Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A night without vodka.

Having gotten into the habit of having two 'screwdrivers' every night because they help me sleep better, I decided to forego them last night. I had eaten a very good dinner, and my stomach was full, and I simply was not looking forward to also having two tall glasses of alcohol. It seemed like it would just be an impossible task.
I decided to take my chances and aim for a good night's sleep without them, and much to my pleasure, I succeeded. The nicest thing was, that I woke up in a much better state of mind. I had not realized that the alcohol had affected the way my mind worked when I woke up, and it was not in a positive way. I think a drink now and then is alright, but I should not make a habit out of it.
I think for some reason that I haven't quite figured out yet, I sleep better in the guest room and Tyke does too. It may be the bed, which is very comfortable now that I have put a pad on the mattress. I am seriously thinking about staying in this room when my ex has gone back to the States. I will have to make it a bit cozier, but I can make improvements over time, there's no big rush to get it done.
I have to eat breakfast and get the apartment ready for the domestic help. I also have to wash the cover of my armchair because I spilled salsa dip on it last week.


Gail said...

Sometimes the direction we sleep also affects the quality of it.

Rob-bear said...

Good news, Irene. Doing without the alcohol will give you a better sleep. And bed direction is crucial. When I moved into the apartment, I had my bed east-west. I didn't sleep well. I turned it north-south (remembering an old psychology lesson), and have slept much better, since.

We've a bit of flooding here, but no buildings are involved, and the amount is really inconsequential. But it does serve as a reminder.

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