Spent the night tossing and turning. WHY can’t I get a good night’s sleep? Lots of reasons actually.
Dog sleeping next to me licking his … well, everything, these days…. Pick up dog and his little bed and close him in the laundry room where he also likes to sleep at night. Sweet dog. Nighty-night. Go back to bed.
Hot flashes. Just yuck. Throw off blanket.
Shoulder and neck pain. Get up. Get an ibuprofen. Back to bed.
Thirsty. Get a sip of water.
Thinking. Hmm…. do we really need to get all that roof-work done now? Try to shut off thoughts…
3:00 am…. Get up, bring pillow… and a blanket… and move to the couch….. Sleep till husband presses coffeemaker’s “on” button at 6:15 am…
6:30 am… Bring coffee to husband. Have our usual morning coffee in bed chatting about the day ahead… or chatting about anything and everything.
He: “You’re just so beautiful.”
He: “You are. Every time I look at you I get inspired.”
She: (slight burst of laughter since I thought he was kidding… but he wasn’t) “ That laugh didn’t mean I want you to stop saying things like that, it’s just that I don’t feel very inspirational this morning.”
He: “Well, it’s true. Isn’t it amazing that I am still smitten with you? After all these years… Still.”
All this occurred as Edd gave me a kiss goodbye on his way to work this morning.
I can think of worse ways to begin the day.