Okay, here's the part where I complain a little. I know . . . I don't do it a lot, but really, I need to get this off my mind. So if you are looking for sunshine, rainbows and butterflies, you may want to scroll right on by.
So here it is . . . . getting old sucks! I know . . . shocking, right? But I am only 43 years old and every morning when I get up, I feel really, really old.
My nighttime routine consists of the following:
1. I tuck into bed and either read a book or watch a little bit of netflix, for about 15 minutes, just long enough to feel sleepy.
2. I turn on my side and fall asleep for a hour.
3. After an hour, either my neck, back, shoulder, knees or a combination thereof hurts so bad that I have to turn over.
4. Repeat this for about 4 or 5 hours, then find out both sides hurt and lay on my back for an hour to sleep.
5. After another hour (for a total of 5 or 6 hours), everything hurts but especially my neck. So now I have to get up, because I have learned that if I stay in bed past this point I get a HORRIBLE headache (no matter how much I really really want more sleep!)
I get up in the morning an stumble downstairs blearily to the coffee pot and wait for the caffeine to do it's job and wake me up enough to mommy for the day. I tell Prince Charming I get up in the morning because my bed is trying to kill me. But I mean really, who gets up because it hurts to much to LAY DOWN!!! Isn't laying down the thing you do when you hurt?? How am I so old and broken that laying down is to strenuous for me?????
I tell you . . . this getting old things SUCKS!!!