Dear Electric Blanket

Thank you for keeping me warm. I know it’s not actually that cold outside where I live right now, but I’m kind of a lizard when it comes to body heat. And I have trouble sleeping when I’m cold. And I get rather grumpy when I am tired. So basically you are saving the world from a very grumpy me.

Also, you are warm enough that my very independent cat decided to sleep with me last night. Which makes me very happy. I love my kitties. So all around, you do a fantastic job.

I appreciate that over the years your creators have figured out how to minimize your fire risk. I want to live a long and fulfilling life, and I really don’t enjoy the idea of being burnt to a crisp in my bed. So kudos on that as well.

Basically, please keep being awesome. I hate being cold.


You know, it really is quite remarkable how sleep (or the lack thereof) can affect one. What is even more remarkable is that whereas young children beg to be allowed to stay up late, college students beg to be allowed to go to bed early. Well, I am pleased to be able to tell you that I accomplished said feat. Last night I went to bed at 9:30. It was beautiful. No longer does the overwhelming fatigue plague my steps. Not to say that I’m not still tired, it’s just a more “gentle” tired, if there is such a thing.

I started a new tatting project!! Actually, I started it last week…but I was hoping to have more done on it before telling you all about it. But I am a procrastinator. And school and opera have eaten my life. I haven’t done much on it yet, but it’s at least started. All that to say, I’m tatting the edging to a handkerchief. It’s ordinary white, but white is classy,and I think it might end up coming out well. I’m excited to see how this project comes along. But I must admit on the front end that I’m kind of scared about the time commitment that may be involved. I’ve only done small projects before and this will test my skills and love of tatting.

What is this thing you call…Sleep?

You know, I always knew sleep was important. I always tried to get a decent number of hours of sleep at night. Even those times when I stayed up insanely late reading or crafting to my heart’s content, I always made it up by sleeping later in the mornings.

And then college hit. I figured I’d be ok. I get to make my own schedule, and I can avoid those pesky 8:00’s right? Well apparently I wasn’t so smart this time around. I don’t think I’ve ever been this tired in my life!! I suppose forcing my brain to think – and think in German no less – in the early morning hours is good for me…maybe? I guess if worse comes to worse, I’ll just be assured that my German is good. If I can think in German at 8 AM, then I can think in it at any time. 😛