Ever heard that expression, "I'm too tired to sleep." ? It is a condition I now find myself in.
After locking the door to the store last night at 7:00, I took the animals out and tossed some logs on the fire and lay down with my favorite flannel comforter and pillow. Closed my eyes... sleep would not come. Made myself a cup of herbal 'sleepytime' tea. That was a mistake.... made me pee all night. I was still very much awake when Drew came home at 11:44. The animals were on their best behaviour last night, but every little sound was magnified and I could not sleep.
Love of my life has to sleep with white noise. No noise machine for us. Every year he buys a new box fan; the loudest running one he can find. They only last about a year before the motor dies. I don't know why he needs this, he can't hear anything. Even with this fan, that I liken to the sound of a jet taking flight, I still hear everything. I heard Drew go to the bathroom at 2:00. I heard the door hinge squeak. He left the door open and didn't turn on the light. I heard him pee. I heard him carefully close the door, the hinge squeaked again and then, though I am sure he tried hard not to, the door clicked when it shut. From there he went to the wood stove and pulled open the door--it squeaked, too. Then I heard him go to the fridge and raid his private stock of Reeses. I heard the paper rip. I smelled the chocolate and peanut butter as he got back into the bed. I heard him swallow!
This morning I strolled through our home, coffee in one hand, WD-40 in the other. I have really big hopes for tonight. I thought about sleeping in the guest room, but the dogs would insist on going with me........ I thought about sleeping pills, but I hate the way I feel the next day.......... I have even considered putting pillows on the phone and disconnecting the buzzer to the store door and taking a nap, but the coffee has kicked in. I am determined to sleep tonight!