I have an embarrassing confession. Might as well make it here and see how many are actually listening.
I awoke at around 3 am. I was uncomfortable, The fact that I was pinned down, (a dog and a cat on one side, another larger cat holding down the covers on the other side,) only contributed to my need for relief. Turning over pretty much requires a shift of the universe; everyone then has to get up, stretch, turn in circles to remove any imaginary snakes and settle back in with huge “Harumph!” But there was a niggling sore on my right hip.
I wriggled and found comfort on my back. An hour later, I rolled onto my right hip again, adjusting the pillow that blocks the beam from the nightlight in the bathroom. (Why have a nightlight if it bothers you?? I ask myself nightly…)
When the first thin light of day snuck around the curtains, I again felt a sharp pain. Throwing back the covers and stretching toward the edge of the bed, I noticed a distinct, sharp indentation in my skin. It was sore, but a little itchy. I considered that the mattress pad was thinning and perhaps the buttons on the 10-year old mattress were beginning to be troublesome. Then I spotted the lone Cheerio. Eating Chex Mix in bed has caught up with me…