Fall is in the Air

Fall is definitely here, and I am so glad. Autumn is a wonderful time of the year. It is a time to read good books on the couch while drinking cider, and eventually take a nice nap.

It is a time to snuggle down into warm blankets.

And it is a time that all the little animals start to find warm, protected places to spend the long winter.

In autumn, the nights become longer and cooler. Our apartment is feeling cooler these days, so we have added some extra blankets to our bed. I thought that this was sufficient to keep the hubs warm at night, but apparently I was mistaken.

I was sleeping soundly in the wee hours of the morning when the hubs woke me up, yelling in his sleep.

Hubs (yelling): Hey! Where are my covers?

Me (still mostly asleep): Hmmm…

Hubs: My covers! You took all of them!

Me (looking over and seeing that he was still covered by the blanket): Ugh, Buddy, you have covers on you right now.

Hubs (still yelling): I have no covers!

Me: Alright, alright. Pull the blanket up a little more and lay back down.

Thankfully, that is what he did. I do not know why he was so cold in his sleep, but we will be adding another blanket to the bed. If this was how he was in his sleep in the autumn, just imagine what winter will be like!

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I’ve Seen the Light

Contrary to what you may have heard, the hubs and I do not have a perfect relationship. Sometimes we have “discussions.” Not very often, and normally they are quickly resolved, but they do occur occasionally.

“Really, guys? I never argue with anybody… unless they disturb me while I’m napping.”

Normally they are over silly things, like the hubs’ penchant for forgetting to turn lights off. Not worth discussing at all, but somehow it ends up being a big deal.

Turning lights on and off can be quite dramatic, I suppose. After my experience today I will certainly think twice about turning lights off. I was at a coffee shop doing some homework and  stopped at the bathroom as I was leaving. At the door to the bathroom I noticed a sign that said, “Light for bathroom behind the tree.”

I figured out that the light switch for the bathroom was actually outside of the bathroom, kind of hidden behind a decorative tree. I thought this was a little odd, and flipped the light switch on and off several times, leaving it off. Then I reached for the handle, and found to my horror that it was locked. Some poor person was already in the bathroom, and they were now sitting in the dark because of my inability to not mess with buttons and switches! Extremely embarrassed I immediately hustled out of the coffee shop, turning back only to flip the light switch back to the “on” position.

The hubs forgetting to turn off the kitchen light on occasion pales in comparison to turning out the lights on a stranger, and I will try to remember this next time we are nearing a “discussion” regarding our electricity usage.

Some of our “discussions” happen when the hubs is asleep. For example, this past week the hubs woke me up by propping himself up on his elbow and talking quite loudly.

Hubs: We are headed for the church now.

Me: What?

Hubs: It was a shakeup… a real shakeup. Now we are headed somewhere else.

Me: Oh, we are?

Hubs: Yeah. (then he blew a bunch of air out in exasperation) Pfft!

Me: Oh wow…what?

Hubs (sounding a little annoyed): You don’t even care.

Me: Yes, I do.

Hubs: No, you don’t!

Me: Are you trying to be mean? That’s not very nice.

Hubs: No, I’m not being mean.

Me (forgetting that it is insanity to argue with an asleep person): Then why would you say that?

Hubs: Don’t worry about it.

Me: Are you really asleep…cause you don’t have a very nice tone.

Hubs: I said don’t worry about it.

Then he didn’t say anything else.

I’m glad that the hubs and I don’t argue very frequently – it’s especially infrequent if you don’t count all of the “discussions” he doesn’t remember because he was fast asleep!

Busy, Beautiful Autumn Days

I think that this is just the most wonderful time of year. The mornings are cool and crisp, the afternoons are warm and sunny, and life is all around beautiful.

We went camping this past week and hiked up to a place overlooking the lake. What a lovely, golden autumn!

One thing about the fall, too, is that life seems to get much busier. Today was my first day of working and going back to school and doing all my normal “life” things that need to get done all in the same day. It went well, although it is obviously going to be a busy semester.

Sometimes when I get very busy I feel a little scatterbrained. Today I got to the dog park, reached into my bag looking for a poop-pick-up-bag and instead found a dryer sheet. I found the bag later when I went to fold the clothes from the dryer. Awesome.

“What is THAT?!? That is not a plastic bag!”

I think the hubs must be feeling the pressure of his busy schedule, too. He was quite agitated in his sleep one night last week. I was having trouble getting comfortable, trying one side than the other, when the hubs rolled over and started talking loudly.

Hubs: Isn’t that the truth!

Me: Hmm? What’s up buddy?

Hubs (sounding very upset) : They’re talking about legitimacy! That’s all they talk about. Is it legitimate or not.

Me: Oh? Who’s talking about it?

Hubs: How stupid. It’s just really dumb.

Me: Ok. That’s ok.

Hubs: Yeah, I just don’t get it at all.

Me: Yeah…me neither.

Then I rolled over and went to sleep.

At least with our busy schedules the hubs and I still make time to talk together. Although, I suppose that the rest of the world does most of their talking during the day, and the hubs and I talk while he’s asleep. I just consider it bonus talk time!

“Yeah…I have a lot going on, too. Those naps in the fall sunshine won’t take themselves, you know.”