Thursday, October 25, 2007

Insomnia...

Good morning from a semi-sleep deprived author:) I sent the household to bed at 9pm, and found myself suddenly awake shortly before midnight! After tossing, I realized there is no one in bed with me...I can turn on the light and read! I couldn't go to the computer, as that would waken my daughter. So I sat up and finished The Brethren and I must say I don't have the awe I used to hold for the Supreme Court! I guess it was an uninformed awe...after all, aren't these the judges who uphold our Constitution and laws? Well....according to this book, the judges squabble among themselves; they have personal agendas ('scores' to settle with lower and former competitor judges), they nit-pick at different drafts of the opinions (final decision on the issue), and in general, act no better than anyone. Enough said; I'm not up on my Supreme Court Justices at the moment, and this was the '69-'75 court. A lot has changed, and I'd be interested in reading a book dealing with Sandra Day O'Connor's nomination and the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill scandal. Why? I was in college and didn't care; didn't watch the news; and what I did hear, I scoffed at. Yes, it brought sexual harrassment out of the closet. But sometimes it goes too far. Go ahead; tell me I'm wrong. I'm sleepy, and when I'm like this, I'm likely to say a bunch of bs...

Anyway, I finally finished the book around 2:30; snapped off my light and tried to return to sleep. All of a sudden, there is heavy breathing in my ear and my right arm is being stroked with a wet tongue. Surely hubby's not home...or a perverted intruder...I crack open my eyes; it's an hour later, and Lucky (Black Lab) is pleading with me to let her outside. So much for the weird sensation I was part of an e-book....oh wait...I wrote one!

Put her outside and returned to bed. No dreams. And then the phone rings. Did I mention I'm not a morning person? I get up, noting it's 6 O'F---ing clock.

"What..."

"Good morning:)" (It's hubby) "What's the weather say for tonight?"

"How the hell should I know? Let me start up the internet..."

In the meantime, I also put down the phone to shut off my alarm which will be going off soon, if it didn't already, and I don't remember hitting the 'snooze' button!

"Oh shit...that's right. K doesn't have his 7:00 class today...you didn't have to be up yet..."

"So what else is new? I've been up and down all night...weather says a chance of showers...Microcast shows rain at 3 pm...and maybe another chance around 11..."

"Well, they're going to try to work us tonight. I'm going to breakfast, then check into the motel so I can sleep. If they call us off, I might be home before you leave today. Otherwise, I'll see you on Friday."

So...I have a choice. I can return to bed, or I can start the coffee and read Kelly's installment. And I promptly recognize myself on AJ's blog.

It is now nearly 7:30. Time to run the high schooler to school and return for the 7th grader and my 3 little ones. Take my two to school, and entertain a 6-yr old and her 5-yr old brother until noon. And at 3:30, when everyone has packed, we meet my niece and deliver her kids, and then it's travel up to Lafayette to spend the night at Grandma and Grandpa's house!

Oh...and the Family Fun Night? I was an Iron Chef; the little ones were a ballerina, Spiderman, and a farmer! And since it was cold, we only stayed for 90 minutes! They played, we ate pizza, we drank hot chocolate, took pictures, and came home in time to watch Kid Nation.

Don't know if I'll post tomorrow or not, so don't panic if nothing appears:)

9 comments:

barbara huffert said...

I know being up and down like that is not at all funny but you sound so much like me that I'm laughing. In my case whenever I think I can finally go to sleep it's a very persistent curmudgeonly cat who thinks breakfast is served 24 hours a day on demand.

Molly Daniels said...

Glad someone appreciates my grumpy humor:) One of my best friends loves me for it:)

Kelly Kirch said...

Laugh when you can. Don't ignore humor, embrace it. And yes, it's okay to laugh in the midst of tears.

Moll, hope you find your swan wings when you need them.

Bronwyn's Blog said...

Sending you giant hugs. I second Kelly's wish for wings for you - remember your friends are always here for you! Hugs, hon!

Molly Daniels said...

Found out one of my mom's friends ordered the book in July, and is now singing its praises all over Danville:)

Returning (((hugs))) (did I do that right??) I'm going to need major amounts of caffeine for the trip tonight...Mom called and asked that I take my time...they have a church function, and could I please not arrive until 9:30??

Dinner at McD's tonight, instead of the van...whoo hoo...

barbara huffert said...

You'll learn as I have that all you need to do is open the door a tiny crack and all sorts of wonderful friends will slip in. I'm glad you still have some humor, even if it is grumpy.

There must be some place better than McD's for you to stop even with kids.

Molly Daniels said...

Our choices are, Wendy's, Arby's, or the McD's with the playscape. And given I've already been forewarned my niece may be running late, Mack Shack is the plce to be tonight:) Actually don't get to eat there too much anymore, so it's a treat...

Brynn Paulin said...

I commiserate with you. I finished my last writing project at 3:45 this morning and got up at 6 to get kiddos ready for school. It's a direct-line coffee day...

jackie rogers said...

OH Molly. And you were shaking your head at ME? Drink quite a few frappachinos...loaded with caffeine! Get the J. to take over for a while...run north to my place...we'll get drunk. ! two beers should do it! Next we will have MY j. Take us home and make him play uyncle J. freo awhile and then you can crash. we'll tell D. it was My fault! he he.

hugs dear.