Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Morning!

Autumn is in the air. I'm excited. Very excited.

Last night I fell asleep on the sofa. The windows were open and crisp air was blowing in. My husband does not like to sleep with the windows open; this is one source of contention in our marriage. He is very sensitive to sounds outside. I can understand, we live next to a busy street; for me, the chilly breeze promotes an easy cozy sleep despite buses and motorcycles, for him, the buses and motorcycles keep him awake and he gets frustrated.

Part of me wants to sleep in our daughter's room because she doesn't sleep in there. I want to sleep in a big bed all alone with the windows wide open to allow myself to be chilled by the air and warmed by the blankets. The other part of me doesn't like the idea of not sleeping in bed with my family. That sides always wins. My personal compromise is to fall asleep on the sofa until about 2 or 3 am and then stumble up the steps to sleep in the air conditioned vacuum that is my bedroom.
This morning the chill was still in the air. I am feeling regretful that I gave up on a lace-knitted sweater pattern that I started in the summer. I poured myself some coffee in my pumpkin mug and watched the steam swirl in the air. I wish I had a tea biscuit.


Anonymous said...

We're the same way. I love the open windows and can sleep through noise. CPM hates noises and freaks out at the slightest disturbance. Even though we are away from major thoroughfares, we have the 3 barking alarm clocks. When the windows are open, I imagine their thoughts are this: "What, was that a leaf falling off of the neighbor's tree? We must bark bark bark bark bark bark bark. Ohh, a rabbit just bounced on the lawn. Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark."

K said...

I also love to have the windows open and bundle up under the blankets. The noises outside don't bother me since my husband drowns every single one of them out with his snoring.