Friday, May 4, 2012

That Last Hour

If you get up early in the morning, you understand how important that one hour, before you get up, is. You cherish that hour. That's when you get your best sleep, right?  Last night as I was laying in bed wondering if I could make it that last hour without going to the bathroom, Skeeter (my weenier dog) decided that SHE need to go out. I threw back the blankets and went to let her out.

As I was waiting on her to come back in, ( I swear I do believe she took the long tour of the neighborhood.) I noticed that it was lightning. We have had thunderstorms skirt around us for the last few days, so I just assumed that that was what it was. FINALLY Skeeter came back in. ( I do believe she was wearing a lei.) I went back to bed thinking that I could get in the last 45 mins. Then I remembered the lightning. I had clothes on the line. ( Don't judge me! They were still damp!) I figured that if it was just going to be a small, gentle rain, I would leave them out there. I love the feel of clothes that have been rained on. (Or at least I HEARD that they feel good. Cough, cough.) So I check the radar and notice that we had some pretty good storms coming our way. So I get back out of bed and go out and take the clothes down. (Yes, they were still damp.)

I go back in the house and hang them on chairs and door knobs all over the place so that they wouldn't get that moldy smell. Ok, MAYBE I can get the last 20 mins of sleep in.( Hey, sleep is important!!!!LOL) I go back and lay down. Then as I snuggle back under my blankets, I remember my poor little tomato plants that were sitting on the back of our four wheeler. I had put them outside yesterday so that they could get a little extra sun. 

I fling back my blankets and get up. Put on my house coat and go out and get my plants and bring them back inside. Maybe, MAYBE, I could get a little more sleep. I go and dry my feet off and get back in bed. I just lay down and get comfortable and........Yep, you guess it. The alarm clock went off.

I guess it's time to get up.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, sleep deprived.

10 comments:

Cat said...

Been there, done that. Except it's not a wiener dog, it's a German Shepard that thinks cats, deer, random rodents, and possibly leaves are grounds for a full scale bark attack to make sure I get up and check...

Cat

Modern Day Redneck said...

I just quit fighting it anymore. It seems like that last few minutes of going back to sleep make me more tired than if I would have stayed up.
Good story.

Jenna said...

Grr... I hate when that happens. But I'm sure your tomato plants were grateful! :)

Anonymous said...

lol, i have more days like yours than i can count..and i follow a list of things everyday so i dont get off track..but i know how it is. it is like going to a room to get something, forgetting what ya went after, and getting sidetracked doing something else-except it is all the day long interruptions like that. oh well, it is those interruptions that sometimes (and quite often) make life interesting.

Anonymous said...

lol, i have more days like yours than i can count..and i follow a list of things everyday so i dont get off track..but i know how it is. it is like going to a room to get something, forgetting what ya went after, and getting sidetracked doing something else-except it is all the day long interruptions like that. oh well, it is those interruptions that sometimes (and quite often) make life interesting.

Razzberry Corner said...

Lol, and all that happened before your day officially started! I'm always awake, watching for the alarm clock to wake me at 0430, mad because I'm not asleep. I don't know why I wake before the alarm every morning. And then I usually stay in bed till 5, knowing I can get away with getting up at 5. But 4:30 would have made me early. But at 4:30 am I don't care about being early! Even though I'm already awake, it just feels good to stay in bed that extra 30 min. Maybe I should just set my alarm for 5...

~Lynn

SweetLand Farm said...

hate it when mornings start off like that. the day never seems to end...
on a brighter note can't wait to see the pics of the new milking goat!

Happy Days said...

LOL, sorry you didn't get your last hour in!! The storms have been fierce! I hope you get that camera going soon. Your behind on your goat photos....debbie

Candy C. said...

Your post made me laugh! :)

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

We recently moved into our old farmhouse. I noticed two eye-hooks (I think that's what they're called--the things you hang horses' buckets from) in the laundry room. One is on the top of the door you enter, and the other is across the room on the top of the closet door. I realized that's what the farm wife used to use as a clothesline when it was raining outside. So I attached two clips to a rope so I can unclip it and take it down when I don't need to use it. Now all I have to do is get my outside clothesline put up and stop using this dryer!