Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sleepless in the country

Sleepless night. It began by getting hung up in one of my movies. I finally pulled the covers up around 1:00 a.m. Just as I started drifting off, Jill started  having a dream. The thing with Jill is that she sleeps on her side facing the wall, and then the dreams begin with paws flapping and nails clacking on the wall. In the quiet, it sounds like she's tap dancing with an occasional growl, woof, or moan. Unless I am dead asleep, there is no sleeping through this. I don't know if DH heard her or what, but he was up watching TV by 3:00.  I don't understand how I can sleep in broad daylight, but that TV lit down the hall seems so irritating ... So, anyway, I caught maybe 12 winks in the whole night. For a change, Jack didn't kick me at all - all night.

This is just a mention, one of those little known weird Sharon facts - When Jack isn't coming (or going) and he's not listening (being a brat), I can call him with my 'Mommy means it' voice - and I count, "One ... Two ..." I'm sure he doesn't really know how to count, but he knows I mean business and (ha ha) it sounds good. He comes (or goes) running and that looks like I have the smartest, most obedient dog. (And me a bit of a b*tch) I've never had to go to Three. I have no idea how either of us would react to that.

Just after DH went to work, I saw an ambulance parked here on the corner, lights flashing. I see a lot of odd people park on the corner, in the night. It's as busy as a late night city corner. This wasn't the usual late night pick-up, or drug deal. I'll never know. I am curious about it and hope if they were working on some middle of the trip life saving procedure that it worked.

Well, now that I've bored you to tears ... my work is done. Hahahaha, just kidding! Have a great day, night, whatever.

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  1. Don't you hate it when you can't sleep?
    Good job on the mommy means it voice with Jack:)

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    1. Not thrilled with the day after, either. ;-)

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  2. "Mommy means it" voice. ,-) Yes, he knows that sound, means business!!!!

    Not being able to sleep is not good. I don't think I could share my bed with an animal... and their dreams.

    I'd want to know "what was going on" on a corner near me too!!!!

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    1. Oh, Jack's not that bad, he's small, when it's cold, he makes a nice bed warmer. :-)

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  3. I hate nights when I can't sleep. Time seems to stand still. Hope you got some rest the next day.

    I am always curious about ambulances when they are parked in my neighborhood. Human nature, I think. Not long ago, I came home from running errands and a firetruck was parked right in front of my house. It stayed about 15 minutes, then left. It was driving me crazy with curiosity. As my house didn't seem to be burning down, I just went on with my business.

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    1. I slept a little today, but feel as if I had been on a bender last night.

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  4. Now that I'm retired I don't mind if I can't sleep, I just watch TV or use the computer until i'm tired and get up later.

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    1. I was just beginning to be able to live the day shift ...

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    1. A musical called 'Still Crazy,' a totally bad thing to watch that late at night!

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  6. How we love our little fur babies!! Dakota will get next to me and the back of the couch while I am sitting there watching tv and push in his sleep. But its the SNORING that gets me!

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    1. They sure are strong when the push with lose little hind legs, aren't they?

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  7. How we love our little fur babies!! Dakota will get next to me and the back of the couch while I am sitting there watching tv and push in his sleep. But its the SNORING that gets me!

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  8. Hope you are able to catch-up on your sleep it was a funny night here too. Don't know if it's the weather or just getting older that is stopping me from being able to sleep lately
    Might be a combination of many things I guess

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    1. Combination of many things. Sorry about your night!

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  9. Love the story about Jack and the one, two....three. Dogs are so smart.

    I think I must snore because Levi my mighty schnauzer is the one to get up and move to the other room in the middle of the night.

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  10. I have enough trouble with Angel on the bed, there's no way I could cope with a large dreaming dog.
    I read books if I can't sleep, my TV doesn't get turned on until about 5:30-6pm, then it's usually off again by 10:30pm.

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    1. I had been doing really well with shifting from nights to days ...

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  11. I usually wake around 3am but most times I can get off to sleep again. If I picked up a book it would keep me awake for the rest of the night. Wish I had a dog I could cuddle up to... my cat doesn't like too much cuddling.

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    1. What? Charlie isn't into cuddling? Oh, wait, Tacky isn't either, I'd be a bloody mess ...

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  12. It been a long time since my sleep pattern been off. When I was young I work a grave yard shift. I know I could rejust but wouldn't want to. I go to bed around ten at night and get up between 5 and 7.
    Which is fine...Coffee is on

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    1. I'm trying to get on a regular schedule again, after that awful night shift. One of these days, I hope!

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  13. Jill's tap dancing sounds hilarious! (but probably not if you're trying to sleep.) I'll have to try that 'one two ...' on George because sometimes, usually last thing at night, he just wants to sit and stare at the moon at the top of the garden steps and I want to go to bed.

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    1. Make sure you have a long pause between the one and the two ... ;-)

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