You know perhaps how it can be. You climb into bed, get settled with a pet on your chest, *gasp for air* and eventually you are released from petting duty and turn out the light. *Cue slumber thoughts* and you start to drift off after announcements by said pet who hopped down and set about bringing in three or four of her most favorite toys. Each one brought to the room is hailed ceremoniously with clear toned announcements as they are laid on the carpet by the bed or in the bed.
One is vaguely asleep when the toys are heralded. Ones eyes open however, and one wonders why every joint in the body is sending out semaphore signals just about, proclaiming PAIN! My knees, hips, lower back, ankles, elbows were reminding me of those old TV commercials where they show pulsating red circles radiating out from the joints and then, they proclaim their remedy to swallow or rub on. My joints were killing me. That doesn't happen to me. But it is now! All new.
I have no idea what happened to bring it on as nothing new took place at all during the day. I laid there in the beddy, all covered up to my chinny chin chin, and a pool of black and white satin was in a soft circle, purring very loudly at the side of my head. I misliked the idea of moving as it would disturb her.
There was no help for it however, I found on reflection as I was in so much pain I could never have gone back to sleep. I did not want to disturb the sleeping soft guardian at my head but... one must do what one must.
I slowly moved the covers back from me and swung my hurting legs out and down to the floor. Those legs along with my hurting hips and ankles and knees carried me to the kitchen where I took two acetaminophen. I could feel the lessening of pain as I settled back into bed--- it was that quick.
I was amazed that my little kitty girl was still there where I left her as she usually leaves when disturbed. She sank back into my neck and by my face with renewed loud purring and we both went straight back to sleep.
It was a good night, but fraught with work dreams. Those can be frustrating as things aren't the same in dreams...you KNOW they aren't, but you have to "make do". I had many fragmented work type dreams. I am one of those who love(d) the profession and found it fulfilling on many levels.
Got to work out though this morning...out into the 3rd week of unceasing fog, rain, overcast. The mist stopped later so I got a good walkie in afterward.
Chow..or ciao... or something.....