Being tired seems to be my new normal. I have been told that a person sleeps less as they grow older, and I am finding that to be true. Most nights I fall asleep within 30 minutes after going to bed, but I only sleep for about four hours. After that, on a good night I might be able to get back to sleep for an hour or two after tossing and turning for another 30 minutes. Most of the time, however, I just kind of doze off and on until time to get up for work.
I get up feeling worse than when I went to bed, and each day I slow down a little more. I feel as if I have weights on my arms and legs. It is an effort to smile and get through a day. I was told to get more exercise. It would actually help me sleep. With arthritis in most of my joints, my running or aerobics days are pretty much over. I have been told there are low impact aerobics where you don’t have to jump around like a monkey on acid. I am going to try to find a dvd or two and give it a shot. I am pretty active with chasing kids around houses and taking them to the park and such, but I might need more.
Today, my eyes are so heavy and they are red and burning. It will be tempting to turn on the television and let the kids have at it all day! I won’t though, because I would feel very guilty doing that. It sounds nice, though! Instead, we will gather fall leaves, color Halloween pictures and make Halloween place mats. Maybe that will perk me up!
I hope you all have a very pleasant Monday. If I don’t get fired for sleeping on the job, I will consider it a success for me!