MORNINGS

I’m not a morning person. Some days I wake at 7 am and get up at 9:30+am. My husband is the early bird. He is up by 6:30, dressed and eating cheerios by 6:45. If I happen to get up then for a quick toilet trip, I need to leave a note on the bed, ‘Don’t Make the Bed yet’,so I can return. Once he asked me what I was doing when he knew I was awake but just lounging there. I told him I was just Thinking. I do my best Thinking when I’m horizontal. I feel like I paid the price for bed lounging privileges by all the years I had to get up at 5:30 am to go to work. I remember how I would dream about the retirement days to come and be able to sleep in. Mornings are different now for me. I need at least an hour in the bathroom to wrestle with nighties off and day clothes on. Simple things like that take much longer with MS. Then there’s hair and a bit of makeup so I don’t scare my hubby or myself. Mostly I need mental adjustment time to get my MS brain ready for the challenges of the day. What a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to laugh and to love and to get up when you’re good and ready. Now it’s really time to get up and have lunch and maybe a nap. ❤️ Ro

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