I've caught the cold that's going around; stuffy head, watery eyes, unbelievable congestion, sore throat, cough, relentless sneezing. I look like I'm coming off a three day drunk without having had any fun. One side effect has been insomnia during which I tend to ruminate waaaayyy too much on my situation and my life.
The other night, I turned on the light at 2AM to deal with my sleeplessness. I looked around the room, focusing on the night stand. It had a small bottle of sleeping pills, generic loose pills of acetaminophen, a bottle of Benefiber, my bifocals. The sleeping pills are for emergency, I rarely take them but they're there if I need them. Acetaminophen is for arthritis at night (supposedly less sleep invasive than Ibuprofen which I take during the day). Benefiber...I have diverticulosis. Bifocals? I can't see. Add to that the eye drops I now take because my vision is smudgy and my eyes need special cleaning (per opthamologist), the magnifying mirrors I use to put on make up and the exfoliant scrubs I use on my face (hoping to wipe it new I guess).
WTF??? I realized if I were, say, a prospective buyer of this home and I saw all this "stuff" in the Master BR, I'd think something along the lines of, "old fuckers living here".