A couple nights ago, I woke up around 3 am-ish. And didn't go back to sleep for a long time. I coughed, I flipped over, I poked Mark (gently) because he was snoring, I thought about the questions I was going to ask for the interview with Patsy and Kim. I thought about whatever it was that I should have done the day before, or what I should do the next day. Wished the stupid dog would stop stretching and scratching the wall -- Mojo starts out curls in a ball, then as he gets warm, he stretches out, then he rolls over onto his back, then flips over onto the other side. Unfortunately sometimes this means his legs get sorta crunched up against the wall or the side of the bed or me, if he's sleeping on the bed when Mark is out of town. Then he starts dreaming and kicking his legs, scratching whatever they happen to be pushed up against...
But. Eventually I fell asleep, only to have a freaky dream.
I was in a house, at night, my house, I guess, but not exactly the one I am living in now. It was dark. I went out the front door and looked around the neighborhood. All the houses in the neighborhood were either under construction or boarded up.
So I was watching some construction or something at one of the houses down the street when I heard a gentle moo. And then another one.
I went inside and closed the storm door, just as a heifer came around the corner of the house and looked in at me. I slammed the door, had a lot of trouble trying to get it to latch.
There was more mooing from the heifer, except it was louder and much much meaner sounding.
I finally got the doors latched, but the cow started kicking at the door. I backed away from the door, listening to this ferocious mooing and kicking.
Then I woke up.
Eventually I gave up, got up, and went downstairs. I turned on the tv and read until probably around 7 am, when I finally fell asleep.
I slept until about 7:20, when my family started getting up.
What a really great start to the day.
the daily alaska...
Thor doesn't seem to realize he's not in Arizona any more. And yes, it is snowing.