I envy good sleepers.
On Wednesday night into Thursday I awoke around 3am to the howling wind. Last night at 4am I awoke, I still can’t figure out to what, but whatever it was made me snap open my eyes in the middle of a dream. And then I was restless until 6:30 or so, hearing every creak in the house and every movement of my husband.
I envy that when his head hits the pillow he’s out right away. Once he’s asleep I could shake him and he still wouldn’t wake. He talks, walks, and lately, slightly snores in his sleep – all of which I wake up to – and he sleeps like a baby through. I envy that when we sleep other places – on vacation, at friends or families, he again falls right into sleep where as I read for hours, fall into a fitful sleep and wake up hours earlier than anyone else.
You’d think I’d use my early morning hours for some philosophical thinking. Last night it was all about q-tips.
I don’t understand what they are meant for if not for cleaning out your ears. I decided last night that there are two types of people – one, like myself, who loves q-tips and cleans out their ears almost daily (even after seeing a childhood friend fight with her brother who had one in his ear which upon hitting the wall, burst his ear drum. True and very awful story). Then there are the others like my husband who will never clean their ears with q-tips, freaks at being near them and swears that his childhood doctor said to never ever clean his ears out with them. Fool-proof way to ensure no one gives you a wet willy. Yuck.
After trying to occupy my mind with thoughts like that, I of course, start the to do lists…
- I need to send our wedding thank yous. Ugh, I feel awful I haven’t yet.
- I need to book our May flights to a wedding in Delaware.
- I need to make a hair appointment and get my wedding extensions out (and my new ones in, let’s be honest).
- I need to pay a ton of bills, figure out a budget, get the husband’s checks direct deposited into our joint account.
- I need to get copies of our marriage certificate…it’s been two months and I haven’t changed my name with social security. Oops.
- I need to figure out what the hell I’m going to do about this half-marathon in 3 weeks when I haven’t run more than 3 miles since November.
Somewhere along all of this thinking I also decided that I 100% have to get all my workouts done in the morning. Yesterday evening after work I went to run and I walked into the gym already feeling defeated. I was tired, hungry, sore and even after 15 minutes of jogging, I still wasn’t feeling it. When I go in the morning though, once I’m up and en route, I’m happy, and once I’m done I feel accomplished and fantastic and so happy starting my day that way.
Plus health decisions begets healthy decisions and the vice versa. If I start my day off with a workout I eat healthier and I’m happier for the full day. If I sleep in, race around to get to work, I make less healthy choices and I’m more apt to skip the gym. With my transitioning starting soon and likely later work nights I think it’s time to figure out a way to get them done in the AM.
I’d really like Dolvett to move in with me for the month of February and force my butt out of bed for a workout each morning. I asked the husband how he’d feel about that recently and he said that would be fine if Chris Powell could move in and train him. Umm…yes absolutely fine with me!
Clearly I’m tired. Talk about a rambling post.