B is for Bright

BBright, as in bright lights.

I slept on the couch last night. I did so because my man is sick and he is always more comfortable in the bed. I had the stomach virus last week, and he was kind enough to sleep in the recliner while I lounged on the couch, but he was uncomfortable after the 2nd night. He didn’t have to do it, but wanted to be near me. I love that about him.

His symptoms, unfortunately, are more flu-like than the stomach virus. His stomach felt bad, but he had horrible body aches, headaches, and off-and-on fevers. I thought it best for us to not sleep in the same place. 

He said he slept alright, but woke up sweating a lot. He doesn’t seem fantastic today, but a far cry from where he was yesterday.

But anyway – the bright light.

We usually keep the small overhead light in the kitchen on all the time. It serves as a night-light and the cat seems to like it, too. The problem was that no matter what position I found myself in on the couch, it seemed like that light was shining directly into my eyes from across the room (it’s an apartment, so there isn’t much divider).

I ended up having to turn the light off so I could fall asleep, but I didn’t think to turn the bathroom light – or any other alternative – on in stead. So when my man woke up in the night he thought the kitchen light had gone off. I woke up just enough to tell him not to turn it back on.

Ah, well. Life is back to normal now (including the bright kitchen light). Hopefully today is a healthier day all around.

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  1. I can sleep pretty much anywhere. They do make those things that cover your eyes, so the light won’t bother you. hope hubby feels better soon.

  2. Hope he gets well soon … 🙂
    Random Thoughts Naba

  3. usually those lights are so comforting. My kitchen and couch were the same,
    Hope for healing and health.

    Enjoy your month of A to Z
    Cold Shadow

  4. Oh, bright lights give me migraines! I hope your family is feeling better by today! ~ Angela, A to Z participant from Web Writing Advice (http://www.webwritingadvice.com/) and Whole Foods Living (http://wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/)

  5. I’ve had exactly that problem before! It’s extremely annoying. I like to have pitch black darkness, and my kitties don’t seem to mind the dark. The problem is when I have to sleep on the couch. We leave on our energy efficient light for security.

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — B is for ‘Believe’ (and Behold the Beguiling Beauty of the Beach)

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