Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It was a dark and stormy night....................

the rain was pouring down , thunder roared and lightning flashed every 2 seconds. There was even hail. Now some might think that is perfect sleeping weather , and it was past midnight so it should have been. But I was having a hard time falling to sleep as I clung desperately to my inch of the bed. In my bed , not necessarily in this order , were , Husband , Cane , Jordan ,Booker (weiner dog ) lucky (cat ) ooh-la-faye (cat ) , and somebodys frog. I don't know who the frog belongs to ,as no one will claim him , for fear they will have to maintain him. They shouldn't worry about that though , cause I can't catch him , even if I wanted to feed him. I've tried to catch him for about a week. Believe me , if I could catch him , he wouldn't have been in my bed.
I had no idea that frogs were scared of storms.

There are two other beds in this house , as well as various couches , love seats and recliners. I should have got up and went to another bed , but I had this idea that if one of the boys woke up scared from the storm that mama should be there. So I clung on. First I tried lying on the side that I always go to sleep on , but there wasn't enough room for my whole side . So then I tried putting Canes leg over my hip , and Jordan's arm around my neck , while the cats and dogs snored at our feet. That didn't work either. So i carefully draped my legs over Canes body and that seemed to give me just enough room for my upper torso on my inch of the bed. Oh maybe I should tell you that we don't generally let all the animals sleep with us , this isn't a zoo you know , but as I said it was a dark and stormy night....and I guess we felt sorry for them. Besides, you ever tried to get cats to go outside in the middle of a thunderstorm? Anyway , finally, finally , I fell into a fitful sleep , about 4:45 am , and awoke (refreshed?) at 5:00 am when the alarm went off. I had a pounding headache , a permanent imprint of Jordans foot on my cheek (face cheek thank you!) and a strange bump on my arm that looked suspiciously like a wart.....................

Lord , please don't let it rain tonight.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love starting my day with a good belly laugh and your stories give me just what I need!

WVButterfly

6boyzmom said...

Hi WVButterfly, I wondered where you were!

Anonymous said...

I'm back around now. I was off all weekend and then tried to catch up last night :)

WVButterfly

Barbara said...

Mornin' Ava!
Thanks for the laugh. I will respond to your e-mail today if I can. I wouldn't of screwed my new AC to any one of my stools either. I am only 4 foot 12, so I NEED all of my stools! Besides, I just can't imagine what a decorating faux pa THAT would be.
Hope you were able to catch up on your sleep last night.

6boyzmom said...

Hi Barbara-I know you're busy. I'm always glad to hear from you , but don't worry when you're too busy. I know you're out there!