6am

..,,and we’re up.

( Not really)

After a night of coughing I wish we could both get a few more hours sleep. The soundest sleeper here?

Diligent at her post by day, Sleeping Beauty at night!

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream…

It was a rather stormy day here at Undisclosed location today, with occasional breaks of sun.

I took advantage of the weather to do something I haven’t done in a while.

I napped.

I really never was good taking a nap. I remember my Mom telling me, “You don’t have to sleep, just close your eyes and rest.” While she was saying that, I had my back lightly scratched by her.It was my childhood version of Aleve PM.

As I got older, I found I would nap hard; that is, I would wake up from an alleged nap feeling like I just had five hours of sleep. and had that early wake up headache as a result.

Now, staring down the barrels looking at 58, I do what my doctors used to tell me through my cancers. It is something I always preached but seldom practiced. Listen to your body. If it’s tired, rest it. You’ll feel better for it.

Better late than never.

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Our night last night was rough. We are trying to figure out how to make her comfortable.

Tonight, I am going to try to stay up with my girl, and hopefully things will go a little better. I feel bad, because Jim tends to be up more than I am. He needs some sleep, so hopefully it’ll work out for the both of us. The weather is supposed to be wintery tomorrow. I hope things will have a little more improvement. Prayers and good karma for the Zush will be greatly appreciated.

Sunday Night

…and we are waiting for the winds and rain that are due to hit down here. It has been more like London than “Amity’ here.
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One hard part is that Zush is feeling the aches and it is so hard for me to try to get her comfortable, although after a little while she does quiet down and go to sleep. I didn’t take it personally after I got my body down to the floor next to her bed to massage some oil onto her and as soon as I was done, she gets up like nothing hurts her, and then moves to her next sleeping spot.

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So, gentle readers, keep my girl Zush, along with me in your thoughts. Care giving, be it canine or human, is rough, especially since they eventually can’t take me with them.

Drowsy Day

We were good today.

Up early, walking the fur girls, shopping, and then the storm front came in.


Zush had the right idea: nap time . 

Kasia must have felt the front coming through, because she kept waking the two of us up last night. Sometimes she’s an alarm for Zush, so we get her out to tap a kidney. Sometimes , not often, there’s a lot of traffic out front.Sometimes the weather front is coming through… you can try to figure what’s up with the girl, but you’ll lose sleep over that.

So good-night from now drizzly Townbank. 

Sleep tight!

Clock this Biologically….

So after doing time in Purgatory,aka my 10-6 shift, they decided to throw me a bone and put me on a 7-3 shift.

Of course, in anticipation of the return to regular hours, I couldn’t sleep, and finally fell asleep around 2:30.The alarms went off at 5am,and up I go to get the girls on the way.

We are in now, and the ferry traffic is picking up.the best part of all of this?

I get to leave at 3pm! 

 

Hurry Up and Wait…

Ah, the joys of relocation.

This time last year I was lamenting the fact that we had to get up tomorrow morning at 2am and make sure we were packed up to head back to the city. To add insult to injury, after we would unpack the car and walk the girls, we’d have, maybe, a half hour to lay down before I’d have to leave for work.

How times have changed.

I am watching folks in the neighbor hood throw their trash away in their cans, close their windows, pack their cars and kids up and head up Delsea Drive or the Garden State Parkway. It’s a step backward into the area I have come to love during the weekday, the area called QUIET.

Sure, It doesn’t hurt that I have two days off until I have to go back to the bakery, but, hey, it’s the first official weekend holiday of summer. I am not going to bed at 9:30. I am having an adult beverage.I can sleep in tomorrow.

Whoo-hoo!

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