Neal Unger in Bed

While the title sounds spicy, I just want to detail our nighttime routine. After skating during the day, and working around the house, running errands or helping the neighbors out, Neal settles down to play GTA5 (he has the Deluxo flying car now), or we watch TV or Netflix until I’m ready for bed. Bedtime depends on my schedule for the next day, but we usually start getting ready for bed around 10pm. Neal makes coffee and fills a thermos he keeps on his nightstand so we can each have a cup of steaming brew first thing in the morning.

Next he might snack on some Bakeology Vanilla Chai cookie bites (his current favorite) or sip some almond milk cold brew coffee—it doesn’t keep him awake the way it would me! Then we read to each other, or more often I read to him, and we cuddle.

Some books we’ve read together include biographies such as Jay Leno’s, and Anita Moorjani’s “Dying to be Me.” We’ve read The Secret, The Power, The Power of Now and other books by Eckhart Tolle. Esther and Jerry Hicks “Ask and it is Given” is one we are working on now. Byron Katie’s ‘Loving What Is” was enlightening, plus we just finished The Science of Successful Living by Raymond Charles Barker. It’s sort of my job to find books I think Neal will enjoy; if something isn’t a hit I don’t waste time on it. Our evenings together are too precious. While on vacation in Costa Rica we completed “Thirty Years Among the Dead!”

Tired of reading, I become the grateful recipient of a sensuous back-rub with coconut oil—usually for 30 minutes or more. Neal has healing hands, he’s a very loving guy. It’s a ritual that helps relax my muscles so I’m ready to sleep and seems to magically make Neal drowsy too. I know how lucky I am to get to sleep with such a special Dude!

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