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Old 07-24-2012, 12:06 AM   #21
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Hi Greg - I know...I do watch TV sometimes during the day, but I'm usually busy doing other stuff. Actually, half the time that's the main reason I watch TV at night, is to fall asleep... Occasionally though, there's something I find worth watching and go to sleep anyway, lol....old habits die hard, I guess....
I used to have a bedroom TV which I always watched while dozing off. I'd set it on a timer... So I read all the articles and advice saying that if you have insomnia you should get rid of the bedroom TV. So I did. Now I have worse insomnia. Go figure...

What's worse, now I don't have anything to do when I'm having insomnia. At least with a bedroom TV I could watch TV...
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:35 AM   #22
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A lot of good replies here!

I can relate to the sleeping in front of the TV. When I have insomnia due to pain I curl up in my recliner. I can't just lay there or I will never sleep - turn on the TV and voila. Often in the night DH will let the dog out and turn off the TV to let me sleep. I will wake up, turn it back on and go back to sleep!
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:43 AM   #23
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One of the things I do is reach for a light switch on the wall next to the washing machine. I have done that ever since we moved here, even though the switch is across from the washer on the right-hand wall. I have never had a washer with a light switch there, so I can't use that for an excuse!

Another thing I do is, when someone asks what the date is, I often look at my watch. I have NEVER had a watch with a calendar!

A very irritating thing I sometimes do is, when I'm looking for something in the refrigerator or cupboard, I will pick something up to look behind it, and then I realize that the thing in my hand is what I was looking for!
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:56 AM   #24
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I brush bits of food off of the counter on the kitchen floor. I became so used to doing that over the years in the restaurant, from working on busy lines, that I do it at home. Nothing like getting a cold piece of chicken or toast crumbs between your toes.
A friend of mine has an under-cabinet vacuum system in her house (her husband and father-in-law built the house). She wipes crumbs and things onto the floor, then just turns the vacuum on and sweeps everything under the cabinet. So cool!

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When we first moved into this home over 13 years ago, I arranged the dishes in a certain way in a double cabinet - dinner plates on the left and sandwich plates on the left. We bought a new set of dishes about 6-7 years ago and for whatever reason SO reversed the location of the dinner and sandwich plates. At least half the time I still open the wrong door when I need a plate. Even worse, sometimes I pause, knowing it's a trick and second guess myself and still open the wrong door.

I can only assume this is a sign of extraordinary intelligence.
Andy, you made me think of what I do when I move to a new house. When it is time to put the dishes in the cupboards for the first time, if the layout of the kitchen is very different from what I am used to, I stand there and think, "I need a plate," and I reach out quickly. Wherever I reach out to without really thinking about it usually turns out to be the best place.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:15 AM   #25
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I have only had a cell phone for a little over a year. I resisted for a long time for various and assorted reasons. When I first got it, invariably I would open it and put it to my ear to listen for the dial tone. I still do it from time to time. Fairly often, I will punch in the numbers, then hold the phone to my ear.....after a period of time of not hearing anything, it will finally occur to me that I didn't hit the "send" button. I chalk it up to Old Timer's Disease.
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Since I've needed reading glasses, I've bought half a dozen pairs of cheapie ($1) plastic ones and put them throughout the house. How many times have I sat down to read the paper but have had to get back up and find the pair that belong on the table beside the chair where I always read the paper.
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All I can offer is the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
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All I can offer is the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Laughing at yourself is VERY healthy!
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All I can offer is the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Insanity is hereditary .... You get it from your spouse and/or children! Also gray hair!!
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Insanity is hereditary .... You get it from your spouse and/or children! Also gray hair!!
Sex is hereditary too. If your parents didn't have any, the chances are that you won't have any either!
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