Last night was one of those long nights when I just couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned and turned and tossed. I must have got up a dozen times to get a drink or go to the bathroom.
For once it wasn’t Charlie waking me up. He slept peacefully while I lay there in bed waiting for the long night to finally end.
Doesn’t it seem like the hours pass more slowly when you can’t sleep?
There was no reason for my lack of sleep. I wasn’t worried about anything. But the arthritis in my hands were so painful I think that was part of it.
Arthritis Makes Sleep Difficult:
I got up and took Tylenol Arthritis (I can’t take aspirin type products) but it didn’t seem to help.
Yesterday I cleaned my apartment, which usually means enough exercise to tire me out. But cleaning the whole apartment usually only takes about an hour
I will say one wonderful thing about living in a small space. It’s very quick to clean it. I can dust, clean surfaces and the bathroom, and mop in about an hour.
Finally I got up around six and got on my yoga mat on the floor to do my morning stretches. That always helps my body feel a bit better.
I usually do the same body stretching routine at night, but I got busy and didn’t get them done yesterday evening. And I paid for it with aches and pains all night.
So I got up and fed the pet babies and made oatmeal and a cup of coffee and turned the Christmas tree lights on. Then I settled in my chair with Charlie and turned on the fireplace.
I get such joy from this fireplace.
I seem to be a tetchy old coot this morning. That’s what lack of sleep does to me.
Taking Charlie To Acupuncture:
I will be taking Charlie to his acupuncture appointment around 9 a.m.
Ivy kept trying to run off with his second pair of socks yesterday. No matter where I put them she was trying to get to them.
I finally had to sit on them because she just wouldn’t give up. I think he may need a size bigger because these keep slipping off. I’m going to talk to the vet about it.