Thursday, September 03, 2009

In the merry morning...

It's raining very hard, so Jesker and I will not be able to go out for a while. He doesn't want to go out back either. Of course, I can't force him to go, so it's his choice. He dislikes getting wet very much. He is sound asleep in the hallway now, far away from his food bowl, because he didn't want to eat either. I miscalculated that.

I slept in my bed last night, but woke up with a huge pain in my arm and my hand and it took some time for it to go away. I was just slightly sleeping on my right side, but I guess that was enough to do it. Other than that it was comfortable in my own bed and warm with the duvet over me. The mattress is very good and I never wake up with a backache like I do on the sofa. Of course, it offers no support at all and it isn't meant to be slept on.

Yesterday, during our coffee break, we were discussing books and it seems that other people are also unable to read during the day anymore and only read at night before they go to bed. It's as if bed and books go together. When I was reading during the day a few days ago, it didn't seem right either and I haven't done it again since then, while some years ago, I used to read every spare moment of the day. Now I want to save my books for the evenings when I go to sleep, even though I means that it takes me longer to get through one.

I have an awful lot of books to read and I must make a plan to read more often than just before I go to sleep, because I'll never get through all of them. So, I have to find a middle of the road solution. I'm going to try and set aside some time in the afternoons to read and try not to fall asleep doing it, but I keep making this resolution and, so far, I haven't followed up on it consistently. I'll make sure I have one book for the living room and one book for the bedroom to keep things exciting.

At least I don't have any trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, not even if I have to get up in the middle of the night. I don't have that urge to stay up and turn on the computer with my very sleepy head. I do go straight back to bed and don't do any foolish things such as make a cup of coffee, because I've convinced myself that I'm awake and then wake up with the keyboard imprinted on my forehead.

I keep thinking about that creative art session I had yesterday and how much I enjoyed that and I am so tempted to join that class again, because there is so much to learn and do. The therapist there is very knowledgeable about the different techniques and I can pick up so many things. It makes my brain and hands itchy to try and do them all. I have to discuss this with my ergo therapist and see what she thinks about it. Hopefully the answer will be positive.

It has stopped raining and Jesker is awake. Doubtlessly he will want to go out in a minute. He has eaten his food after I offered him some by hand. He realized he did want it after all.

Off I go people, duty calls me. I must go now while it is dry and I still need to get dressed too.

Have a good day and think of me in the rain that I like so much.



jeannette stgermain said...

Reading and painting I do whenever I feel like it:) Whether it's morning, noon, or night!But 9 out of 10 times I'm disciplined enough to stop and do my "chores."

Anonymous said...

We have terrible rain here too! You enjoy it, Irene, I think we will see more of it!

I definitely agree that sleeping on the sofa is uncomfortable compared to a comfy bed with warm duvet!

CJ xx

Maggie May said...

Anything that makes you happy, Irene, I should do!
We have had a shower or two! Mostly dry.
Back at school today.
Enjoy the afternoon/Evening. X

Maureen said...

I just joined Shelfari... and already found a new book series I would like to get. But first, I'd better read the lineup of books I already own and haven't read yet :)

Gail said...

We need rain! It is drier now than it was during the entire month of August which is usually our bad dry month.