Wednesday, October 29, 2008

stay on your own side.

Today, I would like to introduce you to a little piece of heaven:

If you don’t know what this little dial operates, you are truly missing out. This is the dial for my precious electric blanket. It is the most amazing $30 purchase my mom ever made. Not only is there one dial, but TWO! It’s dual-controlled. This didn’t matter before I got married but I knew it would come in handy when Worker Man and I started using it and disagreeing on how high it should be.

When it started to get cold about 3 weeks ago, Worker Man put the blanket on our bed (because I asked him to). He thought it was the most ridiculous thing he had ever heard of. When I went into the bedroom, my dial was sitting nicely on the night stand and I asked Worker Man where he had put his since he doesn’t have a nightstand on his side. Worker Man/TOUGH GUY responded, “I didn’t plug my side in. I put it back in the closet ‘cause I ain’t usin’ one of those sissy thangs”. I just thought to myself, “We’ll see about that”.

Welllll, recently it’s gotten really cold outside and one of my favorite things to do during the fall/early winter is to sleep with the windows open (especially when I have my electric blanket on the bed). I sleep SO good when it’s freezing cold in our room with the fan going and the window open and I’m as snug as a bug in a rug (or an electric blanket).

Then it (the “we’ll see about that” part) happened. It was SUPER cold one night and I was at the perfect temperature with my electric blanket set on 8-9 and it being about 35 degrees outside. Slowly but surely I felt a pinkie toe creep over onto my side of the bed. I sat straight up in bed and demanded to know what Worker Man thought he was doing! He quickly jerked his foot back and protested that it was only an accident. Throughout the night, the accident happened repeatedly until finally the tough guy and I were both on half of the bed under the “sissy” side of the covers.

I think I might plug in his side tonight so I can sleep on my side without an arm and leg hanging off the bed.
Disclaimer: The heat has not been turned on at this point. There
will be no open windows while the heat is on without Worker Man going into cardiac arrest.

For anyone jealous of my piece of heaven:


  1. Too funny....I gave up this piece of heaven on Sept. 28, 1975!!!! FMIL

  2. You are a HOOT! Thanks for sharing your funny little life with us!