Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's difficult to sleep when....

....your dog lays in front of your closed bedroom door and...."whines"....at 4:30 in the morning.  So I let the mutt out...proceeding with my nightly "pee" and "drink of water".  I then open the balcony door and summon her in...quietly...not wanting to sound like our neighbor did  *screaming* her "Peppers" name at 3 a.m....no, not me....

The husband was quiet so it wasn't his fault...*sigh*...I guess I should get used to this...especially since I never sleep through the night....  Did you know that birds start chirping at 4 am?!?  Then they stop...at 6 am....just in time to get up....blasted feathered creatures.....right about the time I wake up having to pee again and feeling my bald head is just a little too cold.

With that...low hemoglobin levels are catching up to me! g'night

3 comments:

Deanna said...

Half our problem is the fact that we sleep with men. We should have thought of that many moons ago!

OK ... ONE day we will do lunch ... but catching up with you in definitely challenging ...!

Jen said...

I can remember the days following the death of my brother-in-law and my dad.. I could not sleep. I was a mess. I was drinking heavily at times (ugh) and so a lot of times I was awake at 3 and 4 a.m. I would sit outside at the edge of our pool, soaking my feet, and letting our 3 cats rub on me. I would hear the birds start, and listen to the sounds of Tampa waking up. It was... nice. It woke something in me. I would force myself to stay up and watch the sun rise, then I would get some sleep.

Even now, the birds wake me around 4:30. I lay and listen to them for awhile and drift off back to sleep until 6. They make me smile. :)

I found such solitude in that time of the morning. I still do. Now that it is not below zero in the mornings, I have thought about getting up and making coffee and sneaking outside while the rest of the house sleeps, just to have that quiet(well, sorta quiet anyway.. lol)time with the birds. :)

Jen said...

crap. logged in under the wrong profile. ah well.. yah know whos i yam... :) lol