March 20, 2006


Everyone has different ways to deal with stress/loneliness/fear - you know those icky things in life. Some people eat, some people don't eat. Some people sleep, some people never sleep.

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that I have a couple of different ways of dealing with that stuff. One big one is - my couch.

Yes, it involves my couch.

Now, I have to tell you I have very comfortable furniture. I bought it about 5 years ago, and I bought it to last. I've always loved laying on the couch. Always. But I also enjoy a big comfy chair where I can put my feet up and hunker down. It's very important to me that I have furniture I can snuggle into. But the couch is my favorite.

For years I didn't have a comfortable bed. So - I choose to sleep on the couch. How funny is that? 2 or 3 bedrooms, living by myself, and I sleep on the couch. Well, I did.

And now, even though I have a mattress I love, I still find that is my "comfy place". You see, if I'm lonely or frightened, laying on the couch I don't feel so alone. I feel protected. The cushions are soft and thick, and I can just hunker down with a blankey and feel.....well, feel surrounded.

I can toss and turn all night in my room, just laying down on the couch with my favorite blanket I immediately fall asleep.

So last night, again I grabbed my favorite quilt, put on my favorite jammies and snuggled into my happy place. I didn't move all night. I woke up in exactly the same position I drifted off in. I slept peaceful. I slept deep. There were no dreams. Just a few hours of release - from fear and stress and anger.

I kinda wish I could just stay there all day.

Posted by Tammi at March 20, 2006 06:19 AM

when i was single, i could probably count on one hand the number of times i slept in the bed. it was ALWAYS the couch for me. it was the only place i could get a good night's sleep. the bed was comfy, the couch was not, but i can always sleep on a couch. except these ugly black leather things i sit on now. they're just couches.

Posted by: sarahk at March 20, 2006 10:34 AM
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