Thursday, January 28, 2010


Sleep is perverse as human nature,
Sleep is perverse as legislature....
So people who go to bed to sleep
Must count French premiers or sheep,
And people who ought to arise from bed
Yawn and go back to sleep instead.
~Ogden Nash, Read This Vibrant Exposé


So... we had agility last night. It was good, fun and I talked at great length with the lady who owns a border collie that is very proficient. She does three different agility classes: ours, one on Sunday at the same place and one on Thursday with a different place. She also has agility equipment in her yard. The cool thing is that she lives about 90 seconds from me and invited us to come by and "play". So, once the snow is gone, we'll take her up on it.

The people in our agility class are, for the most part, really neat people. I'm glad we go there.

I crashed at around 9:30 -- late for me, but I had some work to finish before bed, and we don't get home from agility until well after 8:00 most nights. I figured DH would be home before I hit the hay. He works long hours because he does four day work weeks, but he's usually home by nine or so.

Not last night.

I went to sleep... then woke up after some time with a jolt. Looked over -- no DH in bed. Looked at the clock, it's 1:30 a.m. Yeah, that got the old heart pounding. I got up, no DH downstairs and the fire in the stove is almost out. I throw a couple logs on the few coals and get ready to call DH when his car pulls up in the driveway.


He said he had meetings all day, and didn't get his work done, so stayed late to finish. That's just ridiculous. If they're going to schedule him for meetings like that, then they need to find him a little help with the work. There are days I hate that he's on salary -- the corporate excuse to work your people to death since you don't have to pay OT.

Anyway, he went straight to bed after wolfing down his warmed up dinner, but I was worried about the fire. He said there were enough coals for it to burn, but it still was worrisome, so I laid down on the couch and watched it. And waited for it to catch. And the bird call clock in the basement tweeted that it was 2 a.m. And I dozed and woke up and looked at the fire, which was glowing a little bit, but still not enough for me, so I got up, cracked the door to give it a little oxygen, sat there a bit until it really caught, laid back on the couch... and the clock tweeted 3 a.m. ... The cat curled up with me then and purred (which is a lovely white noise), and I finally slept a bit but woke up around 4 a.m. because I was stiff (I had a dog at my feet and a cat at my chest and couldn't move!), so I rolled over and tried to get back to sleep. Dozed a bit, but MAN am I dopey this morning!

I think it's going to be an early night tonight.


You Are Colorful Because You Are Smooth

You're the type of person who can get away with anything. People always like you no matter what.

You are totally irresistible. You can be as quirky, colorful, and wild as you want to be!

You enjoy taking risks, and you've made a few big miscalculations over the years. You're not afraid to mess up.

Your mistakes just give you character. People love that you're perfectly imperfect. You're happy with yourself, and that's all that matters.

Um... yes and no...



Diane Craver said...

So sorry about your lack of sleep and your poor husband having to work such long hours.

Take care.

Maria Zannini said...
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Maria Zannini said...

Ref: late
You already know I live 300 miles from my husband. Despite the distance, I can not sleep until he calls me to say he is home safe and sound.

I understood your panic when you didn't find him in bed at 1:30.

Ref: (I had a dog at my feet and a cat at my chest and couldn't move!)

:sigh: Try 137 lb dog. He knocked me out of bed once. Usually, he just paralyzes my legs with that giant head. :o)

Hope you sleep better tonight.

Dru said...

I hope you are able to get some sleep tonight.

You Are Colorful Because You Are Bold

You have a true sense of adventure, and you are always off trying something new.

You get as afraid as anyone else, but you resist that little voice in the back of your head that tells you to give up.

You are likely very goal oriented and driven. You are willing to give everything your all, even if success is a long shot.

You like to be in the middle of the action, and you hate to miss an opportunity. You rather fail than not try at all.

This is not me at all.

Have a good Thursday.

Brandy said...

I know what it's like when your hubs works salary. I hope you get some time to rest your eyes a bit today.

You Are Colorful Because You Are Delightful
You are simply a joy to be around. You are cheerful, cute, and charming.
You truly respect and appreciate other people, and it shows. You are extremely non-judgmental.
You avoid confrontation, and you hate fighting. You try your best to make sure that everyone gets along.
Life is hard, so you try to be easy on people. More importantly, you try to be easy on yourself.

Actually, it's pretty spot on until the last. I am very hard on myself and am my own worst critic.

I hope you have a pleasant day!

Tori Lennox said...

That's horrible about your husband's work schedule!