Why Can’t I Stay in Bed?

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Even on Fridays, when I have no where to go immediately or much to do other than write, I still can’t sleep in. Why is that? I have a lovely king-sized bed, the wind was loud and blowing through the oaks in the front yard this morning, but when I hear my husband leaving for work, my eyes pop open and then I have to read, check emails, practice my Spanish lessons or whatever. Yes, I may do this in bed for an hour or so, but what I really want to do is go back to sleep, especially on a morning like this, yet my mind won’t let me.

It starts to harrass me the minute my eyes open, “What do I have to do today?” “Do I have errands, or does Dad need anything?” “I should do this or do that.” I start planning my day in my head as soon as I wake instead of rolling over and sinking back down into peaceful slumber. Why? Is it stress? Do I have a guilty conscience? Am I too hard on myself? I mean, it’s not like I have a job to go to, outside the house that is. The only time I ever get to sleep in is when I’m either sick or hungover, thank God I’m neither today!

“I need some new makeup,” “Taking Dad to get a haircut today,” “I need to get Connie that wood,” “What was that writing project I was gonna tackle?” This is me in the mornings. “Do I want to start the day with ACV tea or coffee? I really need to start with ACV tea since I cheated last night,” on and on it goes. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions or am I right to just get up and get on with the day? Just curious, do you have such a hard time sleeping in?


Sometimes I wish I could just tell my mind to SHUT UP!! LOL



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Hey folks, I just have to share this little bit of info I stumbled across this morning on Facebook. Granted, the makers of this video were trying to get us to purchase their (free) supplement for the cost of shipping, of course, but I didn’t buy into all of that.

No, what stood out to me was the fact that as healthy as I am, I am plagued and have been for years by arthritis.

The video I’m about to share told me that in addition to things I did know, like sugar makes arthritis worse, I need to keep the inflammation in my body down, and eating healthy is best as opposed to eating junk. But what I didn’t know that was shared in the video was that even healthy foods and the way I’m cooking them could be to blame. What???

Watch the video and you will see what I discovered. Now I guess I will have to cut more out of my diet than I previously thought (how am I gonna live without my salsa?) and change the way I cook certain foods. That is, only if I don’t want to live with constant pain. How about you?

I don’t like taking pain pills, even OTC kinds. I try for the natural remedies like diet and supplements. I use essential oils and CBD, yet maybe not consistently enough. My recovery from knee surgery is going well, yet I still suffer with pain and swelling, I have got to get a handle on this…or pay the consequences. Do I want a glass of wine occasionally? A margarita (even a skinny one), well I better be resigned to the fact that I will hurt the next day. Is it worth it is what we have to ask ourselves.

Anyway, check out the video and tell me what YOU think. PS-not trying to get you to buy the supplement-I didn’t because I take enough stuff already. I use turmeric, Boswellia, and some of the other active ingredients, albeit, not everything they put together. I may reconsider later, but I’m going to try hard to do better on my own.

Here is the link to the video.