Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grateful 13

On this November 13, I'm grateful for sleep. When my husband is away on business I don't fall asleep or stay asleep. I am the only pair of ears listening for the girls in that rare event that they need me. The dogs wandering, prowling, checking on us all, is a sound that normally doesn't bother me, but on nights I'm alone, I hear every toenail clack, every collar jingle. The first night I'm alone, I think that I'm going to go to bed early, catch up on rest! But, then I wake up 5 times and never really settle in to a good, deep, long-lasting sleep. The second night I stay up way too late, hoping this will help me stay asleep. It doesn't. Then I wake up and have gotten even less sleep. The husband isn't usually gone on any trips, and if he does, they aren't usually longer than a day or two. I'm thankful for deep sleep, when he is here. It's funny, as I read this, that I am such a creature of habit. It's not just having husband here, it's my routines that I like. I don't sleep well at other people's houses or hotels, either. :)

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Ha! I'm grateful for sleep too -- and I'm not getting much of it lately LOL. I hope your hubby returns soon and you can get some nice, restful sleep!