Monday, December 03, 2012
This weekend, DH and I had a little...um...air-clearing? The topic of discussion was mostly about not having enough time together - you know - that frustrating and depressing feeling that we're all just hamsters on the wheel of life, and all we have to look forward to is getting up, going to work, coming home, eating dinner, and falling into bed, exhausted. Lather, rinse, repeat. Part of what adds to DH's feeling like that is him having sleep issues. Unfortunately, me getting up at 4:20am so I can run before work *does not* improve the sleep situation :-( But I am sooooo not willing to give that morning run up. It centers my day, it wakes me up, it gives me time to move and think about what the day will bring. Plus, if I don't do it in the morning before work, there is just no guarantee that it will happen at all. So what to do?
For now, we're going to try one new thing. Instead of getting dressed in the bedroom, in the dark, attempting to be quiet enough not to bother him, I'll set my clothes out in the laundry room and get dressed in there. Hopefully, a quieter exit will help him either sleep through or fall back asleep easier. I should probably grind my coffee in the laundry room as well, huh? We also agreed to see what Christmas break felt like - I get 2 weeks off from school, so I won't be needing to get up at the crack of dawn. That will help establish if my early-rising is really the problem. We'll see what happens and take it from there.
It was good to get everything out in the open, but I must say I hope our changes help, because I am not interested in gaining all my weight back due to inactivity!