You all know that Chester is my baby and he’s pretty darn funny most of the time. He does some very eccentric things that I’m not sure I could ever begin to explain, but are highly entertaining nevertheless. The picture above is not that great, I realize, but I took it half asleep this morning because Chester had overtaken my pillow. That indentation by his tail is where my head was. It was too hilarious not to take a picture of. I honestly didn’t even realize he was there until my phone alarm went off 😉
I sleep very deeply and always have. We recently removed the curtain from our bedroom because Chester was continuously ripping it off the wall when he flies off the window sill and onto the bed, so we just took it down. Now it’s too bright in the room for me. I can’t sleep with any light whatsoever and the blaring outside light wasn’t going to work for me. I took to wearing an eye mask that I bought one time randomly for $1 at Target because I thought it was cute. It’s black with gold and red trees embroidered on it. Don’t get me wrong, it was cheap, but cute. That’s just one of those things that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on. Well, after we took down the curtain and I started wearing the mask which had been in plastic in my dresser drawer for a year, that’s when Chester decided that the eye mask was pretty awesome. If I’m not careful and somehow take it off in the morning to see the clock or accidentally in my sleep, he will find it and steal it and then proceed to put it in his water bowl where it becomes soaked and nasty. I’ve had to clean the thing several times now. I decided it had to go today when I woke up with allergy-ridden eyes.
Well, the embroidery is tattering and the elastic band that goes around my head to keep it on is almost completely off, all because of Chester. This is by far his weirdest little habit. He doesn’t leave it in his water bowl, mind you, he removes it after it’s totally water-logged and then places it in the middle of the kitchen floor and then heads back to bed like nothing’s happened. I was at Target today and found this one and decided to take it home:
I’m sort of in love with Hello Kitty now and a number of the San X characters 🙂 I thought this was pretty darn cute and honestly it was the only one I could find. It’s one of those odd items that you’re just not sure where to look for it in the store.
As I was saying, I really value my sleep and always have. I once heard when I was a kid, I suppose, that the human body needs 8 hours of sleep. Whether or not this is extremely accurate or not, since hearing that, I’ve been very adamant about getting 8 hours of sleep. I always go to bed to allow for enough time to sleep 8 hours. My body is extremely in tune with my sleep schedule and like a clock I get sleepy at around 11 pm every night and am able to wake up fully rested in the morning. This is one of those darn routines that I cannot and will not break. I refuse to break this and it’s a good thing, but it can get on people’s nerves, even my own sometimes. It’s why I’ve never liked sleeping over at friend’s houses or “partying” late into the night. It’s one of the reasons why I say I have an old soul. I’ve always been this way and don’t intend to change it. I can seriously tell when I get even slightly less than 8 hours of sleep.
Not only can I not sleep well without an eye mask now, I can’t sleep well AT ALL without my blankie. Never have and probably never will.
Yes, I have a security blanket. Yes, I am 24 years old. These are true confessions 😉 I’ve slept with a “blankie,” a term coined by my mother, my entire life. I can’t sleep without it. I’ve tried to break myself of the habit, but to no avail. K used to think it was funny to hide it around the house and watch me panic to find it, until I cried once because it was causing me an extreme amount of anxiety right before bed. My mom also sleeps with a blankie. If you knew us, you’d know the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. It is basically still attached to the tree 😉
This was a random post today, but the new eye mask was my new favorite thing today and I had to share. It came with it’s own story it turns out 🙂
Do you have any funny sleep habits?
I’d love to hear!
Thanks for reading,