Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I have a dilema

I have a summer cold...the WORST thing in the world...let me just say that. When others are blissfully enjoying their day at the beach or pool...poor little Laura is sitting home downing cup after scalding cup of hot tea and honey, and popping cough drops, wishing she could just sleep away the next 2 weeks until the cold from hell has run its course.....



...okay, back to my dilema. I just took some Nyquil. I WANT to sleep. I do NOT however want to cough all night long. Or sneeze. Or blow my poor red nose every 10 minutes all night. I just want to SLEEP.




My husband...wonderful man that he is...is an internal combustion engine...always running a little hot. Always needing the air flow to keep him from overheating. Which is why the house A/C is always set on "Freeze"....




See, if I had it my way, the windows would be opened, and I would be thoroughly enjoying the beautiful ocean breezes God gave us to compensate for having to live in this aweful humidity. Oh, I digress again. Sorry. Really...this is the Nyquil messing with my brain. Honest.




When hubby's gone, I sleep in my sweats. and socks, and two blankets. In the summer. SERIOUSLY. When I sleep, I get COLD, and that wakes me up, so my goal is to stay warm enough to stay asleep.




Hubby's goal is the exact opposite. When he gets warm, he can't sleep. He MUST be COLD ENOUGH to sleep. So, we have the A/C permanently set to "freeze"....and the ceiling fan set to "airplane engine" speed....and the box fan blowing directly on us...set to "arctic blast." Because my man must have his beauty rest in the freezer that is our bedroom.




So, I'm trying to go to bed. Honestly. But with the fans trying to run me out of there, I have to snuggle up to Mr. Combustion Engine just to get warm enough to sleep....but that means that the fans are blowing "arctic blast" right in my face...meaning I am just going to lay there and cough...




Oh, and I only got 3 hours of sleep last night...I was really hoping to catch up tonight...maybe the Nyquil will really kick in soon, and I'll get some sleep despite all the fans...

3 comments:

Motherhood for Dummies said...

3 hours! man... I would be the walking dead by morning. I have to get my sleep or else the world comes to a stop :)

KC said...

OH man.. My DH is just like yours even to having to have the fan blowing right on him to sleep even when it is -20 outside in the dead of winter.. I'm like you can't sleep if I'm cold.. When I"m sick and I don't want all that cold blowing on me(and really need to NOT have that cold blowing on me) I either move to the couch to sleep or better yet, tell DH I'm sick and I need to sleep without freezing and getting worse.. He can't sleep unless it is that way, I get that, so I don't ask him to turn it off, but I"m not above asking him if he would so kindly go sleep on the couch not because I"m mad or anything but because I really need to get well. He never has a problem moving for me.. so we have been lucky that way..
I hope you feel better soon.

baby~amore' said...

hope you are feeling better soon Laura