[Subtitled: What Comes Around Goes Around, Dear]
• Zen-Den and I worked outside in the yard this weekend. We also cleaned the screens and put them into 20+ windows. Then we washed and repainted portions of the screened-in porch. In between doing all that, we shopped for deck and patio furniture in brick-&-mortar stores and online.
We were busy, and I was exhausted by bedtime. So exhausted, in fact, that after I got ready for bed and sat down on the edge of our bed, I forgot to lie down to go to sleep. Really. I just sat there.
So Zen-Den, who was already in bed, said real sweetly: “Don’t you want to lie down now? You’ll sleep better.”
My addled brain liked that idea so I just leaned over, eyes shut, ready to plop myself down on my comfy pillow. But Mr. Shenanigans pulled my pillow away from my side of the bed just as my weary self went thunk. And suddenly, realizing that something was very wrong, I bounced right out of bed– wide awake.
And what do I see? The Hubster holding my pillow and laughing his fool head off. Because it was just. that. funny. to him to see me go from dead tired to live wire in a nanosecond.
Oh, yea! He’s a card… must be from St. Louis…
• I slept in this morning— didn’t even hear the alarm go off. It’s no big deal because today my schedule is very flexible– I’ll get to where I need to go when I get there. And all will be well with the world.
However, Z-D must have gotten up very early– and on his way out the door he must have put a load of laundry into the washing machine. Then not wanting to wake me, he must have started the machine using its timer function. Meaning that one hour later the washer automatically turned itself on.
Or at least I’m hoping that is what he did… because no one left me a note telling me to expect a very loud machine with a tendency to clunk to start. working. spontaneously. when I was sitting in the soothing early morning quiet sipping my coffee.
Which it turns out I don’t need to help me wake up when a loud unidentified sound comes from the laundry room– and causes my system to produce enough adrenaline to keep me alert for– oh, I don’t know— years.
Thanks, honey. You’re a