For the past several nights I've been awakened between 4 and 5:00.
If I ignore whatever woke me up- bladder, hips, hunger... and turn over and go back to sleep, I'm alright.
If, however, like this morning, I get up and go to the bathroom or even if I just think about getting up for too long, I'm doomed.
I'm doomed to a completely shortened sleep.
I'm doomed to be guaranteed to not fall back into a blissful haven of unconsciousness.
Doomed to spend the rest of the sleeping hours with my brain as active as a brain on 5 hours of sleep can be.
And the worst of it, as I lay ruminating on it all this morning before I gave in and started up the computer to send some emails and see if the Swiss Daughter was online to chat, is that- to add insult to injury, not only is my body doing these strange "wake- up- in- the- middle- of- the- night- like- an- old- person" things...
I'm spending far too much time talking about it.
LIKE AN OLD PERSON!!!
If this is 43, I shudder to think what's coming next!