Saturday, February 12, 2011

In the long run...

I slept a record time of ten hours last night. I did get up twice to go to the toilet, but both times I went back to sleep immediately. I'm mighty proud of myself because I did it without the aid of the Valerian tablets. I decided not to take those anymore because I thought they were making me feel grumpy during the day. I was grumpy for as many days as I took them and the link seemed obvious. 

Actually, yesterday I thought I was starting to feel depressed and I sure as heck didn't want that. I could only assume that it was because of the Valerian tablets because that was the one major change there had been in my life. I felt quite bad and was worried about myself, but realized what the cause might be and decided to not to start to despair. I just had to be patient for a while and get a good night's sleep. I feel ever so much better this morning and that's something to be thankful for.

Now I'm sitting here with my second cup of coffee on a gray Saturday morning, but I don't mind one bit. It may rain later on, but that's okay. As long as my mood is good it doesn't matter. I'm happy about the fact that it is Saturday and a day to do nothing much important on. Of course, I will walk the dog and do some chores, but I will do them in my own leisurely way. There's no pressure to get anything done at a certain time, except that Tyke does know how to tell time and knows when I need to take him for a walk. He's a smart dog. 

I have a vague idea of what the day is going to look like. I'm going to change the bed for one thing and do a load of laundry. As always, I have to clean up the kitchen and also put the clean laundry away. I'm going to try and sit down in my armchair and read my book, but I'll probably daydream instead. I should probably call it meditating and contemplating my navel. I'll also watch the latest developments in Egypt on television.

First I'll go and walk Tyke. He's had his breakfast and is more than ready to go. 

I hope you'll all have a great day.



Gail said...

Have an enjoyable day.

Twain12 said...

might go and buy some new fish today :)....maybe the Valerian reacted to your other meds, i never had adverse effects, but i don't take them often either

Bev said...

Glad that you managed to get to sleep with the aid of tablets.

Scamp knows how to tell the time as well! I think it has something to do with watching the things you do before you are ready to take them for a walk which he picks up on. He knows words too like 'shop' as when we go to the shop round the corner we always take him so if anyone says 'Let's go to the shop' he gets really excited!

Bev said...

I mean 'without the aid of tablets'!

Nora said...

Bev, dogs are smart critters as Scamp is too. Tyke knows what I mean when I say, "wait just a minute." He knows we'll go for a walk shortly. He confuses other words, ball and bone and shoe. He thinks they're all the same thing.


Wisewebwoman said...

Oh I have taught Ansa so many words and she follows all the different ones.
Gee that Valerian pulled a dirty trick on you.
Great that you're off the sleeping pills and really sleeping now.