Spring has sprung here, and it has put me in a little bit of a mood because spring is the harbinger of summer, and I don't like summer. I like summer vacation, and the beach and stuff, but I don't like summer weather. Too hot for me. But even though I've been scowling at the blue sky and telling the new blossoms to suck it, its hard not to like spring a little bit. I have started thinking of all the things I want to plant, and how I'm going to have an herb garden again this year, and how I have to figure out a way to get rid of moles, and how I feel like taking the dog on a long walk, all these outsidey things. I probably wont actually do any of these things, but they're nice to think about.
How about a Friday Five?
The subject for today is Sleep:
1) How many hours’ sleep do you need in order to be at your best, and what’s the minimum you can get on a regular basis and still be functional? I like a good 8 hours, but I can live on 6 hours. I also enjoy napping, but I consider that entertainment and not sleeping.
2) What’s your favorite sleeping position? On my left side, facing out, with my right leg bent up near my chest and the other leg straight. I have always loved this position, but when I was a kid I thought it was kind of embarrassing because my lady bits felt exposed, even though I was under the covers and probably wearing underpants. While I was pregnant, I would often wake up flat on my back with my elbows out and my hands on my head. You're not supposed to sleep on your back when you're pregnant, but I would wake up this way all the time.
3) What was the cause of your most recent difficulty sleeping? The dryness in the mountains and Rob's cold. And that was with ambien. I rarely have trouble sleeping. I'm really, really good at it.
4) When you can’t seem to drift off to sleep right away, what are some things you do to bring about sleep? I think about what I will do to my house when I win the lottery, and what organizations I will give money to, and what I will buy my parents, and where I will take my girlfriends on vacation. That usually does it. I will also repeat to myself in my head that I don't have to sleep, I just have to rest, and that works pretty well, too.
5) When did you last doze off at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate place? You know, this question could be the start of a great story from someone, but not for me. I don't generally fall asleep in places or at times that I shouldn't. I'm strictly a bed and sofa sleeper, and sometimes the car, but not when I'm driving.
Have a good weekend!