I was in a green, all kinds of green, forest. Pine trees all around; it was foggy and I couldn't see very well. Looking for something, and feeling like I was being watched.
Yet I wasn't afraid.
Where is he? I know he's here...
Hmmmm. I roll over and sigh....
(distant ringing brings me to semi-wakefulness, where my mind starts ranting, and I start reaching for my bedside phone...this had better be good)
Unfortunately, the answering machine goes off too, and now I have to get out of bed and go get the other phone so that I can hear whoever it is that is calling.
I look at the clock, blinking, trying to focus. 7:00 am. Who the hell is calling at 7:00 am, when I don't have to be up....
Oh, my god! 7:00 am! The kids have school today! Nolan's ride is coming at 7:30!
Guess no one is showering this morning.
I call back the # that is on my phone, as it is Nolan's ride. His friend asks to speak with him, and I am slapping at covers and shaking my boy as I hand him the phone. Ha, he wants to be treated like a bigger kid, welcome to the world of instant-wake-up-and-be-coherent. "Hmmphf," he manages to grunt at me, as I hand him the phone. "It's for you."
I did get quite a bit of pleasure out of that. Too much. Heehee.
Somehow, I managed to scramble everybody out of bed, into clothes, throw something down for breakfast, out the door.
Audrey and I went for the morning snuggle. That turned into, "Mommy! No sleeping!"
"Hmmphf." I twist my head into the pillow some more.
"Mommy!" she pokes at me, playfully.
I was up late the night before finishing a book, so I decided to get up. It's not her fault I was plowing through pages at 1:00 am.
No rest for the wicked....