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This Noisy World

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I said noisy not nosey. ( that’s a topic for another day) I live by myself in what I considered a quiet environment, but this morning I realized it’s not that quiet. Especially when my tv is off. There are a myriad of noises. My fake Christmas tree (yes, it’s still up) is emitting a hummmmm, although quite rhythmically (the saving grace). My dehumidifier chooses to belch out it’s contribution whenever it feels like it. Startling to say the least. My heater isn’t a problem since it is quiet, has manners and is empathetic to my needs. I think it was manufactured in the south. There’s a beep emanating (oops! There goes my dehumidifier!😵‍💫) from where? Only the walls know. I have a love / hate relationship going on with my iPad. In the wee hours of the morning like now, it chooses to disturb my serenity with it’s stored up alerts. ( I know it waits on purpose 🥷). Frogs, crickets, phone rings and dog barks. It’s a zoo in here. 🙄 My heating pad is yelling at me in a foreign language. Probably telling me it’s getting ready to catch fire. Oh, well….I thought it’s been nice 🤷‍♀️.

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You are so funny and talented. Should take up comedy.😘

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Lol What else does one have to do at 3:30 in the morning? Thanks, Bifield. I could never be a comic. I’m very shy. 😂

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Luna_Child in reply to Isinatra

We chat at 3. 2 sometimes 1. Depends 😊👀

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Isinatra in reply to Luna_Child

Yes, we do, but not always. I have to fill those times in between. I’m open for ideas, but nothing I can’t share with my therapist.

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You want someone to give you an idea about what to do at 3.30am! How about sleep? Just a wild suggestion lol 😱

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😂Sleep doesn’t work for me at night. I semi sleep. I read an article recently that during somewhere around medieval times, people slept in shifts. Part at night and part in the early morning. Documents from those times showed it was a common thing. How long ago it started is still a mystery. But I thank you for the suggestion. I guess I’m stuck in the medieval times.

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Whatever suits you. I struggle with nights, I have been going into a panic but I can't explain why.

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Night is a tough time for many. It’s dark, quiet and nothing to distract your thoughts. I hope it’s a temporary set back. I’m not sure if you’ve tried meds for the panic attacks? If those could lessen, you could sleep better.

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I am on several types of meds that make me tired at night. I need a new body.

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I understand. It’s rotten your meds don’t keep your panic attacks at bay. Keep looking for answers, my friend.

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Luna_Child in reply to Isinatra

Exactly. I will read and watch TV. Can't wake the dogs

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Luna_Child in reply to Isinatra

Me too. Chronic insomnia

I love love this Bella I. Now you've got me thinking I have no peace and serenity. I live in and around constant noise it's awful. They don't make ear plugs that powerful. I live on a main road with a fire station on it and the trucks constantly go by pretty often. that goes by pretty often. Noise pollution is awful . There's a neighbor, child, that plays his drums very early in the AM. That's why I see me and whoever my soulmate (?) is living by the ocean.

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Isinatra in reply to Luna_Child

Oh, yes. The outside noise. That could be another topic, too. Those are sounds we can’t muffle. They can’t be over run by louder noises, unless you live next door to a military base, which I do. I’ve gotten used to the sounds of nighttime war games and sonic booms that shake the windows. Ear plugs? Meh. Soft corks. Useless. Take your cupcakes to the fire station and ask them to lay off the horns in your neighborhood. I give brownies at Christmas to the hunky police at the station across my street and I stopped getting tickets. Any price for peace and a clean driving record.

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Luna_Child in reply to Isinatra

Hey. Good idea. My soulmate could be a Fireman. Cupcakes are a way to a Fireman's heart. 🧁🧁🧁

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Isinatra in reply to Luna_Child

🚒 Take pictures when you go!

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But of course 🎵🐢🌞🥰

You’re a true lady of the night…..I was gonna grate some carrot on my salad but thought better of it 😬

🤣🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Isinatra

I hope I didn’t cause your grating days to be over. You can still peel and mash or slice and dice or flim and flam. Or chuck a few pieces of wood.

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Luna_Child in reply to Isinatra

Oh for sure knock that salad out of the park., spoken from someone who loves to bake and hates to cook!

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Isinatra in reply to Luna_Child

Baking is great! But you need to eat other things, too. Lol cut back on the 🍕

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Luna_Child in reply to Isinatra

No way do I cut back on pizza 🍕. I'm Italiano. Magnificent. I had my friend over last night and ordered a large. Deliciozo! 🍕She brought iced coffees and we ate pizza. ,Yummy 😋😋😋

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Isinatra in reply to Luna_Child

Lol you can take a girl out of Italy , but you can’t take the Italy out of the girl. Pizza uber alles!🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕!

When the apocalypse happens half those sounds will be gone! 🔥 You can silence your iPad at night. PM me if you want help.

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Isinatra in reply to Blueruth

I’ve already figured out how to silence my iPad at night. A few well placed pillows and the noise soon fades away. But Siri has become a problem. She never shuts up. I should pm you. 👍🏼

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Blueruth in reply to Isinatra

yeah -- you can set a do not disturb schedule so you hear nothing at night. You can flag fav phone numbers to get through in case there are people that you do not want to miss in case of emergency.

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Isinatra in reply to Blueruth

I’ve seen the do not disturb function, but I haven’t looked into it yet. I forget stuff…..thanks for the reminder. 😉

Maybe I should do the beautiful sound in the song into the unknown 😂☺️

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Isinatra in reply to Hb2003

We’re all ears 👂🏼👂🏼👂🏼👂🏼

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Hb2003 in reply to Isinatra

It’s very calming ☺️

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Isinatra in reply to Hb2003

The name of the song is…song in to the unknown?

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Hb2003 in reply to Isinatra

It’s called into the unknown ☺️ from frozen 2 i love that song so much

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Isinatra in reply to Hb2003

You’ve peaked my interest now. I’ll have to YouTube it! Thank you, Hiba .

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Your welcome 🙏☺️ its a very powerful song . Have you watched frozen 2 yet ? It’s a good movie

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I haven’t yet. Movies like those bring the tears. For sadness and happiness. But I will…that’s a promise to you.

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Hb2003 in reply to Isinatra

I totally understand that ☺️ .

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Luna_Child in reply to Isinatra

I know, right?

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Isinatra in reply to Luna_Child

Right on that!

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Luna_Child in reply to Hb2003

😊👍

I feel you. Lately, I've been feeling more...upset? Sensitive? About all the noises and all I can think about is how alone and distortional is the word that I perceive. Is it normal? I wake up and I want turn off the noise

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Isinatra in reply to vermeer_s

The world as it is now can make you feel like it’s distorted. It’s new and nothing we’ve experienced before. It can increase your anxiety or depression and make you more sensitive to your surroundings. I joke about the noise now, but I’ve wanted to turn it off like you. Noise is life and what I really wanted to do was to turn life off. But not seriously. Instead, I reached out all I could to find the way to calm the noise. You should do that. Scratch and claw and do whatever it takes. It’s a process, a journey, but so worth it.

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vermeer_s in reply to Isinatra

If you wanna know something about me is that I love the journeys, I love reach experience, no matter how long or alone is the route. But I dunno, lately I want sleep and sleep, and when I take a walk I prefer do it with my headphones, I love the music, I love the mysterious noises that the world plays to me, but also, I love the harmony.

Oh! to live in a log cabin, with no technology at all, no TV, iphones, dehumidifiers, noisy washing machines, maybe a simple mobile for emergencies, no xmas lights, the 'quiet' sound of nature! [no noisy neighbours!]🤗🤗🤗

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Isinatra in reply to Adlon57

Have you ever experienced that before? Such quiet except for the sounds of nature? It was much easier to do way back when. Quiet wasn’t special, it was normal. I like the cabin scenario, but sometimes with some slow and low jazz in the background. ☺️

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Adlon57 in reply to Isinatra

I have bad claustrophobia, maybe some Canned Heat playing in the background. 😎

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Isinatra in reply to Adlon57

Ok! I can hear it now! Extended play,I hope.

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"On the road again", "Let's work together", "Going up the county", "Time was", blaring in the background🙃🙃🤗👏👏

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Isinatra in reply to Adlon57

👏👏👏🎶

I want to thank you for your hilarious post . Can't stop laughing now

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Isinatra in reply to Tsmtam123

My pleasure, T. It was a combo effort. Lots of humor can be found on HU…..

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Tsmtam123 in reply to Isinatra

What's HU anyway

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Isinatra in reply to Tsmtam123

HU is short for health unlocked. You can type it out if you want. Maybe I should start doing that. I’m wearing holes in my screen.

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