What time do you go to bed at night? Do you get enough sleep or would you prefer to get a few more zzzzzs? How often do you dream?
I never get enough sleep because I lie in bed most of the night thinking about ridiculous things and making plans for any upcoming emergencies.
When my kids were small I used to make escape and survival plans in case a mad gunman ever happened to come into Woolworths when we were doing the grocery shopping. Or I'd think about how I'd get them out of the house in the middle of the night if an intruder armed with a knife happened to turn up.
Or I make up conversations and have them with characters from books I've read.
Last week I couldn't get to sleep because I was thinking about what would happen if I caught some awful disease and my survival meant having to have limbs amputated.
So I was thinking that I could live without my legs ok. And I could live without an arm. So I'd be happy with one arm. Happy may not be the right word. But I could live with it.
So I thought I'd better wake up Daz and tell him this just in case this disease struck through the night before I had a chance to tell him the plan. So I told him the plan. No legs, one arm. otherwise don't save me.
And he said – What about if you have one arm, a hand, but no fingers?
And I said – No Daz, because that wouldn't be an arm. That would be a paddle.
And he said – what about your thumb.
And I said (cranky by now) – yes I want the thumb as well. No legs, one arm, four fingers and a thumb.
And he said – what if I let them cut it off as a joke.
And I said – Well that'd be REALLY funny wouldn't it. When you were sleeping one night I'd throw my trunk over your face and suffocate you. And I'd get one of the kids to put their foot on my back so you couldn't struggle.
So, no I don't get enough sleep because my brain is always in overdrive.
And don't even get me started on my dreams.