Thursday night I fell asleep instantly (rarely happens), I woke up freezing, got up to put a 2nd blanket on the bed, fought with it, think dual king blanket. Turned to cover up Jake because if I am cold he is cold, he is not in his chair.
I walk down the hall, he is on the sofa in a tight ball shivering. I cover him up walk back down the hall and straight ahead is the reason we are shivering. Bob's bathroom window is all the way up, it is 62 degrees and the air is whipping down the hall.
I go back to bed and can't get comfy, I realize my neck hurts because Bob has MY pillow and I have his. I sleep with 1 fat pillow and a really flat one on top, which fits my neck PERFECTLY. if I don't I get a head/neck ache.
I toss, I turn, I rearrange pillow. I listen to Bob breathing. he doesn't snore , but when his allergies are bad he sounds like a small steam engine... puh! puh! puh! ...puh! puh! puh!
I feel my breathe synchronizing with his.. puh! puh! puh! I try to control my breathing and ignore his.
You are thinking, wake him up and swap pillows, HE Can't Hear Me...no hearing aids at night.
I lay staring at the ceiling until 12:40 and fall asleep.
1:30 Bob gets up and goes to his bathroom. I am so dopey by then I don't think to swap pillows while he is up. Returning to bed, he falls instantly asleep. I can tell because he is back to the aforesaid
puh! puh! puh! Now I am awake again listening to his puh! puh! puh with my neck hurting.
I start to doze, and I hear click! click! click! down the tile hall. The sound of Jake's claws returning to his chair by our bed. I get up and cover him.
It is now 2 AM and I fall asleep sometime after 2 am after I throw off the 2nd blanket because with the window now closed, I am way to hot.
This is a problem causing me to struggle trying to tug it out from under Bob's arms which are clamped on top of the blanket.
At 4 AM Bob comes into the bedroom and says
Are you getting up?
I mumble.. No,
He says.. What? Did you have a bad night?
YES! the Night From H.E, Double LL
If you are still with me, you may be wondering at the title of this post
"Always is Always until it is not."
Bob Always closes the windows, He did not
I always walk to his side of the giant bed and make sure his pillow is in his spot and mine is in mine. I did not.
Jake always sleeps in the chair, in 11 plus years has never slept anywhere else. He did not.
Not doing the always creates the perfect storm to proving
Always is Always until it is NOT.. and a sleep deprived night for me.