Anyway, I managed to get a lot done in my 1.5 hours alone time.....went in the bank to sort out a problem, the health shop, Boots, 3 charity shops and finally the library. My usual routine in the library involves me moving swiftly around the crime and cookery book sections, grabbing a few books and having a very brief skim through the plot description or chapters list, then rushing out of the door carrying 7 or 8 books. This is because husband is usually waiting outside in the car on a yellow line, and I can almost hear him saying "come on, hurry up!". Out of those 7 or 8 books, I usually end up reading only 3 or 4, it turns out the others aren't my sort of thing at all, which I would have realised had I had more time to peruse them properly. This time I only got 3 crime novels, but having had a good glance through them, I know I'll enjoy them. Plus 2 of them are new books by favourite authors anyway. I didn't buy anything, other than some necessary toiletries in Boots, but had a lovely time browsing.
And I've had 3 pretty reasonable nights' sleep this week.....last night was even without the aid of a tablet. I did wake up a few times, the last time (around 04.30 this morning) I didn't think I'd get back to sleep, but did for another hour or so, getting up about 06.00. I feel so much better for it.
And the really good news....OH has been given exactly what he was asking for, the right days and same start times. Such a relief! He starts his new reduced part time shifts in 3 weeks' time.