Day 178: I Needed a Restful Day Before Taking the Tent Down

That’s two nights in a row that my fitbit has shown 50 mins sleep early on in the night followed by 3 hours sleep around 6am. Not good! Me not being able to sleep is mainly to do with my stress headache, and I usually find that it’s easier to get up and get on with things rather than lie there feeling the ache in the back of my head. I tend not to take painkillers.

I’m not sure if I’m going a bit crazy, but I was sweeping the kitchen floor around 4am because when I came downstairs the lighting under the kitchen cabinets showed up the dirt on the dark floor. I have a thing about bits on the floor and I was trying to take my mind off my headache.

The sun was due to rise around 4.44am but when I looked out the sky looked orangy pink. I checked the weather app and it showed rain and lightening. I went outside in the back garden in my dressing gown and it was so silent with a definite feeling that rain was coming. I brought in my geraniums so that the storm wouldn’t knock the flowers off.

One of my geranium plants grown from seed

My head still hurt and I felt nauseous, so I laid on the sofa wearing a heated wrap around my neck. It was very calming watching the rain and lightening and listening to the thunder. I needed sleep, so I switched on a calming ‘drifting off to sleep’ track on the fitbit app before putting on my weighted eye mask. Next thing I knew it was 9.50am!

As I had another day off, it was lovely to be able to take it easy today. My youngest wanted some company whilst she was doing her homework so I said that she could use my desk whilst I rested in the conservatory. She needed testing on her Spanish so I learnt some new words and how the Spanish verb endings work!

Every time I went to do some jobs around the garden, my head hurt so I gave up in the end and laid in a shady spot on the sun lounger. It was so peaceful and I eventually fell asleep.

Time to have a snooze in the garden

Taking the tent down

A couple of weeks ago we all spent a couple of nights in a tent in the garden for my husband’s birthday and none of us have had the enthusiasm to take it down again. We also thought that we might spend another night in there but didn’t as the weather’s been on and off. It’s been annoying me that the tent is still up, so today when I started to feel better we took it down.

Taking the tent down

I was impressed that my husband managed to fit everything back in the bag that it came out of, and he wasn’t even the one who put it up. With the tent being up so long, it’s left the grass a bit yellow underneath, but a least we have the whole garden back again.

Looking forward to the weekend!

Until tomorrow…


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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1 Response to Day 178: I Needed a Restful Day Before Taking the Tent Down

  1. Very impressed with getting the tent back in the bag, I bet her can fold maps correctly too! Since you are not big on painkillers you can try ice packs on your head on maybe some lavender oil in a diffuser. I use that in my room when trying to sleep.

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