Worst Night’s Sleep, Ever

9:00 pm | I went to bed and fell asleep easily.

12:05 am | I woke up coughing. I mentally kicked myself for mowing the yard without wearing a mask. Pollen season in Middle Tennessee is high at 10.4 and mowing only works to stir up what may have settled a bit throughout the day. I don’t know where our masks are though. Next time I’m wearing a bandana.

I downed a glass of Alka Seltzer cold medicine and the last time I looked at the clock before I fell asleep it was 2:22 am. Why up so long? The coughing woke up the husband and we had conjugal relations. I wasn’t complaining it about then, but I am now. It’s Tuesday for heaven’s sake, not Saturday when we could sleep in, and we’re not in our 20s anymore.

4:27 am | I don’t know what time I fell asleep but I was sleeping hard. I woke with a start to the sound of a pack of coyotes yelping in the back yard. Even the earplugs I wear couldn’t block out the noise. Josie, our border collie/Australian shepherd mix, jumped on the bed, afraid and confused. I got up, turned on the bathroom light, and the coyotes instantly quieted. It was weird.

5:05 pm | The baby (our grandson who lives with us) cried for less than 30 seconds.

5:20 am | The husband’s alarm went off. He turned it off, mumbled something incoherent, and fell back asleep. He’s still asleep.

5:27 am | My alarm went off while writing this blog.

5:57 am | It’s time to get up and start this day that started hours ago.

Prediction: who wants to bet I’ll be taking a nap in my car at noon during lunch?

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