Monday, May 12, 2008

Visions of Loveliness

M and I were getting ready for bed tonight and we went through our usual routines - mine is a bit more complicated than hers...I'm more of a "futzer" and M is more of a "do it...get it done and get it over with" kind of gal.

After all of the usual teeth brushing, face washing, mouth gargling and jammies assembled and put on; we went to settle down for the night.

I gave M a kiss goodnight and just took a quick glance around the bedroom:

"What a pair we are aren't we? Look at us! I have my CPAP machine and ear plugs, you have your night mask and headphones and there are enough prescription bottles around this room to open up our own pharmacy!"

It's a good thing we got each other because I can't imagine dating someone at this stage of my life and trying to explain all of this! "Excuse me...I had a great time...but I need to stick this hose on my head so I don't stop breathing and these plugs in my ears because I'm a light sleeper. Ooops...don't let me forget my meds! may not want to cuddle with me since I am prone to hot flashes and night sweats. It gets a bit sticky and I may have to get up in the middle of the night wring out my clothes and put on something dry again. I usually try to coordinate that with the 5 or 6 times I get up to go to the bathroom though, I'll try not to wake you. My legs tend to twitch a bit in the middle of the night and if I kick the heck out of you...I'm really sorry...RLS! Doc told me that this reoccurring yeast infection is nothing to really worry about and I've got a cream to care of it...should be cleared up in a week or two. Really...this was great...can we do this again sometime?"

We had a nice chuckle over that one...told each other "I love you" then drifted off into our restless, hot and sweaty middle aged sleep.


The Village Carpenter said...

Sounds like true love to me!

dive said...

It certainly does!
That's one extremely alluring description, Shazza. Hee hee.

Poetikat said...

Sounds like my bedroom - my husband should have a CPAP machine, what with all the snaps, pops and bubbling noises that come out of him (and that's just the sinus area!)
I have the earplugs, eyedrops, cream for my joints, cream for my hands, eyemask, lip balm, extra socks, extra warmer pjs for the Big Chill after the hot flashes, towel to dry off, extra t-shirt to replace the sopping wet one. He has Rescue Remedy and Aspirin. I have to hit the loo at least 3 times before bed and 1-3 in the middle of the night. He's almost as bad.
Don't even get into what happens after a curry. Let's just say, even the cats high-tail out of the b-room on those nights!

Many nights, one of us just bails and goes to the spare room...followed by at least 2 cats.


Shazza said...

LMAO! Kat! Ain't middle age fun?

Poetikat said...

If I'd known this was coming...I would have had kids just to postpone it. (wasn't in the cards though)