"What irritates you Monday" is a meme thought up by Delores from The Feathered Nest.
Here, on a Monday, we get a chance to vent our little, or not so little, things that irritate us.
It doesn't have to be something on that particular Monday, it can be anything that irritates you any day of any week.
Today, my irritation is....
The ache and throb of varicose veins that aren't noticed all day, but play merry hell when trying to fall asleep for the night.
Those of you who have them will know what I am talking about.
Those of you who don't are so very, very, lucky.
Sometimes I remember to put my feet up during the day and sometimes it's enough at night just to put a couple of extra pillows under my knees and feet.
Other nights have me getting up again to *find the pain relieving cream recommended by a friend and rubbing some of that over the worst of the veins. It works very well and within fifteen or twenty minutes I'm able to sleep.
I used to have a lie down with my feet raised higher than my head every day, but I've been neglecting to do that and will have to get back into the habit.
*there isn't really any finding involved, I know exactly where it is.