Saturday night I went to bed sometime between 10:00 and 11:00, anticipating getting up early on Sunday morning so we could attend church.
But, inexplicitly, instead of falling into a peaceful sleep, I found to my surprise that sleep did not come. And as I saw the hours slowing ticking away on my bedside clock, I realized instead of becoming sleepy I was becoming more energized as each hour passed. Finally, with a sigh I got up and went to the kitchen. I felt the need for water, my throat was parched. After 2 full glasses of water I feel somewhat mollified but now I experienced a new problem. While straightening up the kitchen, organizing, cleaning as I went along, I saw my bottle of Vitamin C. Doctors are always telling me, take more Vit. C -- you can never get too much. So I popped one into my mouth. It took only a matter of minutes before I could feel it's effects in my stomach. Acidic!
Not the effect I had expected. First of all, when you pop one of your pills into your mouth, and swallow it down like a good girl, you do not expect any noticeable effect at all; it is something your body is busy taking care of, and nothing needs to be done by you, yourself, to hinder or help it, the body handles it well.
After cleaning my kitchen and dining room, including scrubbing the floor, my reaction to the Vit. C had not changed. I thought if I laid down, maybe got a couple hours of sleep, I would wake up refreshed and the upset tummy would be gone! But again, sleep was elusive, and although I was laying quietly and restfully, it could not replace the benefits of SLEEP!
Once again I got up, dressed for a walk (including my new Activity Tracker) and out the door I went, my good buddy and support walker (Amber) by my side.
Surprisingly enough, my energy level seemed endless and we put in around 5000 steps on this one walk alone. Tracker said 43 minutes!! Sleep or not, my day was off to a good start. And now it was time to get ready for church.
When we returned from church I tried once again to get some sleep. Yah! This time I drifted right off, but kept waking up with all these busy thoughts running through my mind. Busy minds are hard to turn off I discovered -- as mine was jumping from one topic to another; decorating, gardening, painting, food, exercise -- it was unsettling and not at all restful. But all things eventually come to an end, and this episode was no exception. It was creeping toward evening when I climbed out of bed and walked to the kitchen. Well rested and happy! My exercise was behind me, I was no longer in need of sleep -- oh, and my house was cleaner than before!
A strange -- but pr0ductive -- day! And it is Day 4 of my streaks!!