Monday, August 18, 2008

It's too early for me to make sense.

Dadgummit, it's 4:30 in the a.m.

And here's why.

I am woken up from a sort-of-nice but way too hard to explain dream, by a whining dog. Thinking that said dog needs to go outside to potty, I tell him, "Good boy, Bear!" and let him out. Noticing that he stops right outside the back door to drink from the outside water bowl, I wonder if there's water inside.

Why no, there's not. Thanks for checking.

I contemplate waking Daughter Number One, as watering the dogs is her job, and if I'm up at 4 in the a.m., shouldn't she be too?

Please note that I did not wake Daughter Number One, mostly because I didn't feel like dealing with Zombie Princess from Sleepy Town.

While checking the dogs' water, I see dog poopy in the living room. Thank goodness I didn't step in it.

Can't pick up the poopy yet cause I'm about to tinkle in my very own drawers, so I high-tail it back to my bathroom.


NOW I go back to pick up the dog poopy, which I somehow feel is Daughter Number One's fault, since she's the reason I had to get up at 4-something because My Darling Bear was thirsty.

OH! I almost forgot because I'm half asleep. I'm dying of thirst so I open the refrigerator to get a swig of Diet DP, and guess what! Fridge is not running.


Fortunately, I know the trick - the GFCI (or GCFI or GIFC or whatever) switch in the kitchen has kicked off AGAIN, and all I have to do is reset it. At 4 in the a.m.

So I take a moment to wonder if God had Wonder Dog wake me up at just so I could turn the fridge back on. But that thought-process becomes way too philosophical way too quickly, so I just get out the laptop to write about it instead.

While Bear sleeps on my pillow.

Where I should be.

I'm gonna go kick him off now.


Dana said...

Oh My! what a way to start the day!!
well.. you can look at it this way....
It's Gotta get better! :)

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

I'll follow my own suggestion and not say anything nice: What a pain in the neck! Yuck! :)

Christine said...

Oh dear girl, I hope that you got to fall back to sleep before the rest of the fam woke up!

Kristen said...

Oh, how I've missed reading your funny posts! I've been in the same situation with our dog and the 11 year old son!!! And, I would definately be popping open a Diet Dr Pepper as well!