.First of all, this cartoon just tickled me today ....
I have been having trouble with my sleep for a few days. It has been mostly because of the residual discomfort from the fall on Friday. I'm not hurting very bad, but I am uncomfortable, achy, the bruises tender. I've been waking several times each night, having to reposition myself to ease the pain. Most of the time I've gone back to sleep quickly, but a few times took an hour or more to be able to drop off again. So I'm sleep deprived, which doesn't help the body healing.
I was sleeping so well last night. I didn't wake once! Well, until 4:30ish, when I was awakened by one of the dogs running up the length of my body, right over all the bruises on my legs, and coming to rest on my chest! It was Jazi. And she was shaking, trembling like crazy. I suspected she heard something that sounded like thunder, because that is the only thing I've noted to cause her to shake like that. I cuddled her to me, but the shivering wouldn't quit. I was drifting off when I heard a click or beep kind of noise, and Jaz shivered harder. I listened without hearing it again. Drifting off, heard it again and Jazmyn shook harder.
I tiredly thought about what it could be, but I just couldn't identify it. I sat up in bed to listen and try to identify a direction, but I couldn't tell. It was just one little noise, then silence. After about 20 minutes, I finally realized it is similar to the kind of sound that reminds you there is a message on your cell phone. I checked it, but no, it wasn't that. I started looking around to see what else might make warning sounds. Suddenly, it hit me. It was the smoke detector! It turned out to be the carbon monoxide detector. I replaced the batteries. I suspect one of the batteries was not making good contact, because they all tested good, but I figured it was safer to just replace them.
By this time, it was almost 5:30, and I was wide awake. I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't. However, the dogs?? All sound asleep, even Jazi. My dogs are weird! I guess I shouldn't complain. Not everyone has a backup warning system to the fire/carbon monoxide detectors!
And then I saw this cartoon. Yeah.
And a few minutes ago, they were showing the new First Dog on the morning news. Lolita was the only dog in the room, but when they showed the photo of Bo, she leaped off the couch, ran across the room, put her paws on the entertainment center, and closely eyed the pictures on the screen. While she was there, her head cocked from side to side, and her tail was wagging. I'm guessing she approves!
Uh-oh. The Duggers are making an announcement in a few minutes. Sheesh. When will they stop? I love children, but this seems over the top to me. I know they aren't depending on any external support for their family, and I'm not criticizing (not exactly), but just wondering .... why??? I figure this news might be about the son who recently married. Perhaps he and his wife are expecting. Oh, goody, another generation! Well, we'll find out in a few minutes.
The pups have been very cuddly recently. (Speaking of the dogs, I'm one to talk about overdoing it, aren't I???) Little Lola has become noticeably affectionate. She has never been standoffish but I think she has just realized or accepted that this is forever. She often comes bouncing onto the couch and snuggles up with me. She stays for several minutes before bounding off to her next adventure. She used to stay with me a minute or less per "visit." The others have been more lingering with their snuggle time, too. Maybe it is spring??
Alright, I gotta get outta here. I have company arriving tomorrow or Wednesday for a week, and I have a few more things to do in preparation. Hope everyone has a good week!