a casino with no liquor.

Five years ago my husband bought tickets to the Tony Bennet show at Turning Stone casino in New York. The casino is run by the Indian nation in Oneida county and they did not have a liquor license at the time (not sure if they even have one now.)

Not being a smoker, walking in the place was overwhelming with the lingering smoke in the air; it made me feel gritty and dirty. People would stand at the slots smoking with one hand and operating the slots with the other. I think they would have needed a third hand if they had a libation. Maybe they play more if they don't get buzzed. This was definitely not the casino as depicted in the series Las Vegas.

Now I had always loved Tony Bennet and especially his CD with Billie Holiday music. His performance was very disappointing and he just didn't connect with the crowd; either he wasn't feeling well or he didn't want to be there. I haven't listened to his CDs since.

:yawn:
Patty
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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-04-2007, 02:18 PM (10 of 12)
Patty --
Wally and I went to visit Amy and her husband in Buffalo and went to the casino one night.
The smoke was awful. I was so glad I wore a jacket that could be washed.
But they gave you free booze as long as you were playing -- less for me though since I stuck to the penny machines. I'm a terrible gambler. It's just not my thing.

Tony Bennett. That I would love. Have you heard the new CD for his 80th birthday?
Dorothy
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From: Patty22
Date: 05-04-2007, 03:15 PM (11 of 12)
Dorothy, no I haven't heard the CD for Tony's 80th. I saw a PBS special once and he sang a duet with k.d.lang that was beautiful.

So Lennie, if you can't sleep, do you want us to take turns reading you bedtime stories? Looks like Dorothy has a book picked out for you already.

Let's see what I can pull from the shelves..........
Patty
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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-04-2007, 03:38 PM (12 of 12)
Patty --
I have a CD with Tony Bennett and KD Lang doing Louie Armstrong songs you can borrow. The new one too. I'll drop it by. Give me a call -- I'll probably drive past your house twice next week.
Dorothy
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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