On the Ninth Day of Christmas

On the ninth Day of Christmas, My Beloved gave to me
Nine hours of sleeping
Eight gifts of bounty
Seven days a-helping
Six stolen kisses
Five looks of Love
Four calling friends
Three snow strolls
Two nestling hearts
And a day free of expectations.

I don’t know whether anyone has done the sleep math for couples who are planning a wedding, but I do know that people in almost every age group in the United States are sleep-deprived. Here’s some thing I do know. Sleep deprivation makes you cranky! It makes every one cranky. Wedding planning makes most people cranky as well, so all in all, it’s not a great thing. Planning a wedding, cranky. Not getting enough sleep, cranky. Partner breathing wrong, cranky, cranky, cranky.

Here you are marrying the person of your dreams and you’re cranky.

Tip: Start the new year out right. Go to bed early tonight and get enough sleep. Get a little more than enough. Climb in bed early, talk to one another, see where that leads, and then go to sleep. When you wake up tomorrow, cuddle up and roll over. There’s nothing that you have to do that can’t be done an hour later. That’s what the Wedding Priestess thinks!

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