hot and then cold…. and then hot again.

28 09 2010

Yes, that’s a Katy Perry song.
No, that’s not what I’m writing about.

Now that I share a bed (with the love of my life) – I cannot seem to find a steady temperature while I sleep.

I wake up and she’s got the covers = cold.
I wake up and I’ve got the covers = nice.
I wake up and we’re both under the covers = stifling hot.

We never actually tested this out in Boy Scouts, but I can confidently confirm that if you’re cold you just need to cuddle up with another body. The only problem is that if it’s not cold – then you’re going to be really, really hot.

I know I’m a newbie to this whole ‘”sharing the bed” thing – so maybe it’s a balance that is somehow found in time.
Maybe not.

*For the record – I’m not complaining, just commenting on a another slight adjustment to being married!

I can actually see our Nephite counterparts struggling with the same issue. There’s probably no mattress, but still I bet Nephi’s wife sometimes took the blankets in the middle of the night and left him shivering. Or maybe she chucked them over to his side so he baked. Who knows…

It’d be nice if I could just sleep so deeply that temperature was a non-issue…

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam…” (Genesis 2:21)

Yes! A sleep caused by the Lord (not death – the ultimate sleep) would be nice!

? Am I the only one struggling the the nightly temperature thing?

my new schedule.

14 09 2010

Can I say that I miss the honeymoon?
I miss it.

We had a great schedule. It went something like this (don’t worry, I’ll spare you anything too detailed):
Sit on beach.

Yeah – it was pretty much the most relaxing vacation EVER.

Now our schedule looks something like this:

Definitely not as fun.
Not. Even. Close.

This real life thing is not all it’s cracked up to be. Haha
Yeah I’m whining. I’m a newlywed. I can whine all I want.

“For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors…” (D&C 59:10)

I want every day to be that day.

? How are you liking your current schedule?

early to bed…

20 07 2010

Early to bed, early to rise,
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
(or so goes the well known counsel)

When I was young I fought to stay up as late as I could.
There is something appealing to doing the late night thing when you’re a teenager.

As a missionary you go to bed early.
After two years of repetitious training your body gets used to calling it a night at an earlier hour.

But when you return home you try and get back into the night owl thing.
It works for awhile and then it hits you.

I’m not sure what “it” is. But it hits. Suddenly you begin to think to yourself: Man, going to bed at 10 is actually really nice. (This is where I am at right now)
I LOVE the feeling when you wake up early after getting some solid sleep. It’s wonderful.

I laugh to myself when I drop Leah off at night and see people at beginning of the nights festivities.
I remember those days.
But I’m happy where I am at.

Does the sleeping schedule change for everyone?
Is it just a natural part of life?
I think so.

“sleep of a labouring man is sweet…” (Ecclesiastes 5:12)
Well, I do have a job now, so my sleep should be sweet : )

What’s the next step?

Well if my encounters with the High Priests have taught me anything over the years, it’s that sleeping in church and the temple is next : )

? What stage of sleep are you in?

can’t sleep.

6 05 2010


I’m awake.
I’m sitting here at 1:45 am and beginning todays post.

I can’t sleep.

It could be the 4-hour nap I took today…. Umm, maybe.

OR – it could be that I can’t shut my mind off right now.

But it’s ok – I’m only following the counsel given in the scriptures:

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:6)

I’m not sleeping.
I’m watching The Office.
I’m sober.

3 for 3.

However – I’m also disobeying the counsel of another scripture:

“…retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary…” (D&C 88:124)

Oh well, you can’t win them all, right?
(Although I may have taken the first scripture out of context, maybe)

I hate it when I can’t turn my brain off enough to fall asleep. I just lay there running over things in my mind – over and over and over and over

? ¬†How do you finally get to sleep when you’re having trouble falling asleep?

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