I use podcasts to fall asleep too, Jynnan Tonnix! And while I'm working out, often the same one I fell asleep to the night before! There are so many good podcasts out there. There are even some meant to help you fall asleep.
Christmas is all put away here and the house looks dark, just as I expected. And less cluttered! I really enjoy having all the lights around and it takes some getting used to when they are gone. But if they were always around, I guess they wouldn't be special.
I joined a book club and the first book I read was fantastic, but I had to miss the meeting. This one is just tedious to me. It's the Woman Warrior and it got great reviews when it came out in the 70s. It's just not my cup of tea. Fortunately, it's not very long. I received a book journal for Christmas and the first one of the year will not get glowing reviews from me, lol. I hope the next one is better!