Thursday, 10 October 2013
Insomnia, health and gardening . . .
Just when I need to have a store of having slept well, my body has decided the opposite. Every other night this week I have been either unable to get to sleep, and just dozed fitfully on and off through the night, or like last night, fallen asleep promptly, but only for half an hour or so, and then been awake for the next 5 hours, and woken by the sound of tractors outside at 4.30 a.m. when they start to get the cows in for milking.
We are planning to do the Malvern Fleamarket on Sunday to make some more room in the Junk Room (which has to be cleared before we go on the market in the spring). It would have to be an outside stall though, and that means getting up at 2.30 or 3 a.m. in the morning, and then a 2 1//2 hour drive, and joining a long queue to get in. Hence trying to catch up on sleep. With my current pattern, Saturday night will be a non-sleeping night . . . All is dependent upon weather, and it shows rain for Malvern on Sunday now . . . In which case, we will take a different load of un-needed possessions and go to the Carmarthen Car Boot Sale, which has a better forecast and gives us a lie-in.
To make matters worse, the Doc thinks I am brewing another Chest Infection (the first of the season, deep joy), so I have had to go to the Hospital and give another sputum sample and have another Chest X-Ray. I had very tired legs walking round town the other day, so I guess that might be the infection getting a hold and robbing me of energy (just when I need it the most). I still haven't had the results of my 24hr EGC yet. I tell you, once you get to 60, the wheels fall off!
Anyway, as yesterday was a nice sunny (if chilly) Autumn day, I got out in the garden after lunch and started clearing the spent herbage from the main border. I want to get it weeded and planted up with lots of bulbs so there is a lovely display next spring, when hopefully, we will have viewers . . .
Meanwhile, there are still more apples to pick . . .