I look for every chance to find humor in life; even at my own expense. This will be short, but hopefully entertaining. For the past few weeks, I have been working out at the gym since I graduated physical therapy. I have a trainer one day and the other days I do the work on my own. These are the nights I sleep really well. Yesterday I worked myself a little harder as I like to test myself, made it to 11pm and went to bed. I have a Craftmatic bed which is fabulous for me so I can be comfortable and get help if I need it getting out of bed.
I put my Bob Seger CD on and my fan (always need air) and climbed under the blankets lying on my stomach and passed out. I woke up a few hours later and realized my back was sore so, with the agility of a water buffalo, I found the remote and adjusted the bed so my head was raised as were my legs – making me a comfortable “V”. Beautiful; back to sleep in no time. Somehow, at some point, I managed to turn over onto my stomach. At first I was just stuck and thought I must be dreaming. Then I started wriggling and ended up on my side like a “U” and thought, “What the heck is going on?” I moved some more and ended up inverted – now I was awake and aware of what I had done and that I really needed to go to the bathroom. Oh – do you think I could reach the remote now????? I used all my Jedi tricks to no avail, thought about calling out to Dave – but I hate to bug him, so I somehow snaked my way over to the remote and ta-da freedom was in reach! Only, I had it upside down and the first button I pressed was a preset for another position – there really should be a camera on me at all times!
Well, as I am writing this, you know that I finally got out of the contraption, into my slippers and shuffled to the bathroom as quick as I could. I went back to bed and had a little talk with it about understanding my issues and though it may think it’s funny, I have enough trouble with everyday life and it better not let that happen again. Needless to say, I left the bed flat and tried to get back to sleep listening to Natalie Merchant’s Tigerlily. Now to decide if I should consider this episode the end of yesterday or worry that it’s the beginning of today!
Thanks for reading and do not operate machinery unless fully awake! Happy Weekend! Kathi