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Late Night Worries

April 27th, 2017 at 09:00 am

I woke up in the middle of the night last night worried about my license plate renewal. I knew it was time to renew, but I had not yet received a renewal notice. I got up and checked both my email accounts to make sure there was nothing lurking there.

So this morning, I got my registration ID card out of the glove box and renewed online with the information I had there. The ID and pin I used last year worked this year, and my plates are renewed. (I think I will actually get new plates this year). the cost was $103.

I noticed there was a provision for a senior discount. I checked into it -- it is the same benefit that provides free rides on the CTA for seniors. You have to come in under a certain income level. I didn't qualify last year, but I could reapply this year with the info from my 2016 tax form. I filled it out again, but again, I am just over. Kind of surprised -- I thought my income had gone down more. I guess it's good news, but I would like the free rides and the reduced license plate fee!

After the gym this morning I went to Food4Less and picked up ten more items: 6-pack of Jiffy muffin mix, 5-pack of Kraft mac & cheese, 5 lbs. ground beef, Vidalia onion, cheese pasta sauce, parmesan cheese, tortillas, hamburger buns, clementines and egg noodles. Total cost was $32.

Have to do some laundry, so I'll get a load done and then take a nap, because it was another bad night, and I have a Tae Kwan Do lesson to watch this evening. I don't know why I couldn't sleep; I just seemed to have too much mental alertness. Note to body: I would prefer mental alertness during the day!

Today's menu: Toast, cereal & clementine for breakfast. Cobb salad for lunch. Hamburger & asparagus for dinner.

Variables are already at 35%! Shocking!

3 Responses to “Late Night Worries”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I'm with you on the "note to body." I spent hours fretting about a student last night and then was so beat today.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I have the worst overactive mind at night. It helps if I can either read or watch something until I go to sleep. Now that I have a proper smartphone, I take it to bed and turn on Midsomer Murders on Netflix (on mute with subtitles) if I can't sleep. I feel lame bringing a phone to bed but it's really cut down on my insomnia.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Ha, ha, that's funny, CJ! They tell you NOT to use electronics at night if you suffer from insomnia. It just goes to show that everybody's experience is different!

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