Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Morning

3:07 a.m. - An odd thudding noise downstairs. Hmmm. What was that? Did I lock all the doors? Would someone be brazen enough to break in? Hmmmm.

3:33 a.m. - Okay that was just an odd thud. No foot steps or suspicious noises. Andy hasn't stirred, time to fall back asleep. Why can't I fall asleep and stay asleep like him? So jealous.

4:00 a.m. - Okay already! I am exhausted why can't I fall back asleep? Errrgggghhhhh. Jealous, jealous, jealous.

4:46 a.m. - What the jeezeloueezus what was that? WHAT IS THAT? Out of bed, hall light on - Is that guttural sobbing Addie? Is she okay? Hmmm - not Addie. That's downstairs. Run downstairs - the cat. How in the name of all that is holy can that noise be coming out of a thirteen pound fur ball. Back patio light on, neighborhood cat runs off. Mich stops spitting, howling and hissing and starts to pitifully mew. Lock cat in the basement, stumble back upstairs, turn off hall light. Fall into bed.

5:02 a.m. - Door opens, Addie tries to crawl in bed. I walk her back to her room, she begs me to stay. I don't.

5:04 a.m. - Exhausted. Tossing and turning. Asleep.

7:00 a.m. - Alarm clock goes off.

7:28 a.m. - Up and making coffee. Exhausted. Sore. Grouchy.

7:56 a.m. - Rylan runs in the back door with cheerful "Hi Aunt Jess!" and huge white smile.

8:03 a.m. - Addie comes downstairs, climbs on my lap and says "I'm a little grouchy".

Oh, if she only knew...It's gonna be a long, long Monday.


JayJohnson said...

Hey, it wasn't a Fisher Cat, was it? Not sure if you have those things in your area, but they're basically like mini badgers or wolverines. They make these ungodly sounds like a baby screaming. Just an FYI to freak you out a little... :-)

~Laura said...

That is the worst. And I agree. It must be part of the male genetic makeup that they have the ability to sleep through any and everything. Grr....