Yesterday after shopping at Aldi and Walmart, and coming home, then putting everything away, I needed a nap. I know better! I should have set my alarm but I didn’t. Four hours . . closer to four and one-half hours later, I was awake, knowing I wouldn’t sleep well last night and I didn’t.
It was warm in the house. Vince’s idea of a “comfortable” sleeping temp and mine are two different things. I asked him if he had checked the thermostat because I got in bed without doing it. Yes, he had. He said he set it on 65 degrees . . which was good but I knew it was probably set to heat and it was going to stay warmer than 65. We can set the thermostat for the heat to come on if it gets below 65 or for the a/c to come on if it gets above 67 (or whatever numbers we want) but this time of year, we usually leave it on heat.
Rita woke up at 3:45, wanting to go out, so I took her out. When I checked the thermostat, it was 70 in the house which probably meant about 75 or more in the bed with two warm bodies. I switched it to a/c, left it set on 65, went back to bed but tossed and turned for an hour and finally got up.
One mistake I made was looking at the tablet to see what time it was. Then I saw about the tornado in Nashville. I have a dear friend who lives very near Nashville so I began googling how far she was from the tornado, sent her a message to see if she was ok, couldn’t stop thinking about her so I knew I wasn’t going back to sleep til I heard from her.
Usually Vince wakes up if I do that but he’s still sleeping so that’s good. He needs the sleep. I have a load of clothes washing, the dishwasher unpacked. As soon as it gets daylight, I’ll run over to the shop fridge, grab a gallon of milk and get some yogurt started.
You can bet at some point today I’m going to want to take a nap but no way . . I need to go to bed on time and sleep through the night and I can’t seem to do that after a nap . . especially a four hour nap!