Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nighttime Adventures

Something really strange happened last night around 12:30 a.m.  I've gotten into the habit of moving to the downstairs bedroom during the night, as I often have a hard time falling back to sleep around 2 or 3 a.m.  That way, if I'm tossing and turning I don't disturb the sleep of the Dear One.

Last night I woke up a little and realized that the quilts were quite rumpled.  I like my covers to be smooth, so I started adjusting them, smoothing them out.  It seemed that there was a layer of quite rumpled quilts to my right, so I reached out to straighten them and my hand encountered a body!  I shrieked!  And that woke both us of up.  I was still in our bed with Jim, not in the downstairs bedroom alone.

He claims I mauled him somewhat, although I have no memory of that!

I apologized, hoping he could go back to sleep without too much trouble, and I went downstairs to finish the night in the spare bedroom.  My heart was pounding from the fright I'd had, but after a while I calmed down enough to go back to sleep.

It reminded me of another funny incident that happened during the night many years ago.  I must have been having some weird dream, because I suddenly sat up in bed, took my pillow and whacked Jim over the head.  That woke him up, of course.  And in a pitiful voice he asked, "Why did you do that?"  And that woke me up.

Who knows what will happen when you go to sleep!

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