Most mornings, as soon as Ed and I get out of bed, after I start the morning coffee, I make our bed. Some mornings as I'm making that bed, all I can think about is how many hours it will be before I can crawl back in between those wonderful covers. *sighhhhh* That's pretty bad isn't it? *feeble grin*
Since we've started taking care of little Jaylon, I've found myself crawling into bed by 8pm. The first fews nights of doing this, I went right to sleep but then as I adjusted, I began reading for awhile, usually falling asleep after nine o'clock.
BUT what I didnt' tell you was that some evenings I would be so tired that I just watched the clock ,waiting for the time to pass, waiting for eight o'clock to get here so I could go to bed. I mean, I didn't want to go to bed before eight o'clock! That might mean that I was old and worn out, for heaven's sake!! *feeble grin*
Welllllll.....then the time change happened and eventually it was still daylight out at eight!!! Egads!!! I surely couldn't be going to bed while it was still daylight!!
Sooooooooo, I moved my bedtime to nine o'clock. *sighhhhhh*
Who would have ever thought that IIIIIII would be going to bed soooo early?!?!? Me. The one who used to have lock-ins with the young people ALL NIGHT! Me. The one who used to stay up till all hours of the night taking the young people to Mid-Winter, to King's Island, to wherever, driving the van. Me. The one who used to be able to go on just a few hours of sleep.
She's gone. Never to return again, I'm afraid. And that is okay. I've entered another season of life. And alot of it has to do with accepting that I can't do all that I used to but I can still accomplish alot. The hours have just changed a little, that's all.
I love my bed. I love to sleep. I love to snuggle under the warm covers. Just 13 more hours until we meet again.....it's a church night ;-)...... Ahhhhhhh.......I can hardly wait.....