Morning…I’m sounding like a stuck record these days..I didn’t sleep well, but can’t blame a snoring husband this time as he is away! Maybe it’s a a sign of old age, but worried that my facial wrinkles, which are already etching themselves into my whole body at top speed, will appear even faster thanks to fatigue and sleep deprivation. Oh what to do..how does one force body to sleep and stay asleep?
I was very grateful that my son last night cooked me frozen fish and chips, but not so grateful this morning to find that he left the unused pieces of frozen fish in the box on the side…defrosted and now in the bin.
This morning instead of a class of children I have an Early Years course to attend at The Holiday Inn in Farnborough.
I didn’t think it would take me so long to get such a short distance, so when I arrived I was in desperate need of a cup of tea. The hotel thankfully put on a selection of pastries, fruit, biscuits and even some jars with nuts and dried fruit to spoon into a cup. I found a breakfast teabag and poured hot water on it only to find the hot water was in fact hot coffee, a drink I don’t even like! I then caused mayhem as I tried to rid myself of the mug of cofftea and find the right machine to make myself a proper cup of tea with boiling water..my brain was fuddled and not even 9.o’clock!
Another sign of old age is the fact I need glasses..two pairs for different things. One prescription pair for night time driving, watching TV or screen work at a distance and the other, over the counter glasses for reading in dim light. The course meant that in fact both of my glasses were required because one minute I was looking a a screen at a distance, the next I was looking at small text at the table. The course finished and we had to leave quickly, as we were late and needing to get back to work. Not being sure how to get back thanks to a one way system, I had to follow my colleague. I got in my car and as she drove off I pulled my glasses down from the top of my head to find I couldn’t see where I was going…wrong glasses! Trying to then not lose my colleague who I was following and check I had my prescription glasses in my handbag was a nightmare. I have two different textured glasses cases so they are easy to find and feel in my bag, a necessity for women of a certain age but even that didn’t help as I’d put one glass case in a different bag!
Fiddler rehearsal later and I was describing the fact in the car that I’m at that age when I need two pairs of glasses..unfortunately I paused after I had said ‘ I’m that age when I need two pairs of…’ the person I was talking to thought I was referring to an incontinence issue and I was about to announce I needed extra knickers! Old age is getting to me…