Don't Eat The Potato Berries
I remember the alarm going off this morning.
I was sure it went off.
I rolled over and told Hoop it was time to start waking up. Usually he gives me some sort of reply, a mumble at least. But this time I got nothing. I turned to the dog as I scooted toward the end of the bed, cuddling my face into his neck. He didn't even stir. "Why am I so tired?" I thought as I was sitting on the pot. No matter. I turned on the shower and disrobed. Then it dawned on me. Something was really off. I could barely open my eyes. Shuffling back to the bedroom, I looked at the clock.
As in "the afternoon"? Shit, we're late! I looked outside. It was still dark. Obviously the clock was wrong. I picked up my cellphone. 11:59. What the fuck? What was the last thing I remembered doing? Hadn't I been watching a show? Yes, Lost. That ended at ten and then we turned on... South Park! That couldn't have been on any later than eleven. When that ended we went to bed. That means I've only been asleep for- an hour? No way. Confused and full of doubt, I stood there for a minute longer before finally crawling back into bed.
You know that feeling you get when you wake up earlier than you have to and then get to go back to bed? You almost feel like you've cheated the system, like you've stolen those extra fifteen/thirty/sixty (whatever) minutes of sleep. Now imagine realizing you have SIX HOURS more than you thought you did. Six whole hours! It was like having my birthday and Christmas all in one. Only better, because those people get screwed.
Daily Hoop Conversation:
(After watching "Into The Wild".)
Hoop: *Clutching stomach* Ohhhh.
Tink: Are you OK?
Hoop: No. I ate some bad berries.
Tink: Oh. I see.
Hoop: At lunch.
Hoop: They were fatal potato berries.
Tink: POTATO berries?
Hoop: It's not funny.
Tink: So... Do you forage for lunch often?
A good friend of mine, and fellow blogger, had a tragedy happen to her and her family this week. Do me a favor, go over to Nettie's blog and spread some love. She could do with a little extra attention today.
Have a splendiferous weekend Homebloys!