I woke up at 4 am this morning ... it was cold in our room and I wrestled the duvet from Fritz who takes up more than his share of the bed considering he is so little. I swear if it had been light enough I would have seen my breath. It was my first day back to work after being off for almost 2 weeks.
My mind started the wind up - a carousel of randam words, concerns and reminders swirling relentlessly ... remember - lunch in the fridge; card for the cell phone "hands free" on the hall table; send deposit for Africa trip; is that a snowplough rumbling by?; I never did find my snow brush; too cold for a skirt?
My duel with time lasted until I threw in the towel just after 5:30 and bolted to the shower. No time for lingering until the bathroom is transformed into a steam bath. It's so darn hard to get motivated to get naked on these dark, cold mornings.
When I have been away from work for any length of time I get a surge of nervous energy the night before. But I just hate waking up at 4 am ... too early to get up and often too late to fall back asleep. So that was me today ... sleepy by late afternon, and even sleepier now sitting my the fire. But the good news is that I started taking mega vitamins (from a very large bottle marked with a best before date that has just recently expired), I went to the gym and I ate loads of veggies today.
I see a good night's sleep in my future. Life is good.