Saturday, February 20, 2010

. . . . . . . .Rest and Reminders

Many of you know that I am plagued by periods of restlesness when my body will not allow me to go to sleep. I have been doing much better lately and I am on some medications that have made a huge difference in my ability to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night. However, I can't nap. Ever. No matter how tired I am. Ugh. (The one excpetion being in the hospital and when I was first released and taking a cabinet full of medications. Anyone can sleep with those!)

This morning my little Daven woke up way too early (especially for a Saturday!). So, this afternoon I am feeling totally exhausted. I attempted to get some sleep, but as usual, sleep evaded me. I have found that if I can rest, even if I don't sleep, that the rest helps me. Partially for this purpose, I am saving up money for a massage chair that will just lull me into a peaceful relaxing state. In the meantime, I borrowed a massage pad from a neighbor and used it today to try and nap. The massage part was helpful, even though sleep never came. Sleep and rest are so important to recovery! I still can't quite get enough sleep, no matter how much I get!

Last night Tolan and I were working on a home project (one of my many) and we started getting frustrated with each other when things weren't going quite right. After sleeping on it and contemplating about it today, we decided to have someone else to the project. So, we are going to hire it out. This is hard for me. I am a real Do-It-Yourself person. I like the challenge, the rewards and the cost savings of DIY projects. But, as I was reminded last night, nothing is worth having contention in the family. And these projects can often cause contention.

So, my good reminder for today is that RELATIONSHIPS, NOT THINGS, should be my number one priority. My project is far less important than having peace and love with my hubby. Lesson learned. Again. :)


Pam said...

Jodi, it is hard to read how it is for you to get deep and long sleep. My heart goes out to you.

Deb said...

I had to learn that lesson too. I saw a clip on the mormon channel with Pres. Monson called "What Matters Most". I loved a quote he had at the end. He said, "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved". I had to write that one down and put it by my computer to remind me not to get too uptight about things that aren't really that important.
Hope you have a restful fun day! I'm curious how the bedroom redo is going. You'll have to fill me in. I'm thinking of painting ours and it's looking like a big pain so I think I might put it off a little longer. Let me know if you need help and I'd be happy to come up sometime.