Friday, January 6, 2017

Always is Always until it's Not


Thursday night I fell asleep instantly (rarely happens), I woke up freezing, got up to put a 2nd blanket on the bed, fought with it, think dual king blanket. Turned to cover up Jake because if I am cold he is cold, he is not in his chair.

I walk down the hall, he is on the sofa in a tight ball shivering. I cover him up walk back down the hall and straight ahead is the reason we are shivering. Bob's bathroom window is all the way up, it is 62 degrees and the air is whipping down the hall.

I go back to bed and can't get comfy, I realize my neck hurts because Bob has MY pillow and I have his. I  sleep with 1 fat pillow and a really flat one on top, which fits my neck PERFECTLY. if I don't I get a head/neck ache.

I toss, I turn, I rearrange pillow. I listen to Bob breathing. he doesn't snore , but when his allergies are bad he sounds like a small steam engine... puh! puh! puh! ...puh! puh! puh!
I feel my breathe synchronizing  with his.. puh! puh! puh! I try to control my breathing and ignore his.
You are thinking, wake him up and swap pillows, HE Can't Hear Me...no hearing aids at night.

I lay staring at the ceiling until 12:40 and fall asleep.

1:30 Bob gets up and goes to his bathroom. I am so dopey by then I don't think to swap pillows while he is up. Returning to bed, he falls instantly asleep. I can tell because he is back to the aforesaid
puh! puh! puh!  Now I am awake again listening to his puh! puh! puh with my neck hurting.

I start to doze, and I hear click! click! click! down the tile hall. The sound of Jake's claws returning to his chair by our bed. I get up and cover him.

It  is now 2 AM and I fall asleep sometime after 2 am after  I throw off the 2nd blanket because with the window now closed, I am way to hot.

This is a problem causing me to struggle trying to tug it out from under Bob's arms which are clamped on top of the blanket.

At 4 AM Bob comes into the bedroom and says
Are you getting up?
I mumble.. No,
He says.. What? Did you have a bad night?
YES! the Night From H.E, Double LL

If you are still with me, you may be wondering at the title of this post
"Always is Always until it is not."
Bob Always closes the windows, He did not
I always walk to his side of the giant bed and make sure his pillow is in his spot and mine is in mine. I did not.
Jake always sleeps in the chair, in 11 plus years has never slept anywhere else. He did not.
Not doing the always creates the perfect storm to proving
Always is Always until it is NOT.. and a sleep deprived night for me. 


22 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Cue "The Twilight zone" music. I was so drawn into your slice of life. And here is what is kind of goosebumpish...All of these things went different on the SAME night. What are the odds. Call Rod Serling.

jandi said...

yup, it is the exception which proves the rule.... hope you have a better night tonight...

Mildred said...

This is hilarious! Sorry it was such a frustrating, sleepless night.

crafty cat corner said...

what a fabuous post. I often have nights like this and so can sympathize. Living in a colder climate here thoughI think 62 degrees is not cold but I can see how you would feel that as cold because of course your weather is so much warmer than out generally.
We have our own pillows as well and all of the cats have their own spots each night. We seem to all be creatures of habit don't we?
Hope you're feeling a bit brighter now.
Briony
x

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Sorry you had a bad night. I often have trouble sleeping, my neck feels awful. I wish I had some magic pillow to help me sleep. It is chilly here this morn, I had to put on a sweat jacket to be warm. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

At 62 degrees, I would have thrown the windows open wide!! Our high yesterday was 8 degrees. Even at that, our bedroom window was open about an inch for the night. Hope you get a nice long nap today!!

Best,
Bonnie

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

forgive me for chuckling but its your fault for the composition of the narrative. I was with you every step of the way.

LindyLou Mac said...

A bad night for you all, but it does make me smile. Thanks for an amusing post.

Gail said...

May tonight be a restful night.

Madi and Mom said...

That was a night from HE double hockey sticks. Geez a sleepless night is the worst. Do not come up here this weekend. We are expecting 87 tons of snow here tonight and tomorrow we sure do hope we keep power and we have single digit temps predicted for Sat and Sun night. Love the title Always is Always until it is not....sista that is the truth. It takes one thing out of sync to domino everything else.
Hugs Cecilia

Mevely317 said...

I'd laugh out loud, but for some too close-to-home moments. I HATE being awake several times throughout the night because I'm too warm or too cold.
In fact, I was scowling at the state of our own bed pillows this morning. Tom seems to be really adaptable, but I have to have a fat/flat duo .... whose synchronicity is ailing.

PS - My heart smiled at your making sure Jake was tucked in, too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, what a night! Sorry about that and I don't know about you but a night like that just changes the next day......

SweetMarie said...

sorry about your rough night, but I think you have the start of a mini series here. lol you're a great story teller. :) hopefully you got all the weirdness out of the way in one night.
6 to 10" of snow for us tomorrow. hopefully I'll get some good pics or video of the pups. :)

Ann Thompson said...

I hate having nights like that. At least you didnt have to get up. I would have loved the 62 degrees

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I would call that night a nightmare! I have too many of those terrible nights, and it sure makes one tired! My kids say I puh puh weirdly also...no snoring lol

Dory and the Mama said...

I'm sorry...but you had me giggling 1/2 through the post because I have soooo had those nights. The ones where it seem the moons have aligned to keep you up half the night and the title is so very fitting!

Ruth Hiebert said...

And I thought I had some rough/sleepless nights.LOL

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness...I know that puh, puh, puh so well. Roger used to snore, sometimes till you could hear him outside. He hardly ever snores now, and when he does it is lightly.

Anyway, I am just now getting to it and so many times I look at your post first thing. May not comment when I first look but this is one day I didn't look and so wish I had.

This has been a fun read!

pattisjarrett said...

Oh, nights like that are awful. I know what you mean needing a special pillow set-up. Hope you get some rest.

Linda P said...

Sorry you had a bad night that night, but the way you wrote up the experience made me smile. Hope all is well with you, Bob and Jake, especially doggie who must feel it when he's cold.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I think we had all had some nights like that, Sandra.

Deb said...

not a fun night...have had a few of those...I never understand when Hubby grabs my pillow before I go to bed...I never ever grab his...I like my pillows a certain way to sleep and his are completely different...he is also a cover hog...sometimes I just get up and get another blanket cause if I wake him up he will start watching TV loudly and then I won't be able to sleep...oh the joys....hope you don't have anymore restless nights...