||[Oct. 19th, 2010|07:35 am]
After a week and change of miserable nights, and right on the penultimate eve of getting darkening shades installed, last night I hit upon a temporary solution (involving fleece blankets and lots of binder clips) to plunge our bedroom into blissful darkness. No sleep-disturbing light leakage from the either the neighbor's neglected porch light or the bright halogen security lamps in the halogen station up the street. Once I got to sleep, I STAYED asleep, and hallelujah.|
I got up this morning before Ferrett, and did a decent job of dressing by feel. But then I had to find my shoes, so I opened the door and turned on the hall light. I decided to throw some things down the laundry chute while I was at it.
From the bed, a very sleepy Ferrett muttered, "Ho-honey! Why is the door wide open?" In other words, why is all that light coming in?
And I had to stifle my laughter, grab my shoes, and get out of there. Because, yes, my geek friends, I realized that I had, indeed, done it:
I had attacked the darkness.
That is Geek Metal Awesome:)
You attacked, defeated, and made it do your bidding! :D
uhh, ya know, there's a simpler method for attacking the dark: wear an eyeshade.
And then try to sleep with something STRAPPED TO YOUR FACE all night. Simpler by far, with the unwanted side effect of "not getting any sleep."
I especially love my CPAP when the weather gets colder, and then it begins to create more moisture and I awaken at 4:00 am with streams running down the side of my face into the pillow. Sooo much fun!
funny, i do it every night, and in the colder months i also have a knitted cap on my head...
but that's probably waaay too much information.
I'm impressed. I can sleep with a hat if it's camping and really cold, but otherwise I can barely stand to sleep in jammies.
and now i'm gonna have to add a mouth guard because i have taken to biting the inside of my cheek while i sleep. if any burglars break in at night my costume will scare them away for sure...
Good heavens; I may go as you for Halloween.
No, no. I attacked the darkness by letting in light.
And eyeshades sound spiffy, but I am certain that I would not be able to sleep with one - I'm very sensitive to things on my face.
2010-10-19 06:18 pm (UTC)
You have a laundry chute! Oh, my kingdom for a laundry chute!
(And then a chute that goes in the opposite direction too!)
I love love love my laundry chute. It's one of the wonderful things about my house.
Speaking of which, gotta go get clothes out of the dryer.
WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN DEW?!?!
I wasn't even getting drunk!