Sleep or lack of it
I'm currently craving sleep. This isn't really anything to do with Ash but since he woke me at 4.20 am on Thursday I haven't managed to sleep past that time on any subsequent day and right now I'm not functioning well. I'm lucky because I don't have to get up to go to work and can nap during the day but lack of sleep has a tendency to prevent me from thinking straight and I'm easily irritated when tired neither of which is conducive to creating the calm atmosphere Ash needs to be at his best.
The lack of sleep has also thrown my routine and this morning in particular I struggled to get out of bed. I've already said that I don't work so you'd think this wouldn't be a problem but I find that if I get up early I'm properly awake and prepared for whatever mood Ash brings downstairs with him. Just because I was late up this morning I wasn't ready for him and, when he did appear, I made some stupid comment which threw him into confusion and meant we started our day badly. It's taken me all day to start to feel normal because my head has seemed as though it's been in a fog and he knew I wasn't behaving normally but had no idea why.
So that was the bulk of the day but on the plus side I had my first tanning session of the year. In fact it was my first tanning session in over thirty years and I have to say the whole thing has come on a bit. If you remember, I decided I was going to come out of this lockdown feeling good about myself and the tanning session certainly helped but so too has the knowledge that yet to come is a much needed haircut, an eyebrow wax, an eyelash curl and some new summer clothes two sizes smaller than those I was wearing this time last year. Now all I need is sunshine and I'll be all set.