I guess we left the sheets over the mirrors for two nights, but when they didn't seem to have a huge impact on our sleeping, Bob relunctantly removed them, saying that his little experiment had unfortunately not been a success.
I seem to be sleeping better, though, but can't really attribute it to anything. Less caffeine, maybe.
Night before last he was tired, and he went down to the basement to take a nap. I'm not sure why there, and not the bedroom, but I think he felt like if he laid down in the real bed, he'd stay there all night and wake up at 4:00 a.m., but if he went to the basement, he'd have to wake up and come upstairs at some point.
I was working, but after he'd been down there awhile, I went down to check on him. I laid down and cuddled with him for awhile, and fell asleep. At some point he got up and went upstairs, but I just stayed down there for awhile. There's something so luxurious about a nap. Of course, I did eventually have to wake up and come upstairs and go to bed . . .
When I got home last night Bob had left gifts on my desk -- a Valentine card, a small box of chocolates, a single red rose in a bud vase, and a jewelry box with a necklace -- a sterling silver hammered heart on a silver chain. The card was to "The Queen of my Heart." He is such a sweetie. I got him a card and an iTunes gift certificate.
I'm sure we won't go out tonight or anything--we don't generally do that--but it's nice to acknowledge the day.
I've got a bunch of new jewelry that I've made over the past few weeks but just haven't gotten around to photographing or posting. I'm going to try to do that this weekend, and I'll take a photo of the heart necklace, too. It's really nice!