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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sleeping habits

I have never been a very good sleeper.

Don't get me wrong. I LOVE sleep- but everything has to be "just right" for me to sleep. I have to be in a bed. I sleep easier if it is "MY bed". It has to be dark. I CANNOT sleep if there is light in the room. How does this work if I work graves???

I have four of these.

Not only does it have to be dark, BUT it HAS to be quiet. I have a pack of ear plugs next in my nightstand.

I CANNOT sleep on a plane (even if I have only slept for 5 of 48 hours), I CANNOT sleep if the TV or radio is on. I can't sleep if I'm reading a good book. You may see me on a couch with my eyes closed- but I'm not really sleeping. I can't sleep on a couch.

Ryan is my opposite. (In more ways than one! ;) ) He can sleep anywhere, anytime in any position. When we were first married I remember I was really overwhelmed about something and was telling Ryan all about it. Asked him a question- yeah- he was sleeping. He falls asleep while praying... on his knees. He apparently sang himself to sleep the other night while watching Jayden ;)

Tonight on my 11 pm break I came down to this:



Both remotes armed and ready. I think he may have actually been in the process of changing the channel when he fell asleep.

I love Ryan :) It'll be interesting to see who Jayden takes after.

14 comments:

Stephenson and Katie said...

is that blanket a snuggie?! :) This pic made me laugh so hard- I love it!

Jackie said...

You just described my sleeping habits to a T! Derek is similar to Ryan, but isn't as easy to fall asleep with stuff in his hands! Hilarious!

Brady and Gretchen said...

I am wondering the exact same thing as Katie. If that thing is a Sunggie you guys are my heros. Haha. This is hilarious, but Im sad to say, I am somewhat like Ryan in this instance. I have fallen asleep on dates.....

C&CSant said...

We are the exact same. I will be in the middle of telling Clif something really important and then what do you know he fell aslepp on me. I also have to sleep with ear plugs and can't have any light coming in. If I wake up in the morning somehow I cna't get back to sleep because of the light coming in. So annoying!

Emily Redd said...

that is seriously hilarious! All guys are the same.

Chris and Tara said...

I am quite the opposite from you. I used to go take naps in the Taggart Student Center up at USU. Lunchtime. Crowds of people around me. Daylight streaming in. Yup, that's me. I also used to sleep in the hallways at school near my locker stretched out on the ground for all to step on (thank goodness my friends protected me Ü).

I love the "snuggie" and the "armed and ready". So fabulous!

Walkers said...

I wondered if it is a snuggie too!!
Nate is the exact same way as Ryan, it drives me crazy though, because i can not do it! Nate could sleep on a rock if he had to, and get a good nights rest too.

I'm like you, not as picky though. But i can lay in bed for hours before i fall asleep, even if i'm exhausted. It sucks. Too bad we need sleep to live, i wish i could go without sometimes.

Sue said...

What a great picture! In our family I can fall asleep anytime, anywhere whereas Darin will wake up to the smallest noise (I think Darin will be the one getting up with the baby during the night because I'm afraid that I won't hear him!).

Dave and Kirst said...

Hey friends! I'm actually writing on a blog! (while at work.. shhh ;) And yours is so cute Tiff! Ry cracks me up in this picture! I think I'm a mix of you and Ryan. I cover my ears with my arms or a pillow so it's quiet but I can sleep with a light on :D

Marianne said...

I HAVE to be listening to something while I fall asleep. Otherwise I start thinking, and I get all worked up about whatever I'm thinking about and I can't sleep! I don't know what I'd do without talk radio!

Amy said...

I got this invitation to the baby showers for our ward and I'm WAY bummed, but I have to work in the temple same day from 12-4, so I'll totally miss it. PLEASE count me in on group gifts though, can I just bring you money sometime this week? or on Sunday? E-mail me if there's anything I can do to help beforehand.... (amy.egbert@gmail.com)

Thanks!

Blanck said...

I am laughing my head off right now. That is a classic picture. Jer and I are exactly the same. Jer falls asleep all the time praying. I think to myself seriously this prayer is getting really long and then I hear snoring. I have to have everything just right to fall asleep. Ambien is my friend. MIss you cute girl!

utahcribs said...

Tiffany, you seriously make me laugh the stuff you come up with really makes my day. I can sit in my office and have a horrible day and read one of your crazy posts and next thing I know I have a smile on my face.. Quick story, Ryan fell asleep in a missionary discussion once. Of course I was talking, and I may have gone off on some unrelated tangent as that happens with me you know, next thing I know I look over and he is dead asleep.. Not surprised...
spencer Janke

utahcribs said...

Tiffany, you seriously make me laugh the stuff you come up with really makes my day. I can sit in my office and have a horrible day and read one of your crazy posts and next thing I know I have a smile on my face.. Quick story, Ryan fell asleep in a missionary discussion once. Of course I was talking, and I may have gone off on some unrelated tangent as that happens with me you know, next thing I know I look over and he is dead asleep.. Not surprised...
spencer Janke