I sometimes wonder if others think about things as I do... and/or how others handle the same situations...
Ok, I'm going to write about something that goes on with me every night... and I believe it's an 'age' thing. Most of you who have reached the ripe old age of 75 (maybe some younger, some older) know what I'm talking about. It's that middle of the night dilemma when you know you should get up and visit the facilities, but you don't want to... you're warm and cozy and have that foggy sleepy feeling which you know could go away as soon as your feet hit the cold floor.
I tend to have conversations with myself a lot... especially during the night. They usually go something like this:
"No, I don't want to."
"You have to. Now Get Up!"
And of course you know that you have to... and do. But I follow certain procedures to avoid waking up totally.
Best to have slippers or socks close by to avoid cold floors.
Best to not open your eyes too much (only enough to see where you're going).
I tend to 'wobble' during the night (you know from side to side). I tell myself I've become a Weeble (remember that old ditty - Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down)
Best to get in and out quickly and not 'think' about anything as this will get your brain to start thinking about things that worry you... and you'll never get back to sleep.
And by all means 'avoid looking in the mirror' as seeing what you look like in the middle of the night half asleep and with bed hair might just give you a heart attack.
Most of the time this works. Sometimes not so much.
And then I go through a similar ritual in the morning... talking to myself:
"Oh God, it's morning..."
"Time to get up!"
"Don't want to..."
"But you must. Besides, you know you feel better once you're up and about."
"This is true..." and usually gets me going.
On rare occasions, I have said:
"Oh my God... "
And DH has responded with "What's wrong?"
Now I'm very lucky in that I'm not one who experiences chronic pain as I know some do. But it's rare to wake up at 75 and not have something hurting (with me it's usually my back or my head). These aches and pains do go away as the day progresses...
Anyway, I just wonder if others go through this too. Do you talk to yourself like this?
Well, that's it for today. Sharing a personal idiosyncrasy. If it's TMI, then please ignore.
(Leaving you with a picture of some home-made nutty granola I made this weekend)