I prepared Julia’s day this morning and laid it all out within arm’s length of her chair.

Remote control, Kindle, newspaper, flask of green tea, cereal, milk, sandwiches for lunch…

Then I slipped out to work and left her sleeping. Sleep is a greatly underrated as a curative measure and she generally resists it as she thinks it’s being lazy. She also believes that the best way to deal with a bad back is to work it off, and we all know how that worked out.

I think it comes from being a mother. Mothers, like ideas and the Pinkerton Detective Agency, never sleep.

Me, I have no problem with sleeping, and often take a preventive nap in front of the TV. Sometimes I take several, because you can’t be too careful with your health.

In fact I’m going to go to sleep now.

Henry Ford said: “I never stand if I can sit and I never sit if I can lie down.”

I tend to agree with this as a philosophy, though I’m not going to adopt all his ideas.

22 thoughts on “Saturday

  1. Clare Pooley

    I can’t stay asleep – I keep waking up too soon and before I realise what I am doing I am out of bed and doing things! I stay up much too late in the hope of staying later in bed in the morning! I hope Julia continues to improve.

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      1. Laurie Graves

        Some people are constitutionally unable to rest. My mother was like, and I have a couple of friends who are that way, too. As for me, I need a certain amount of couch time every day if I’m going to be at all productive.

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      2. Laurie Graves

        That’s what I tell myself. I need that downtime. Still, I must admit to being envious when I see how much my more energetic friends achieve. But being busy every second of the day just isn’t me.

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