For the love of sleep

The good news is that we’ve survived a week of driver’s ed. I’m counting it as a week, anyway– even if the week started on Tuesday and included one snow day. The bad news is that we still have four–FOUR– more WEEKS of pitch-dark early morning waking. I may not survive. We homeschool for a lot of reasons, but I will not lie–a big one is my lack of functionality at 5AM.  Or 6AM.  Or– as long as I’m being honest–7AM.

In related news, I’ve decided I need yoga pants. Not for yoga. For lounging around all day semi-comatose after waking too early.  It doesn’t seem to matter how early I go to bed, I’m still whipped all day after getting up at 5.  And my hubby, bless his heart, is convinced that only ill people wear PJ pants ALL day.

Also related: early this week, I signed up to get a Bountiful Basket produce basket Saturday morning at 7:30. My daughter had to drive at 7AM that day at the school right down the road from the basket pickup point. No problem to go grab the basket since I’d already be up. Except in a cruel twist of fate her drive time got changed from Saturday morning to Friday afternoon. Meaning, now the only reason I have to get up Saturday is for onions and avocados. I’ve never hated produce so much.  Except I already paid for it, so of course I’m going to pick it up.

Finally, also related:  for years I’ve wondered how nice hotels make their bedding so darned cozy.  I’ve been experimenting with bed-making and discovered that if I tuck a long flap of the top quilt in over the top of the other blankets, it adds a nice cozy weight to the top edge of the bedding AND it keeps the bedding from getting so messy during the night. I took a picture for you so that hopefully you can see what I’m talking about.  Pure sleep bliss, I tell you.

Now, can I go to bed?

Oops, guess not.  It’s actually time to take my daughter to driver’s ed again.

But a girl can dream.


  1. Had to chuckle when I read about getting up at 5 a.m. to go to drivers’ ed classes. Can think of one good reason to get up at that hour other than feeding a newborn is to go to the airport for a flight. Other than that, no way no how.
    We use a duvet on our beds eliminating the jumble of sheets, blankets, etc. and they look fantastic. We put a winter comforter in the duvet cover and when it comes time to wash the top layer (once a month or so) just remove the comforter and wash the cover. Of course, if you are using the duvet as a sheet also; you will have to wash more often- but if use in addition to a sheet- not so much. The comforter might get washed once a year or so and only when it can be hung outside to dry. Using a duvet saves your washer from washing heavy blankets and comforters all season.

  2. ROFL. I hear ya! I’m the exact same way. So is my kid. It’s nice that we aren’t opposites, but bad when we actually have to be up early for whatever reason and neither of us is really functional.

  3. I think I prefer staying up late to getting up early. I can get more done when they’re all done for the day. If I get up early it never fails…one of the kids gets up right along with me. 🙂

  4. We quit putting the top sheet on the bed during cold weather. It doesn’t add any warmth anyways, and always ended up getting hopelessly tangled. That helps the messiness slightly. 🙂

  5. Yoga pants! You have to see this link of Tim Hawkins comedy–it’s a silly song about his wife’s yoga pants. 🙂

  6. Hahaha!! You crack me up! 😀

  7. When the kids were home, I woke up without an alarm at 4:30 every morning and went to bed at 11 pm. NOW in my mid 50s I want to go to bed at 8pm and stay in bed until 10 am. My parents can’t figure me out because I never slept in even as a teenager. Second childhood maybe?

    I wash my blankets every week…we have dogs that get on the bed but even when I didn’t have pets, I still washed them due to allergies on the advise on my doctor.

    Blessed Be

  8. I love your color scheme! Is that your bedroom? The colors look soothing and relaxing to me. Of course it could be also that I’m just tired and ready for bed.