The Princess and the Pea

I tossed and turned all night. I had had a headache for three weeks but I could usually get to sleep with it. But this particular night,  I was pretty miserable.

I got up about five to go to the restroom, get something to drink, take some headache meds. When I came back to bed, I saw all my pills from the night before on the sheets. I’d flipped and flopped on them rather than take them!  Hmmmm. Maybe my princess self was bothered by sleeping on a few pills, as if they were a pea under layers and layers of mattresses.

When you are my age you have a pill regimen.  I take out my pill bag and throw 4 pills on the sheets every night before I go to bed. Then I get something to drink and take the pills before I crawl in. Well, apparently I crawled in without taking my meds. Don’t do that. You’ll have a miserable night’s rest, especially if any of your meds are for pain!!  😬😰  What they say about getting old is true. It’s not for the wimpy, or the absent minded!!

In the morning she was asked how she had slept.

“Oh, very badly!” said she. “I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It’s horrible!”

Hans Christian Anderson



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