Question. What is your favorite thing? Wait, don’t answer yet…take a minute to ponder this deep life query. Now, challenge yourself to go without that favorite thing for 3 days. Then try to go without sleep for 3 days…you will quickly realize that sleep is probably your favorite thing. Sleep is fickle. Once lost, it is gone. You can’t actually catch up on sleep. You can only assuage your tired disposition by sleeping more, thereby feeling rested. There is the rub. For me this isn’t just sleepless nights but also sleepless days. The multiple sensations on my face preclude any real sleep at any hour. What I wouldn’t give for a nap. It’s a funny word; nap. I looked it up on the interweb googles. It comes from Middle English nappen, from Old English hnappian; akin to Old High German hnaffezen to doze. Not that any of that matters…I just wish I could have one.
I want to say this again and will probably mention it in almost every post; there are so many people going through so many worse things than I am right now. But this is my journey. From 1980s sun worshipping idiot to a 51 year old-one third less bottom lip, squamous cell skin cancer, blogging, TV weather dude. My face is still burnt, like a “out on the ocean for 3 days no sunblock or hat” kinda burnt. The throbbing pain comes and goes and seems to make my skin feel like it is crawling. I just told my wife that it almost “hops” around my face, a bizarre sensation to say the least. It is that sensation that makes sleep almost improbable. It is all good, as Opie said on SOA…I got this 🙂
It is the end of day 8. Time for my daughter to get home from swim team. I will take my leave from you all, until tomorrow.
Thank you for stopping in, God Bless