SOL #27 2018

Do you ever feel like your eyes are so heavy you must close them?  My eyelids feel heavy and the entire area surrounding my eyes feel puffy and swollen.  It’s as if no amount of sleep-from 8 hours to 12 will have a positive impact on my worn-out eyes.

It all began 2 days ago.  I was heading to bed on Sunday night around 11 when I had to make that difficult decision-alarm set for 5 am or 6:00 am?  Some may wonder how just one hour can make any difference, but for other early risers out there you certainly know the difference!

As I stumbled upstairs in the dark, I made the final decision to give myself the gift of an extra hour.  It’s amazing how that simple hour feels like an eternity.  I just wish my eyes appreciated it as much as my mind.

Last night was a repeat of Sunday.  Sleep in or head to the gym?  Sleep-without hesitation was the final decision.  8 1/2 hours later, I awoke to my husband slipping out of bed to head for the shower.  Slowly, one foot in front of the other, I unplugged my phone from the jack, grabbed my water bottle and stepped downstairs.  As I walked past the large mirror in our dining room, I caught a glimpse of myself out of the corner of my eye.  “Yikes!” I shouted!  It looked like I had not one but two black eyes.  “Really?!”  My daughter came tearing around the corner, “What’s wrong, Mom?”  Before I could respond, she blurted out “Oh!  What happened to your eyes?”

Guess what I’ll be doing this evening?  You’ve got it!  Cucumbers, tea bags and cold compresses, here I come!

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