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Lucy! You got some ‘splainin to do!

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I love my husband and I love being married and finally getting to not live in sin, if you get my drift. But, I have a major confession to make.

I finally understand why Lucy and Ricky had separate beds. And, I think they might have been on to something.

I hate it when Frank’s gone, but part of me, the part that loves my sleep (thanks to Ambien), sprawling out in the bed like a first class bed hog, and knowing he’s not gone because he’s in the ‘Stan, gets a bit jumpy at the thought of having the bed to myself for a week or two.

I love cuddling. I don’t love sleeping on the edge of the bed because Frank somehow always ends up in the middle. I love waking up to kisses and “Good morning, beautiful.” I don’t love waking up to the grinding of teeth during those dreams. I love safe, warm arms pulling me close in the middle of the night. I don’t love being at the receiving end of flailing arms and legs as he battles the demons of four combat deployments.

Before the wedding, I was extremely sick, the guy who lives with us was out of town and I had cut Frank off (TMI!?) so I started sleeping in our guest room. We only have a full size bed in the guest room, but just sinking into the middle of it and having uninterrupted sleep? Lucy! You got some ‘splainin to do! And on the honeymoon, we had a king size bed and being able to feel like I’m in my own little lots of pillows and fluffy duvet world, while still being just over an arm length away? LUCY, back to reality!

We’re in the process of saving for a king size bed and if little bumps in the road, like excessive electric bills and new tires, would stop getting in the way, I’d feel like a much better wife. You know, one that jumps for joy at the thought of sleeping with her husband.

Wow, bad wife.

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9 thoughts on “Lucy! You got some ‘splainin to do!”

  1. I love this Katie! I can relate to this in so many ways. Vinny and I many times joke about getting separate beds, and how much happier we would be! :-p

    1. It’s apparently coming back into style. When I was looking for the picture, I read an article about how it fits “modern” couples needs more with work and everything.

  2. I would love a king size bed! I dream of a king size bed. For now though what we have will have to work. I’ll admit though that I’m the one who is normally in the middle but hes the one battling his dreams. You would think I would have learned to stay on my side but I haven’t. Oh well guess a queen size bed will have to do for now.

    1. I long for a King size bed, Jenn. I can’t go into the furniture section of the PX anymore because I see the beds and get all mad that we aren’t taking one home with us!

  3. I have the solution!
    Separate bed times! SGM Martha goes to bed after his senior’s early bird supper at the Corral and I stay up until 1am sometimes. By the time I get to bed he’s waking up with the 5am alarm, so we’re only together in our Queen size bed for a few hours and we both get a good night’s sleep!
    Just a thought!

    1. MM, I usually go to bed before him and if I take an Ambien, I am fast asleep when he comes to bed, but, I’m a light sleeper and it takes me 30 plus minutes to get him out of bed at 4 or 4:30 am every morning. I wish it worked for us! It does on weekends!!

  4. I know what you mean! I would love to do something like that and not have to worrie about being pushed out of bed, hit, or listen to the teeth. My husband was a front line medic for 24 years and has “those dream” too. I hope it all works out for you.

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