The moon is full.
And chocolate chips are 'hiding' in the freezer.
This equals disaster for dreams.
They can't imagine and dance and, well, dream. There is no sleep happening.
Apparently a full moon makes people crazy and werewolf like. This is true for the posse. And me.
And chocolate-my demise-is 'full' of this stuff called 'caffeine'. If you have too much, or in some cases, just a handful at 9pm, it causes sleep to be elusive.
So it's been a long week.
Not in the 'It's been such a LOONNNGGG week-I'm-ready-to-start-over' kind of way. Just in the 'I've hardly slept at all it feels like one loonnggg day' kind of way.
Two 'caffeinated' (let's use that term lightly) nights that followed a day of skiing and a day of working. And today was another day of working. At 6am. Careful NOT to eat ANY chocolate last night, sleep was still elusive as the anxiety about waking up on time forces my eyelids open every hour.
It was also elusive because of this sweet girl.
130am 'HACK HACK HACK'
132am 'COUGH COUGH COUGH'
135 'HACK HACK HACK'
200 'HACK HACK HACK'
At this point it's obviously not going to stop by itself. The realization should have come sooner-but it was only 3 hours before the alarm went off!! Staying in bed to try and sleep seemed rational (it wasn't). Also, there is no cough syrup in the house. Sickness rarely visits this house in a way that calls for medicine.
Honey works well for sore little throats and coughs.
(Sis did NOT mind this)
We have Vick's. The menthol-ly greasy rub. When put on the bottoms of feet covered in socks coughs disappear. Lesson learned three years ago. Never used again-still have the Vicks.
Squinting in flashlight light (It's incomprehensible when people turn the light on at 2am) I look for an expiration date. There was none.
Sweet, patient talking is not my forté at 2am-did the best I could and talked the Princess into letting me rub her feet and put socks on 'But my feet are not cold!' (vigorously shaking head) and let me rub a little bit on her chest. 15 minutes later we heard
235 'cough cough'
Until the 430 alarm for the RN and the 530 alarm for the barisata.
The day is almost over. The weather is beautiful and my body is aching for a run outside but that pillow is looking D E L I G H T F U L.