Friday, April 17, 2015

I have been deprived!

One of life's simple pleasures is sleeping in my own bed. It is even more meaningful today because last night, after an entire month of sacking out elsewhere, I finally had a great night's sleep. Ah, to sink into that memory foam mattress which cradles me and eases all the pressure points and relieves my stress. To depress my down filled pillow with my heavy head... and soundly snooze. It was a delight!

My hubby had a cold last month, so I slept on the couch for a week. I like to fall asleep watching TV, but I don't like to be awakened by shouting and shooting, lamp lights blaring and the cat staring. Wide-eyed, dazed and confused I often woke in the wee hours wondering where I was.

Then we went on 10 day vacation, and we slept in hotel beds that were less than comfy. A week on a cruise ship trying to catch some Zzzzs while way too many kids roamed, made for less than satisfying night's sleep on a hard mattress and lumpy pillow.

Returned from vacation to discover my honey had developed pneumonia, and I had caught his cold. So we hacked in separate rooms for another week.

Last night, the barking, snorting and hacking completely subsided, and I slept so well, except for the dream in which I was running naked up the alley trying to get inside my house and find my clothes. We don't even have an alley! But I was SKINNY in my dream :)

Back when my children were babies, I never got a full night's uninterrupted sleep. Not until they left home. It wasn't their fault. It was my own. I drank a full glass of water each night before I went to bed to insure that I would wake during the night so I could check to see that they were breathing, tucked in, and sleeping comfortably. Only then, could I sleep more soundly.

How did I sleep for so many years on the verge of deep sleep, but never there, always listening for the slightest whimper or cry.
Last night I finally got some recuperative sleep. I'm ready to take on a new day...and put on some clothes!



BECKY said...

Linda, I feel so bad for you and Bill that you went on such an "unfun" cruise. Who would ever have thought there'd be kids running rampant?? Vacations are "supposed" to be relaxing but I know that far too many aren't, but not because of surrounding issues, but the people themselves, scheduling so much "fun" stuff to do, they wear everyone out, spend a lot of money, and are crabby to boot! I'm sorry Bill is sick again, too. Hope you both can get the R&R you missed while you were gone! Just think, have the entire summer...and fall...and winter, etc. to enjoy! No more school!

Susan said...

That was cute, Linda. I'm glad you were skinny in the "naked" dream. I know what you mean about sleeping comfortably in one's own bed. I bought a new pillow, guaranteed to be delightfully comfortable. I lamented paying $60 but it's worth it. It's so comfy and my rest has been dreamy. Susan p.s. Welcome back!

Sioux Roslawski said...

In our house I'm the one who snores and thrashes.

I can so relate to your joy in getting back to your own bed. I LOVE our bed... I just wish I could take naps more frequently.

Val said...

I need to figure out the trick of getting into bed before falling asleep. The recliner sings to me like a Siren.

Connie said...

Getting a good night's sleep can make a world of difference. Glad to hear you finally got some proper rest.

Pat Wahler said...

It feels like a new lease on life when you desperately need sleep and finally get it. Glad you are both feeling better.

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Tammy said...

So glad you are all well and rested at last! And I don't think it qualifies as a nightmare if you're skinny, does it?