Thursday, February 18, 2010 favorite activity?

I know that I wrote just a few days ago about my favorite activity - reading. And, how utterly delighted I was to find out that is my husband's favorite activity, too! But, we may have found an activity we like even more than reading.

We have discovered, in the past few days, that we are very, very good at it. And you know how you like things you are good at. We even think this could be an Olympic Event and we would like to enter it. It would be a marathon event.

It is....drum roll....


Yes, we love sleeping. We are pretty good at it. We have our moments when we wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep as fast as we would like, but, generally, we can pack a full 10 hours of being in bed. Seriously. Especially me.

Lee has to get up at 6:30. But I don't. I can sleep in at least another hour.

Let's take last night as an example. We were both really tired - and we both had a book to read, so we crawled in bed at 8:19. Yes, you read that right. 8:19.

I knew that I would read for an hour or so, which I did. I shut off the light around 9:15. Lee was sound asleep. We both woke up around mindnight. I got water, went to the bathroom, he checked his email. I got back in bed and read a couple of chapters and lights off again by 1:00 at the latest. And I sleep like a baby until 7:15.

So, that means I was in bed for 11 hours last night! This is such good news. Tonight I heard that adding one hour of sleep can make a huge difference in your health and prevent heart attacks.

Suffice it to say, Lee and I are very good at sleep. (Of course, I must say I have a very good mattress, good sheets and feather pillows and a down comforter and that all makes a big difference. I cannot sleep at all in hotels on crappy sheets with bad pillows.) In fact, he is keeping track of his sleep for his accupuncturist on his iphone. It is just awesome. He puts it next to him and it can tell when he is in deep sleep and light sleep and then, even awake! I will see if I can upload it here, but if I can't you can check it out - sleep monitor as an iphone app. What technology can do these days!

Anyway, be looking for Lee and me in the Olympics once they add Sleeping as a marathon event. We are in training.


  1. Honey-
    I will be cheering for you and Lee at the next Olympics in the sleeping event........but not too loud.......for fear of waking you. Good Luck. Practice lots.

  2. Hello:
    I'm an sporadic reader of your blog. I enjoy your writing and observations. A book recently completed: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Probably the best piece fiction I've read in a long, long time. Set in Ireland and Brooklyn in the 50s it's the story of a young woman and how her life unfolds. It's heartbreaking and heartwarming. I think you might enjoy it.
    Margaret McInerny -- a south Minneapolis gal.