Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Thoughts for Tuesday

1. It's probably not a good thing to go into "training" for the Christmas season by eating all of the chocolates and candy the sales manager from the hotel in Sydney dropped off for me. At this rate, I may have started the usual Christmas-binge weight gain a little early. I should probably take the box of Ganong mint patties out from behind my keyboard.
2. The snow yesterday, though horribly for driving, was actually quite beautiful, if you took a moment to look at it. It made me want to strap on my snowshoes and go for a hike in the woods.
But not here, too many creepy people around here. I was thinking at home - in New Brunswick.
3. I said I wasn't going to do Christmas knitting. Then I said I would only do it for a few people. Then, on Saturday, I worked at the yarn shop. Now, I'm doing Christmas knitting. Crap. What is wrong with me?
4. Mr. Happy has been having problems with his back for the past month. He's had a bad back since he was about 20-years-old. His pinched nerve causes him to have sciatic nerve pain. Our mattress is too soft for him and so he has been sleeping on a single mattress on the floor in our room. We've been joking that it's like we're camping and have snickered a lot about the situation.
This last week, though, I have discovered the biggest problem with the current sleeping situation: Snoring. Mr. Happy has been under the weather, so his snoring has come back with a vengeance. Normally, I would elbow him in my sleep and he would roll over. No problem. Now, I wake up to the sound of chainsaws, wonder if the city is finally limbing the tree in front our house and then, groggily realize he is snoring. I mutter his name a few times, and the snoring continues. Then I find myself shouting, "You're snoring! Roll over!" He rolls over and goes back to sleep and I lie there, staring at the ceiling and wish we had a better mattress so I could go back to elbowing him.


  1. Anonymous4:55 p.m.

    Forget Christmas shopping for each other and buy the better mattress. Sleep is important, which I can tell you, now that I've not had an unbroken night since 2003! Or, you could look on it as practice for when/if you have kids. That's what it's like--the baby and the husband both roll over and go back to sleep, while you spend the entire night listening to make sure they're both still breathing, as far as I can tell!

  2. Oh you made me laugh. I have the same problem with my partner, sounds as though the snoring will lift the roof off, give him an elbow to make him turn over, and he stops. Lately though he likes to lie on his back with his elbows out, so I get elbowed back now. At least when our daughter sneaks into bed he sleeps on the couch in the loungeroom and I can get some sleep. Maybe invest in some ear plugs so you dont hear him.

  3. Anonymous8:29 p.m.

    I have to say, in our house, the biggest issue is Sophie snorting/growling/whining in her sleep. She is an avid dreamer. Then the kicking starts.

    Sciatic nerve pain is horrible. My dad is a frequent sufferer. Nothing seems to help.

  4. Yes, I'm with Alison. Buy a mattress. And in the meantime, what about sleeping down on the floor with him? Warmer, lovier, and well within elbowing distance.

  5. Anonymous9:11 a.m.

    1. Ganong Mint patties should be hoarded. Oh, those are so good!
    2. I thought the snow was beautiful too, but then I did not have to go out in it.
    3. Christmas knitting sucks you in.
    4. I agree with the mattress buying for Christmas. I find I can't sleep unless Phil is beside me, even when he is snoring(although an elbow does not seem to work, I have to poke him violently and shout).