Do You Read?

I used to be a prolific reader. Every night I would take some time for myself, pick up a good book, snuggle under the covers and read for 20 – 30 minutes. The nice thing is that my husband would do the exact same thing. While we would read different types of books it was nice because it gave us one more thing to talk about. Some nights, instead of reading myself, I would lay there and listen to my husband read out loud to me – he has the kind of voice that can lull me into a nice peaceful sleep.

I have found since moving that we have gotten out of this habit. We have been so busy adjusting to my hubby’s new commute and crazy work schedule that when the end of the comes we literally just fall into bed and pass out. I miss our reading. It was a nice way to decompress after a long busy day of toddler chasing.

I have decided to set a new goal for myself (in the hopes that my hubby’s work schedule calms down some – maybe I am being a little too hopeful on that one!)…I want to spend at least 20 minutes every night reading. I’m not setting a goal as to what I will be reading – in fact I am starting out with baby steps – I am re-reading the Harry Potter series for probably the 12th time.

My mom left me several mystery novels the last time she came to visit and those will be next.  What about you? Do you take the time to decompress at the end of the day? How do you decompress?

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6 Responses to Do You Read?

  1. CeLynn says:

    By reading blogs like yours 🙂 I like to read on my lunch hour after eating!

  2. Lisa L. says:

    I watch T.V. and spend time on the comp. Love reading good blogs!! (;-)) As of late I am quilting! 🙂

  3. Brita says:

    Hey, Melissa, congrats on your new blog! Yes, I read when I go to bed, or sometimes I just “pretend to read” until the book falls to my chest 🙂 Talk about decompressing at the end of the day!!

  4. Sallie says:

    Yes, I read every night when I go to bed. I have a Light Wedge that keeps the light on the page, out of my husband’s eyes.

  5. Sara Lyn says:

    Reading is the best way to decompress for me. I love to read right before bed. And right when I get up. And anytime during the day really. Too bad other things have to be done, really! 🙂 I had insomnia for as long as I can remember, but when I got married I discovered a cure. My husband reads me to sleep most nights. Bless him. Have fun with Harry. I just finished #7 again and loved it even more than I had before. 🙂

  6. Miki says:

    I try and read every night for at least 20 minutes. It helps to clear my mind for a while. I like cozy mysteries best. I find them to be like brain candy. Good fun and a good way to relax. If I get to thinking too much about all the quilts I need to get done, I find it very difficult to fall asleep.

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