Monday, August 4, 2014
Never Put Anything Smaller Than Your Elbow In Your Ear .......
Monday again. Another sleep deprived Monday. An amazing thing happened Friday night. Oscar, the cantankerous old doxie, slept ALL NIGHT!
That is not to say that I slept blissfully through the night. I did wake at the times he would normally be whining for me to take him out. I admit that I did check to make sure he was breathing before I slipped back off to the land of slumber. It was almost like sleeping all night for me. I woke feeling quite rested. Oscar and I had a long talk about how very happy I was that we both got some sleep.
Saturday night was a nightmare. He got up three times before 1:30 and then all the dogs were up at 5:50. I gave up and got up, too. It makes the day unbearably long. I was lucky enough that He Who tows was kind enough to watch the store for 2 hours and I got a nap. Lucky, because he did not get a call that would have ended my blissful sleep.
So, all rested, I cooked up some tomato sauce using up all my ripe tomatoes. I threw in some of the shallots from my garden, as well as some basil, and oregano picked along the way. It smelled heavenly as it simmered. I even baked a loaf of bread to go along with the spaghetti dinner I had planned.
He Who finally came home from his latest tow. Before we could sit down and eat, though, he announced that a part of his hearing aid was stuck in his ear canal. I couldn't even see the thing. Apparently he had been digging in his ear, trying to dislodge it and only pushed it further in. I tried, with the aid of a flashlight and tweezers to grab it and pull it out. He tried and only succeeded in gouging his ear canal.
I suggested a trip to the nearest ER, but he declined. We ate and watched some TV, then went to bed. He did not complain once. I suppose he was hoping it would fall out while he slept. I offered to drive him to an ER before I let sleep envelope me ..........
Oscar, the dog was sleeping soundly, but something had wakened me. It was the light of the cell phone bobbing around the room. He Who sticks things in his ear was attempting to dress in the dark. I watched for a bit before I spoke. He seemed confused as he searched for a shirt.
All of his t-shirts are stained with grease and oil. I have hidden a couple for occasions just such as this, lest he simply grab one out of the store. He finally decided on one that had no stains on the front, but had an impressive streak of axle grease on the back. I thought about getting up and handing him a decent shirt until I looked at the jeans he had pulled on. He was all matched up. I was not going, so ..........
Wall-E, the wonder dog was leaping from bed to floor and back again. He aroused the other dogs and I headed out with Oscar in my arms, the other three at me heels. This accomplished, we all headed back to bed and slept until the master arrived home with empty ear canals some time later when we made another trip out of doors.
Now, lest you be wondering why He Who tows could not take the dogs out while his wife slept, let me set you straight! This never happens. The nightly potty run involves picking Oscar up and carrying him to the grassy yard. Oscar will try to bite him, despite the fact that he does not have the teeth to complete the task. As long as I am in sight, I am the only one allowed to tend to his needs.
As special as this makes me feel, it is sometimes a curse! A good night's sleep would be preferable.