This morning GR and I discussed a definite need to regroup with our schedules for everything that we do... yes, that includes sex. For those of you who are younger, some of the rest of us need adequate rest and sleep if we are to regularly enjoy high quality and high quantity sex. Don't laugh. One day you will be in your 50's and we'll see how YOU manage :P. This need to regroup is not a huge surprise since he and I tend to regroup anyway about every 1-3 months because something always needs tweaking, doesn't it?
Lately, we've all been getting home around 7pm on work nights, doing late supper and getting to bed even latER. When dd#1 first began her summer work schedule, we were leaving the house at 11:10pm to take her to work 5 nights a week. (Can I say how much I hate her work schedule???) The problem was that it was putting us to bed too late so we asked her if we could bump it up a bit and leave the house at 10:30pm instead. We hope to have her driving and with her own car within the next few months. But for now....
The 10:30pm plan to leave the house keeps creeping back to 10:40, 10:45, etc. We are seeing ourselves coming and going with little sleep. Waking at 4-5am the way we like to for sex, has become almost an impossibility. Instead we're hitting the alarm, falling back asleep and then jumping out of bed at 6am so GR can get out the door by 6:45am. What we're doing now is not working and it is making us become two very sad people here [jk, sort of].
The new plan we're working on looks like this--
- supper menu planning, esp M-F, utilizing crockpot or chef salads more often during summer months and having earlier suppers, KIS
-GR and I going to bed as close to 8:30pm as possible, so we have option for sex or sleep some at that time
-leaving home at precisely 10:30pm to bring dd#1 to work
-being awake and more rested at 4-5am so we can, again, choose to have sex
-getting downstairs by 5:30am for coffee, breakfast, etc., so GR can be out the door by 6:45am, on time
Nothing worse than allowing life to screw up your sex time. And we've both been feeling it. Last night at 9:45, while dd#1 was getting ready to leave for work, GR and I jumped in bed and enjoyed a quickie so we could both have an O. Afterwards, I looked at him and said, "Thank you, I needed that." He did, too.
We both would have loved to make love again this morning but from the crazy schedule, we overslept... AGAIN. Now the schedule will be changing. First things MUST come first. [Note to self: Make more time for sex.]
Do you often find life attempting to crowd out time for sex? Do you regularly regroup to tweak your schedule? What cool ideas do you have to keep your sex time freed up? Or do you ignore the signs and wonder why you have little sex life?