I was woken up this morning by D, at the early o’clock time of 10am. The normal morning grogginess was present. I felt a lot better after my first cigarette and a nice hot cup of tea. I was feeling fine until about 11am. A whole hour after getting out of bed, when suddenly I just needed to sleep. I felt like I could just shut my eyes, and that would be it for the rest of the day. What I think it is, is the new tablets I’m taking for my back problems. As well as the painkillers that I take 4 times a day, I now have to take amitriptyline at night. These are classed as an antidepressant, but I am taking them to help me sleep. The problem is, they are seeming to have a delayed effect. I’m sleeping, or not sleeping, normally, then they are kicking in about an hour after getting up, so I then feel like I need to crash on the spot, wherever I am.
Anyway, D has got it into her mind that she wants new wallpaper, and decided to just start ripping the old wallpaper off the walls.
She has done this to force herself to do the wallpapering instead of just leaving it for another day. Two of walls now just look like bare plaster. While D ( and later on G helped ) was doing that, I was getting stuck into a less strenuous ( on my back ) job, of sorting out a couple of years ( Yes, YEARS ) worth of letters. I spent a few hours sorting out the out of date stuff, and filing the up to date stuff, and bagging letters for shredding. By the end of this, I was well happy at how much I had sorted out. Its unreal as to how much you build up if not kept on top of. What we had been doing, is sticking stuff on chairs in the dining room. and pushing the chairs under the dining room table so that its all out of sight and out of mind. We really have to get out of this habit and keep up to date with everything. With all this paperwork under the dining room table now being sorted, This has freed the table to be used for the purpose it was meant for, and thats having meals at it. Tonight was the first time in a long, long time that we have had a meal at the table. It was lovely, sitting there chatting. Normally we would have our meals on trays in front of the t.v, and we don’t speak as we are all mesmerised with whatever programme is on the t.v at the time. The hypnotist, Paul McKenna, said in his ‘You want to be thin’ book, that when watching t.v while eating, you do not think about how much you are chewing your food. You basically become hypnotised by the t.v. Also this day and age, in my opinion, we are all losing contact with family members within the household because of things like eating in front of t.v, using iPads, and mobile phones and computers etc. We don’t talk as much as we used to. This is why I enjoyed having our meal at the table so much tonight.
Sometime over the next few days, there is still a load more paperwork to sort and shred, which is in a big bag in the bedroom. I’m not looking forward to doing that bag, but at the same time, I’m looking forward to completing it. Wish me luck.