My Electric Lover

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You know how it is when you have a new lover, and you have just started sleeping together? How, in the morning you have a hard time getting yourself out of bed, because it's just so nice to lay there next to them feeling warm and wonderful. I've always thought that was a great and a one-of-a-kind feeling. You can't even duplicate it later in a relationship - it only feels like that at the start, before other things start to get in the way and mess everything up.

Turns out, I was wrong. It's not a one of a kind feeling.

Sleeping alone, and what with my advanced age and poor circulation, I've been finding that no matter how warm the room is, my legs get cold while I'm asleep. Really cold, enough to wake me up on a few occasions recently.

To combat this, I decided to buy an electric blanket, and set it up so that it only covers the lower half of the bed.

Turns out that this is not only an excellent way to combat cold legs, but it also recreates that wonderful, drowsy I don't want to get out of bed feeling described above. I find that I have to set my alarm clock to wake me up earlier in order to compensate for the extra ten or fifteen minutes it takes me to get out of bed. On weekends, when I have been getting up at 7:00am and getting out of bed, I now find that I can easily stay in bed and drift off until 10:00, which I haven't done in ages. It's also very easy to just spend a weekend day in bed reading, while not bothering to turn on the heat (which probably saves money!).

Ah, my electric lover. You will always be there for me, and will never betray me...unless I spill a drink in the bed, in which case you will electrocute me without the slightest hesitation. Why is it that all of my relationships seem to have that dynamic?

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This page contains a single entry by edgore published on January 23, 2006 5:47 PM.

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