There is lot to be said about spending 1/3 of our life away almost comatose. It’s such a simple word, SLEEP. And my personal opinion, most of us don’t get enough of it. I mean, there’s nothing like fresh sheets on a good bed, the HUM of an air conditioner or fan maybe both just in case you have little barking dogs and the nice neighbors have bigger barking dogs and don’t forget your favorite pillow.
Big Beds & Little Beds
When you were a child, you just don’t think about it, or at least I didn’t, it was a place where I slept and put all my stuffed animals. You grow up, and you go to college, you are so broke, and tired of studying that you still don’t think about it .Or just moving out on your own at the age of 19 you would be grateful if you didn’t sleep on the floor on a mattress. When I got married, it was the 80’s so my husband talked me into getting a big groovy water bed, and I didn’t much care for it. But when my first baby arrived, it was so wonderful of a time, I didnt care about the water bed.And then I got the most expensive baby bed with matching everything. We had a baby shower, had to put all the new baby stuff in a Hope Chest. Then I had the second child, and he was so pretty, but I didn’t get him a new baby bed, I wonder why... I found a good used one at a yard sale. By the third, I found a youth bed, put him in it, so I can put the smaller baby in the baby bed. WHEW!
But I was so sleep deprived, when I DID go to bed, I feel into it like a big red oak, with tangled hair and I wouldn’t doubt have a half a cherrio stuck to my face, hoping to goodness I didn’t hear the pitter-patter of little feet down the hall. And that water bed, well I remember telling my husband (at the time) "Hey Big Dano....could you stop the waves, they are making me dizzy." I wasnt a very good Sea Woman. I eventually I talked him into throwing a mattress on top of the BOAT..uh, I mean bed.
Day Dreams Then we hit the working years as all the children have grown up. Life is supposed to get easier but looks like it's getting harder, with longer hours,and we all know Medicare is not going to do the trick either, in other words, we just thought we were tired. After sometimes a 12 hr shift on my feet, it's a wonder I can push the buttons on the microwave. Yep, Now I Know What Tired is Like.
I used to day dream of buying clothes,jewelry,and hope to even drive a cool red mustang stopped at a red light,pulled up by a big dude in the big truck and REV up my engine. And the big dude in it stickin' his head out and saying out the window,"Hey Little lady, ya want to race?" But now, I catch myself having fantasies of the 2 greatest couple on earth, Poster and Pedic. And been thinking of visiting their cousins Memory Foam and Number Bed. ( A girl can have fun, can't she?)