Thursday, May 10, 2012

Love Life of an Author

When you've been married for nearly thirty years, some things are a little different than when you're a newlywed. At forty-nine, I now have issues I never dreamed would happen. I had to purchase this sleep mask this week, so the light from my husband's reading lamp wouldn't keep me awake. Since my eye surgeries, I'm seriously light-sensitive. Even with my eyes closed, light hitting our bedroom wall from traffic outside our window jolts me awake.

So instead of a come-hither look when I crawl into bed at night, I slip on my hand braces for carpal tunnel, mouth guard for teeth-grinding, and leopard print sleep mask. And believe it or not, this was the most sedate mask I could find! I couldn't bring myself to get the one that made me look like a hoot-owl.

That might have just sent my husband over the edge.

'Night, Honey!


Summer Ross said...

Funny post- I loved the title.
My manly mine has told me once or twice that it's hard for him to sleep unless I'm typing away at my keyboard. he'd gotten so used to it that when I don't do it, it disturbs him.

Ruth J. Hartman said...

Haha! I love it! Thanks for your comment, Summer :)