Have you ever heard of the Glymphatic system?

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This article brought to you by the insomnia bug attacking me this morning from 3 am to 6am-we stare because we care-! 

I’m unable to sleep this morning. I woke up again at 3 am and did some reading on 10 simple ways to soothe the nervous system (https://lifespa.com/10-simple-protocols-calm-soothe-nervous-system/ )

You’re more curios of why I can’t sleep? The past 2 nights I’ve been waking up at 3am only to stare or read for three hours about all sorts of things and this morning I came across this Glymphatic system. Who knew? In the quietness of the night I seem to remember all sorts of things I’m suppose to or should be doing in my life. So I make mental lists I know for sure I’ll forget in the morning, and when necessary – like right now- I write some things down. 

So what is this Glymphatic system? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25947369/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glymphatic_system

A newly discovered system,-since 2013- “for waste clearance in the central nervous system (CNS) of vertebrates.” according to Wikipedia. A lymphatic system really that does the work of a garbage truck but for the brain and spinal cord. How cool is that!

It seems important and I should really get back to sleep so it can wash my brain clear of any toxins! Good night. Don’t think so.

So I stare and thing how much I miss reading these true stories this lady used to write on WordPress but she’s no longer part of this community. Realizing that half- and I really mean half!- of my brain, more precisely the right hemisphere is tingly again, a sort of soft tingle as if spiders are walking ever so gently and slow over my hair, I no longer panic. Go to sleep Carmen! Did I tell you about my dental work I had done two weeks ago equivalent to a dental surgery? No? That’s because it’s boring. Go to sleep!

I do want a brain toxic wash by this new glymphatic system, but apparently not bad enough to fall asleep, so I stare, read and play games on my iPhone. The fever is gone, at last, but tomorrow it may return. We’ll see. It usually comes in the evening and that means another night half slept. Hopefully free of spider crawling sensations;) 

Yesterday, at 3 am, I was looking, spying really, for any night thieves trying to break our car window. Right, I didn’t tell you about that either. That’s because living in Seattle makes this sort of occurrence a norm. That’s why we arm ourselves and have a private chat with these night shoppers. So yep, I was hoping they would stop by so I can show them my new toy I bought for Christmas, just for them! Isn’t that nice of me? But they didn’t come so I went to bed. 

Am I fighting something? Who isn’t these days? 

5:50 am. I remember seeing 3:13am soon after I woke up this morning. It’s foggy and the boats are honking. I should go to sleep. Right? But the city bus just drove by, most likely empty again, as it usually is, and an involuntary tear rolls down my face most likely from staring at my cellphone as I write this down. I should go to sleep. But it’s almost light outside! I should wake up! Not really. Good night. So I finally fall asleep.

Weird, this article it was so much funnier at 5:30 am. Now it seems boring. Good day!

Magnolia House Slides off Foundation -Part 2- Seattle Local News

Perkins Lane, Magnolia, Jan. 8th 2021
For those of you that haven’t seen my previous post, yesterday around 2pm lots of police and ambulance activity close to our house brought my curious self out to see the reason behind such excitement. A mud slide hit a house on Perkins Lane, Magnolia, Seattle, and pushed it off its foundation. It’s not the first, in a massive landslide in ’96 that took out five homes and the road- https://www.urbnlivn.com/2017/10/05/trip-perkins-lane/
A man and a woman are alright, admitted but in good conditions. One of their dog died and the other one is missing. Due to heavy rains, snow and winds the land, already considered dangerous slid and caused another disaster. I’m really sorry for the owner, a bummer way to start this year and we keep them in our prayers.
Stay safe and talk to you soon!
God Bless:)

Magnolia House slides off foundation- Seattle Local News

It’s 2:40 pm here in Magnolia, Seattle, and about 30-35 minutes ago I began hearing lots of police and ambulance activity from my bedroom, but only when the helicopter arrived- 15-20 minutes into the whole thing- I became curious and took a walk to see the reason. The video I took is from Magnolia Bulevard Road and the house that slid off the foundation can not be seen from up where I was. Perkins Lane where the house is semi-located now, is a wealthy neighborhood of waterfront homes and while out there trying to see what was going on I smelled smoke. Later on, while interviewed by Fox 13 News- I may be on the 4,5 or 10pm news, we’ll see- I could smell natural gas as well. The helicopter who I can still hear from my room, is still hovering over the area and I believe it’s Kiro 7 news. There has been heavy rains the past week and very strong winds last night, plus with the snow we just had for a week may have contributed to this disaster for one family. I’m really sorry they’re going through this and we send our prayers for them.

God Bless:)


La mulți ani mămică dragă!

La mulți ani mămică

Te iubim și ne ești dragă 

După tine toți tânjim

Ne e dor să te vedem

Să vorbim, să te-ascultăm

Că-ci prea repede-ai plecat

Și cam singuri ne-ai lăsat.

E greu să ne obișnuim

Fără tine să trăim.

Dar, așa a fost să fie

Și acum tu ești în veșnicie

Sănătoasă și voioasă

Făr dureri și făr probleme

Unde-o zi și noi vom fi

Împreună ne-om uni

La taifas ca în trecut

Iară toți vom sta cam mult

Și vom râde zgomotos

Gălăgie iar vom face

Pană îngerii vor zice

Mai copii, râdeți mai tare

Ca nu-i bai, nu-i iritare.

La mulți ani mămică dragă

E frumos acolo sus cu Isus? 

Parcă-aud cum mama zice:

“Măi, copii iubiți! Nu prinde-ți frică!

Este-un loc departe de mormânt

În prezența celui Sfânt

Unde sufletele se ridică 

Și în pace, fără suferință și intrigă

Vom trăi cu El. O ce câștig!

Nu mai plânge-ți, nu mă mai compătimi-ți

Mai degrabă rămâne-ți uniți,

Că în viața voastră pe pământ,

Vin dureri, atacuri fără legământ.

Eu am terminat a mea umblare

Cu Isus acum zâmbesc și vă aștept.

După care împreună vom da slavă

Celui viu, Slăvit să fie El în veci! Amin! Aici închei.