44 Scotland Street: Tartan light
The animal world was so much more vulnerable: in the north, deer became more and more bedraggled and increasingly miserable; at Tomintoul, birds fell from the air, their tiny wings heavy with rime, the sun – their only de-icer – too far away to help ...
April 7, 2015
Blaze breaks out in 'illegal rooming house' in Framingham
The roof ultimately collapsed, leaving heavy damage on the second and third floors. Firefighters struck a second alarm, bringing assistance from departments in Natick, Wayland, Sudbury, Ashland and Southborough to cover Framingham's fire stations ...
April 4, 2015
Life With Postpartum Depression and Undiagnosed Bipolar: I Thought I Was a ...
To a woman with a dilating cervix, it was soft as cashmere and deep as the ocean. We were married just over a year and eager to sleeping more than 60 minutes at a stretch. Parents who are worried about their newborn overheating, and who set the ...
March 28, 2015
Top 5 Songs for Breakfast or 'The Morning After'
The lyrics straightforwardly describe a one-night stand that's happened too many times and a girl that has this bad habit of sleeping with someone then never talking to them again. The song begins, “I woke up alarmed / I didn't know where I was at ...
Five night-time beauty fixes
The first thing to do is to alternate sides or try sleeping on your back, although this isn't ideal if you're if a snorer as it will exacerbate any snoring problems. There are specific anti-ageing pillows that you can buy, but switching to satin or ...
March 30, 2015
History from the pages of the Forks Forum-March 20, 1947
Editor's note, on March 17, 1947, Clallam Bay suffered a terrible fire. With recent pleas from volunteer fire departments all across the West End, it is a good time to think about how important these volunteers are and also to ask that individuals ...
March 20, 2015
Councilman Greenfield's Twelve Tips For Fire Safety
fire After this past week's tragedy, where seven innocent children were killed in a horrific fire, many people have called Councilman David Greenfield's office asking about the best tips for fire prevention. Keep in mind, that while hot-plate fires are ...
March 24, 2015
Be prepared for a long post here, because I loved the birth of my third baby. Doing the doula thing, it kills me that people don't talk about birth. If we all were more open with our birth stories, then we wouldn't need to fear the experience so much. Good or bad, it's an incredible journey and one worth repeating. Every day there was a to-list a mile long. nagging Mark every day (which, I might add, he handled like a champ), bustling the kids about and shuttling them off to friends and family so I could get something done. There were just so many variables with a fixer-upper and a baby. What if nobody helps us paint. What if breathing all those paint fumes in gives my baby a third eye. what if we're still living in the apartment when this baby comes. I wanted to cry every time I thought about that. A baby would not help that. With winter coming on, how could I expect them to sit with me in that d--- apartment all day while I snuggled our baby. When I expressed those fears to Mark, he responded in true-to-Gunn fashion: "It's going to work out. " (That's one of the main reasons why I married him, people. ) But then he would turn around after working 9 hours at the office (which I have to add, requires extra effort as he is still building it up) and spend 5 more hours.
Card Challenge: Day 56 Card Day 56: A boy climbing a ladder and sculpting a bird out of the clouds. Florence had never been a good sleeper, and tonight certainly was no different. She tossed and turned, fighting against her covers to achieve the perfect balance of hot and cold, feeling at once too tightly covered and too exposed. It was impossible, she decided, to get comfortable in the sweaty tangle of sheets, and the air outside of the shelter of the blankets was too chill. Lying there and trying to sleep was not going to do any good, so she should find something soothing and relaxing to do until she felt tired again. With a groan of frustration—the clock already said 2:15 and her alarm was set for 6:00—she set her feet on the comfortably cool wood floor, padding softly towards the kitchen. Growing up, her mother had always given her a glass of milk and crackers when she could to sleep, and Florence repeated the ritual religiously. It stayed set on a nice, cool temperature at night, just like the doctor ordered. Sometimes Florence felt she should probably develop a taste for bad books so that they would actually put her to sleep.
Who knew you could get so excited about an alarm clock. ) Basically, it's an alarm clock with a light on it. The light gradually gets darker before bedtime. In the morning, it gradually gets lighter for half an hour before the alarm goes off, to simulate sunrise, and gently wakes you up. The alarm klaxon is pretty shocking though. This is the moisturiser than I've been using to try and stabilise my volatile skin. It's kind of keeping them at bay a bit. better than any other moisturiser I own.