Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Great Cereal Calamity

Dear John,

You missed a disaster last night. I'd told you that I was tired, but I didn't know how tired I was. I was following my usual bedtime routine. I got ready for bed and was sitting in bed reading and eating my bowl of cereal. I was so tired that I fell asleep while I was reading and eating, and dumped 2/3 of the cereal on the bed. The cold milk in my lap woke me up. Jethro pounced on the cereal and was wolfing it down as fast as he could. I was trying to scoop it up with my hands before it soaked through the sheet. It was quite a mess.

So instead of turning off the light and going quietly to sleep, I took the top sheet, blanket, and pillow case off the bed and put them in the laundry room. The bottom sheet had a 6-inch damp spot on it, so I put a towel over that. Then I got out a blanket, threw it over the bed, and went to sleep under it. Jethro and I camped out in the bed all night. I got up at 6:30 and started laundry, and finished it when I got home around 6. I really will try to do better tonight. I don't want to wash the sheets two days in a row. And it dawns on me now that it may be a good idea to have more than one set of summer (as in non-flannel) sheets. I was so tired this morning that I was eating Doritos in the car on the way to work, so I could stay awake to drive. Not a good beginning to a long work day!

See what trouble I get into without you? I haven't gotten rested up from January yet. I really have been running full-speed for six months now. In that time I've taken two complete days off to rest. And I have no idea when the next one will come. But at least I'm headed to bed earlier tonight. And all I have scheduled tomorrow is Jethro's yearly appointment with June at 11:00. So I can sleep in - theoretically, at least. The dog is waking me up at first light to go for a walk, and first light comes early in June. I forsee naps in my future.

I hope the rest of the evening goes without incident. And I hope Jethro doesn't expect cereal in the bed every night.

I love you with all of my sleepy, pea-picking heart!
Joan.

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