It’s all coming back to me now.

I noticed a soap wrapper in the waste paper basket in the bathroom when I got home this afternoon. Curious.

It’s not that I don’t use soap. It’s that I don’t use that kind of soap anymore. And that there’s already a nearly whole bar of soap in the shower. And there’s liquid soap on the sink.

In my head I thought, “Oh, well! At least they ain’t still here!” in a Butterfly McQueen voice.

I might should have considered it further, but really, what am I going to do about it? The house has a security system. Nothing seems to be missing. The dog is still here.

And then I remembered.

I read a lot and I’m naturally curious. If I’m looking up one word in the dictionary, I tend to end up reading the whole page. If I’m reading a blog or a news story, I look up other things.

One blogger I read sometimes mentioned that she’d been having Restless Legs Syndrome lately and was having to get out of bed and stomp around and what have you, and that she’d heard about putting a bar of soap under the fitted sheet, and had finally tried it, and against all reason it worked.

Then I had to read the comments to her post, and all these people had tried it and it had worked for them too! And then I had to Google it and do you know there are over 500 entries about that soap thing?

But all that’s not what I remembered.

What I remembered was that in the ridiculous hours of this morning, I was awakened by a horrific cramp in my left calf that I couldn’t rub out.

I got out of my bed and rooted around in the bathroom closet for a bar of soap and unmade the bed so I could get that bar of soap in there. At 2:38 in the ayem.

And then I went back to bed and was troubled no more.

And now there is a bar of soap in my bed. I think I’ll leave it for the cleaning lady to puzzle over.

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9 Responses to It’s all coming back to me now.

  1. jaysaint says:

    The day is going to come when I try that.

    • S. says:

      I actually can’t believe I did that. Had I been sitting here thinking about it before bed, I would never have done it, because it’s just crazy. But when I’m awakened and just want tomgo back to sleep, all bets are off.

      If you’ve got an unopened bar of soap, what do you have to lose? It’s not like you can’t shower with it later if it doesn’t work. Besides, I’ll feel less weird if you do it too.

  2. That’s the strangest thing I’ve heard in ages, but I’m also looking for anything to help with my leg cramps. Is this soap put in any particular place under the sheet?

    • S. says:

      Around the lower-leggal area, I understood. That’s where I put mine.

      I’ve been getting horrible leg cramps lately.

      • woohag says:

        As an edumacated woman, I’m sure you know that the heat index increasing means you have to drink more water (hi, big time hypocrite here) and when you don’t, leg cramps commence.

  3. Shani says:

    Any particular kind of soap?

  4. Lori says:

    I have the twitchy legs and sometimes an all over buzzing sensation under my skin. Like my skin’s too tight. So hey, bars of soap at the top and bottom of the bed. I got nothin’ to lose right? I don’t care why it works if it works.

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