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The Sounds Of Nature: My Sleeping Aid

Growing up from a small village in the Philippines; having few neighbors living just walking distance from our house was one of the best memories I have. Waking up every morning and hearing the beautiful sounds of the birds chirping; the roosters saying cockadoodledoo and my mother’s pigs oinking. Right across the road is the ocean. The sound of waves smashing the shore is very calming. You might think “gosh, that’s too much noise!” To be honest, I missed those noises. Those kinds of noises are big parts of my life growing up. And also, before I forget, my dad had goats too!

But today, living in a city (not a very big city ), all I can hear from the moment I wake up in the morning till’ midnight are vehicle noises. Not so calming, especially at night and all I want is to have a good night sleep. Plenty of times that I did wish to be living in the countryside, but I’m not. There must be a reason why not. Only God knows.

Sometimes, when it’s raining, I can sleep better compared to when it’s not. For me, the sound of the rain is so soothing. The raindrops help me fall asleep easier. I would say that my ultimate sleep aid is the sound of the rain.

A Wet & Windy Morning

Growing up hearing the different nature sounds like the running water from the stream behind our house, birds chirping, chickens clocking, and the roosters saying cockadoodledoo was very calming. So, my question is why nature sounds help us relax? Do you notice that when you are listening to the natural sounds ( nature sounds ) that your body switches to relax mode? That’s all I need after dealing with my boys; their school homework and other stuff. Every parent deserves a relaxing moment.

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Get To Know Me Tag

 

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Hi ya’ll! How’s your new year going so far? I hope it’s going great! My new year with my family is great! To God be the glory!

Anyway, I just read a “get to know me” blog from two bloggers today already and it’s very interesting. So, I decided to do the same thing. It’s very helpful for you to get to know me a little just by reading this blog. Are you ready to get to know me? And I wanna get to know you as well. Here we go!

1.) What Is Your Middle Name?

My middle name is BANEZ.

2.) When Was The Last Time You Cried?

Just last week. I mean, I cried laughing so hard watching a very funny videos on Facebook. You know what I mean? Sometimes  when you laughed so hard that’s it’s almost impossible to stop…lol…lol..lol.

3.) What’s Your Favorite Pizza?

Well, I’m not really a pizza person. Don’t get me wrong, I eat pizza whenever my boys want pizza for dinner, but I’m not really crazy about it. Not my favorite, but I like the cheese/peperoni pizza.

4.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?

My favorite flowers are Roses and Sunflowers.

5.) What Is Your Favorite Season?

Autumn/Fall Season! As much as I love spring time, but it’s not my favorite. It’s my severe allergy season. In spring time I’ll be sniffing and sneezing the whole time, no kidding! While summer time is beautiful sometimes it’s too hot outside for me. I blistered and I look like a boiled shrimp. Okay, don’t ask me how. FALL/Autumn is my favorite. I love the beautiful colors around. I love the cool breeze. And I love wearing booties! Hahaha. Winter is a no…no for me. I don’t like cold.

6.) Do You Like To Camp?

Oh yeah! Did a lot of camping during my highschool – college days. I love adventures, and camping is the best!

7.) Do You Untie Your Shoes When Taking Them Off?

Yes and no. I untie my shoes when I feel like doing it. Also, I don’t when I don’t think it’s necessary.

8.) Do You Like Rollercoasters?

I like watching rollercoasters but NOT riding on it. I hate to puke. Ewwwwww!!!

9.) What Is Your Favorite Ice Cream?

One and only Rocky Road!

10.) What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do?

I love taking pictures. It’s either landscape, nature, macro, or portrait photos. I love moving stuff around the house also until I’m satisfied with the arrangement.

11.) Shorts or Jeans

Sorry, I’m legging person year round. I do wear shorts and jeans but I am a super legging person.

12.) Country or Rock?

Country baby!

13.) What Is Your Favorite Color?

I love dark colors. I like bright colors but dark colors is just my fave.

14.) Do You Have Tattoos?

No! I like staring at other people’s tattoos, but I don’t want one on me.

15.) Do You Color Your Hair?

Yes! I do it every six months.

16.) What Colour Are Your Eyes?

Brown.

17.) What Is Your Favorite Thing To Eat?

A lot to mention. I love fruit salad, cake, muffins…ohhh gosh a lot more. I love adobo, humba, sisig and more….so much more.

18.) What Is Your Favorite Holiday?

Christmas of course!

19.) Beer or Wine?

Both, but only a little bit.

20.) Night Owl or Morning Person?

I’m a night owl person.

21.) What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?

Saturday.

22.) Do You Have A Nickname?

My family and friends call me “Ter”.

23.) Three People Who Will Do This?

Bryony Baker , Dawn Darnell and Karishma Dawood 

Now, it’s time for me to say goodnight and sweet dreams!

 

Love,

Ester