You know that feeling you get when the phone rings late at night.... or even worse the door bell rings?
You know that heart pounding adrenaline release as you panic until you know what is going on?
Well, let me digress for a minute.
I have mentioned my nicotine addicted Mom who can't just quietly shoot up in the bathroom, right?
No, we are all so happy and proud , (really, we are), that she no longer smokes in the house, and it has drastically cut down on her smoking.
Of course, this requires her sneaking out quietly for the last cig of the night...
All good right?
Enter into evidence, me finally getting 2 sick kids to sleep at about 9:15pm.
Psychotic yellow lab does her usual freak out of barking at 9:30pm because Hubby (her daddy), isn't home, and SHE is the alpha dog who must now protect me from every car that drives by.
Then, a very tired Dad (grandpa to dog and kids), comes downstairs to settle down insanely barking dog.
At 9:45pm Dad retreats, dog now asleep at my feet, while I finish off a good book.
10:29pm Apparently, Mom has quietly crept outside to do the dirty deed.
10:30pm I get up to check journals and decide rather than take half a pain pill I would drink 1 Corona Light beer, should help me relax and fall asleep with cold medicine already on board.
Dog sleeping and snoring in family room....
DING DONG DING DONG DONG DING....
(we have one of those doorbells with the actual hanging brass pipes...)
Dog goes bezerk and my heart is now in my chest, I run toward door and get to living room and foyer find door OPEN, and then see my Mom, cigarette in hand, whispering (no point of that really), 'Ooops I leaned on the door bell!'
I grab the brass hangy chime things to stop the residual bonging sound...
My buzz. Gone. My quiet sleeping insane psychotic yellow lab? Gone.
So, let dog out, she barks and howls and barks some more. I have to now calm her down with food.
And, again, did I mention, my nice sleepy buzz is gone???
Replaced with heart pounding ADRENALINE!!!! NOT CONDUCIVE TO SLEEP????!!!!!
So, I am reading emails and journals.
ps... I hope I made you chuckle! ;-D