Monday, April 21, 2014

Of Sleeping In Closets

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.   ... Proverbs 17:22


I highly recommend sleeping in a closet.

No, really.

I figured I'd try out my new tiny closet room before Naomi arrives and you know? In a closet you don't have a window beside your head with an annoying street light which shines in your eyes when, all night long, your cat moves the curtain aside and watches Kitty TV. You know, street night life.

Since closets are windowless, you don't hear the occasional car or group of laughing teenagers or the guy who, for exercise (I'm supposing), paces up and down the sidewalk while speaking loudly into his cell phone.

Closets are super dark--and hey--doctors say we sleep best in super dark (and quiet, though fans are ok) rooms.

Honestly, I am adoring my sweet little closet room. I sit in there some afternoons with the light twinkling off the mirrors and French-ish wallpaper just because I can. I think happy, grateful thoughts--and that I should have done this much sooner.

And yes, I'm even considering sleeping in my closet all the time, even after Naomi's visit. I think I'm onto something big. Maybe even a whole new national trend.



In case you missed my closet makeover post, go here.

(This photo was taken in 2012, but I did again plant yellow flowers yesterday, Violas, this time.)


Speaking of Naomi, today she's making the long 12-hour drive to visit us and if you could pray along with us for her safety, we'd be so grateful! Thank-you much.


If you'd visited us on Easter afternoon you'd have found me out in our yard planting flowers in sunny 60-something degrees, regretting my decision to wear a long-sleeved shirt, and thinking of this line from The Long Winter: "How marvelous it was that anyone could be too warm."

Happy sigh.


I hope each day you renew your sense of humor and find much to celebrate, for truly, God has given us all things richly to enjoy... and may we not miss one single thing He sent down specifically to tug our lips into a smile.


 Just when the world would have you think everybody is getting divorced, it's nice to come across stories like this one: Ohio Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart  (That first black and white photo of them is adorable.)


"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."   ... Philippians 4:8


Terri Cheney said...

Ha...I looked at that sweet picture of the closet last night and thought, I'll be she starts to sleep there all the time, it's so pretty...

Anonymous said...

That is an amazing closet...that you have enough room to make it into a sleeping place. It does sound like a good quiet place to sleep!! I would want some such too, if hearing loud people on cellphones during sleeping hours!! Or a cat that messed about. Apparently, the cat is not interested in closet sleeping? Asked GOD to keep your daughter safe on her drive to visit you!!

We are enjoying our new REAL bed again...after 6 months sleeping on air mattresses on the floor! I do not even hear the nearby train going by (if it has the last couple days)!!
Elizabeth in WA

Terra said...

Ah the closet bedroom, I think you are on to something good. The part about it being dark and quiet are good points.

PamB said...

Debra, so glad your closet bedroom turned out well! A good night's sleep is priceless. Will definitely pray for Naomi to arrive home safely--enjoy your time with her!!