Forgive me but last night was such a classic example of my inability to sleep through a night that I just had to share.
It had been a fairly normal Friday evening with everyone having been engaged in some social or sporting activity, all those old enough to have a drink had done so, but not to excess and everyone was tucked up in bed uncharacteristically early by normal standards, at 11pm.
So far so good.
I was awoken at 2.44 (I know this because I looked at the clock as soon as I opened my eyes), by the unmistakable sound of someone being sick. My husband was fast asleep beside me, so I knew it wasn’t him. My first thought was that the instructions I’d given my youngest son, on how to heat a spicy chicken pizza, must have been lacking, my second was, that one of my older sons must have drunk more than I’d realised. I get out of bed to investigate only to find that all 3 boys are fast asleep and certainly not being sick. I go to check on the dog, but she is out for the count too. And, yes, she is a useless guard dog!
Back in bed I hear the noise again. This time I look out of the bedroom window and seeing various cars outside a neighbour’s house,decide that one of their guests must have been ill in the street. Nice.
Back in bed again, I try to get back to sleep,only now there is another noise…purring, above my head.
There is a very tall tree that overhangs our bedroom roof and our bed is directly under the slope…I now know that, when sleeping, squirrels purr!! Sweet, if it wasn’t so damn annoying to be kept awake by so many other living creatures.
True to form, husband, sons,dog and the bloody squirrel, were bouncing around full of energy this morning, whilst I felt like I’d been out on the town all night!
The menopause has a lot to answer for!