the longest night

Tonight may be the winter solstice, but for the last four nights I have been woken up at two or three in the morning which in my mind blows tonight out of the water.

Last night it was a storm and a leaky ceiling that woke me up. Towels placed under the “drip, drip, drip, drip” didn’t do a thing to help me go back to sleep. I finally drifted off about 5:30 and of course woke up late for work.

The night before The Little Man woke up about 3:00am from a nightmare. Bad guys broke into the house and were tryijng to get him. Emmie explained he didn’t have to worry about that because if any “bad guys” even tried to get in the house, they would have to get through our dog Charlie . And if they were lucky enough to get passed him, they’d have to get passed me and my shotgun.

Tuesday night it was cats fighting and the night before Emmie woke up complaining that her heart was racing. It in fact was but I was able to talk her down off the ledge. We think she was freaking out over a final that morning. I guess that’s part of sleeping with a college girl.

I hope tonight is different. I’ve got a sinus infection that’s coincidentally been around since these middle-of-the-night-wake-ups started happening. Feels like it’s been one REALLY long night.

Here’s to hoping for uninterrupted sleep.
Happy Winter Solstice y’all.


Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull

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2 responses to “the longest night

  1. Yikes. Wishing you a good night’s sleep and a lovely holiday.

  2. Happy solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and may 2012 be filled with sound, restful, uninterrupted sleep.

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