I just read the latest from one of my favorite bloggers at The Zen Hiker. He talks about the cool side of the pillow. Except he says it better than that. Immediately I thought about things I promised myself I would do differently when I became an adult.
Turning to the cool side of the pillow is awesome. But I could do that as a kid, too.
What I hated, was when it was cold at night, like cold cold, and I had lain in one spot for a while until I was fairly warm. And you know what’s coming next……I moved a little. And had to quick find that warm spot again because the rest of the sheet was freezing. I vowed that when I was an adult, I would keep the heat up to an above zero temperature. This wasn’t a poverty issue. Actually I’m not sure why my parents kept the house so cold at night that sleeping was a problem. Maybe because their generation grew up in the depression? So now we keep our heat high enough at night that we can move our limbs without freezing to death.
So these are some of the things that I vowed I would do or not do when I grew up.
- Keep the heat up at night.
- Eat snacks whenever I wanted to.
- Read whenever I wanted to.
- Never be forced to play outside.
- Be nice to my family.
So how did this all work out for me?
- The heat isn’t sky high, but pretty comfortable at night. I still think of the cold sheets as a kid.
- If I ate fewer snacks I would look better so this falls under watch what you wish for.
- I read whenever I want, and I don’t need the flashlight under the covers so I don’t get caught. Unless you count my nook e-reader which lights up so I don’t have to wake up my husband with the real lamp.
- If you google “The Great Indoorswoman” my picture will be there. I hope no one actually googled that. Or if you did, tell me what you found.
- I really hope my family thinks this one has been accomplished, but it’s highly possible that the jury is still out.