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06 December 2008 @ 08:40 am
I don't like being tricked. Huh uh. Nope, I don't.  
Oh, dear heavens.

I'm working on day seven of sleep deprivation. If I've been weird or cranky this week, I'm gonna chalk it up to that. Married girls, do you know what I'm saying? It's really hard for me to go to sleep when hubs isn't there.

Now I realize that he sleeps more deeply that most people in comas, and that he starts a loud snore exactly 12 seconds after he turns out his light and his head hits the pillow (not an exaggeration, I've timed it), but there's something comforting about my big, dumb, blond Texan being in the bed next to me. Mostly, because I know when push comes to shove, that he could totally protect me from all enemies, foreign and domestic. But actually, it's habit. And the way my leg falls over his immediately, when we sleep is like, the BEST thing in the world..

Ahem. All mushiness aside, I've been getting offline about midnight, when no one is writing or I simply can't anymore, and then instead of sleeping, I go wandering around my house. I lay in bed and watch TV, do laundry, watch the lights of the Christmas tree... all manner of ridiculous things to be done in the wee hours of the morning. Last night, the last time I remember looking at the clock was around 1:15. And I thought, 'Oh, okay. Not bad. The boys might sleep til 7(*hysterical cackle*), and that's still decent.

Silly girl.

Every morning, we are awakened by our sweet black labrador retriever, Katie, who in 2 short months, will be 10. She's better than an alarm clock, because at 6:00, it's time for Kate to eat. Like, RIGHT THEN. No, you may not go to the bathroom. No, you certainly may NOT make coffee. Because at that time every morning Katie reverts back to puppydom, jumping and swirling and tail wagging and whining, to to be fed her breakfast. So when that happened this morning, I walked blearily to the garage and put her special, expensive lamb and rice dog food in her bowl, because really, I LOVE Kate. I'd do just about anything for her. She's on the short list of creatures on the planet that I genuinely like. So I let her outside and stumble back to bed for the 4 minutes it usually takes her highness for her morning constitutional, and as I'm crashing back on the pillows, I catch a flash of the alarm clock.

That says 2:15 a.m.

I had been asleep for an HOUR. ONE BLOODY HOUR. I'd been HAD.

If you can have a murderous look on your face for a dog, I did when I let her back in. And she knew it too, she slunk in and curled up penitently at the foot of the bed, and was still and quiet, for the 12 seconds before she started snoring.


Anyway, The prodigal husband returns this afternoon, and I cannot wait. I've missed the big lug, and tonight, I'm going to revel in the fact that he's there and can sleep soundly for the fist time in a week.

But mostly, I'm happy because giving Katie her 6 am feeding is HIS job, y'all.

Thank the Lord.
I feel:: freaking tired
I hear:: Eyes on Fire - Blue Foundation
O Demanding One: Express: Bear Hugglesheyurs on December 6th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You ended that with the most sweetness! ;D "It's his job, y'all." *huge grin* You poor Lovey, I'm sorry you've had such a rough time of it with your Texas lug being gone. But guees what? It's over! YAY! You'll see him in a few! *grabs you & dances* xD

Bless the boys' hearts. *squeezes them* x)

Your Katie is quite the spoiled chicken, huh? *pets her* *huge grin*

*big hugs for you* ♥

Carrie Leigh: writer coffeecarrie_leigh on December 6th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
It IS over. He'll be home in 9 hours. Can't wait.

And yes, Katie is the most spoiled girl in all of dogdom.

O Demanding One: Express: Big Mouth Surpriseheyurs on December 6th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)

*whispers* ---> I'm WAY behind at Si_Muove! O.O


Carrie Leigh: rosecarrie_leigh on December 6th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
I did the memories this morning and wondered where you were. :)
O Demanding One: Winter: Pitiful Roo & Tiggerheyurs on December 6th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)

I know! :O

I'm headed over there now. A couple of my girlies are upset with me...they say I spend too much time over there...I was even labelled, "Miss Si_Muove" by one. Eep! *hangs head* I had no earthly idea I was going to get this caught up. I told them that I didn't love them any less, that this was really fun and that maybe they should come play, too. *sigh*

Carrie Leigh: Wavy carriecarrie_leigh on December 6th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
I saw that. I didn't think it was very nice, actually.

However, everyone loves you! It's nice to be needed.
O Demanding One: Urs: Ursness  :)heyurs on December 6th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)

You did? Eep! I'm sorry. I got e-mails from a few others, too. I was glad they decided to put it in e-mail form... >.<

*warm fuzzies* Thanks for seeing it that way, hon. It is, but sometimes I don't have enough me's! x)

nbaeker: sam to be pouncednbaeker on December 6th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
We Si_muovers *love* you, darling.


you're wonderful, Urs. *more hugs*
O Demanding One: Express: Thankfulheyurs on December 7th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)

Thank-you, Sweetie. I appreciate that muchly. I love you folks, too. This has been such a fun experience to me. I usually can juggle everybody and what they need, but I have fallen behind a bit. >.<

*hugging you back* I needed these huggles. x) ♥

goeungurl: hugsgoeungurl on December 6th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
I genuinely LOLed at the 2:15 bit. Miss you!
O Demanding One: Express: Oops!  Poohheyurs on December 6th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)

I know! Poor Carrie. x) *hugs her*

*hugs you* :D

Mala13oct on December 6th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
*giggles* I love the way you ended the post.

Hooray for Nolan getting home soon!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
HOORAY, indeed. I don't know how you do it, being away from yours all the time.

Though I couldn't even phone him for a week, and that made it worse, I think.
Mala13oct on December 7th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
I may joke about things being easier when R's away, but I miss him terribly. He was a consultant when we first started dating, so I should be used to him being away by now, but no, I still hate it when he leaves.

Although not being able to call R would have driven me nuts. When he's away, we talk about twice daily minimum, and both kids have their good morning and good night calls as well. *shrugs*

How did Nolan find the whole Haitian experience? You must post about that. I'm really curious.
Carrie Leigh: holding handscarrie_leigh on December 8th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
I will post about it, once we get pictures. It's certainly something else.
nbaeker: sam rocksnbaeker on December 6th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh yay for him being home!! I *so* hear you.

Of course, the think that keeps me awake isn't a dog, but a 2 and a half year old boy. oi.

Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Boy is better than dog, in my opinion.
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco/Ginny Missing Youdragonsangel68 on December 7th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
I'm the same when hubby isn't here - can't sleep, can't get comfortable and I hear everything!

What is it about breakfast that turns mature dogs into puppies? My ten-year-old dog is exactly the same - we call his wiggling, tail-wagging routine his breakfast dance ;)

Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on December 7th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I slept for EIGHT hours last night. HEAVEN.
Celinaxoxrhapsodyxox on December 8th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Goodness! Sometimes I just can't even imagine becoming used to sharing a bed. The few times my boyfriend and I have taken naps together, I feel like I wake up every 5 seconds as I can't roll over or he's too warm.

How long did it take you to get used to sharing a bed?
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on December 8th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hm. Fot the first two years we were married, we had a queen size bed, and I wore earplugs to sleep because of the noise.

The we had a baby, and I couldn't wear earplugs, and didn't really sleep for 3 or 4 years. LOL

But now we have a king bed (totally the way to go) and I'm completely used to him. I dunno. But it certainly wasn't 6 months, I can tell you that!