As I write this I am laying in my snugly warm bed. It is actually quite nice here, apart from the fact that I am awake, it is 3am, and the Worm is making enough noise to disturb the sleep of people 3 doors over.
The Worm is safe in her bed, although she’s not happy, The Farmer is away with work. Worm’s room is lovely and warm, she has a water bottle in her bed in case she’s thirsty, and both her Lambie & Taz (the bedtime snuggle toys of choice) are with her, she has nothing to be upset about, yet still she crys out. Maybe she had a nightmare, maybe shes lonely, I’m not sure what’s woken her, however I do know that if I enter the room, the only way to stop her crying will be to give her some Mama Milk. This will lead to a demand in following nights, for the same thing. If the Farmer were here, he would go in to check she’s ok, I however don’t have that liberty, unless I want to feed her, which considering I am trying to reduce the amount of Mama Milk she gets isn’t in the plans.
So as I lay here I realised that there is a few benefits of being awake when the rest of the world (apart from Worm & the people in the surrounding houses) sleeps.
1) Twitter is rocking! There is a whole new load of people to chat to at 3am, friends located in the Northern Hemisphere are going about their normal business, and here I am awake to read all about their dodgy lunches, horrible bosses, and view the selfies taken of their wardrobe that morning.
2) Candy Crush – I’ve had 30 minutes of uninterrupted crushing, with a full 5 lives to get through. I even had the good fortune of finally getting through a particularly hard level.
3) Catching the dog in the act – we have 2 dogs, when Worm was born both became dedicated outside creatures (previously the little dog was allowed inside, but the big Kelpie has always been an outside animal) In the big January floods & storms up here I started letting them both inside, and now they feel they are entitled to sleep indoors. The little dog has resumed her seat at the end of my bed, and the Kelpie has her own dedicated bed right next to the bed on the floor.
For some weeks now I have suspected that the big dog was jumping onto the bed in the middle of the night without me knowing, however I had no evidence as each morning at 6am when I woke she was curled up on her bed.
However obviously she was not expecting any 3 am wake up either as I’ve caught her snuggled under the doona, on The Farmers side – I would never have noticed her there!
4) Quiet time to write! With my life jam packed full of fun & adventure I struggle to find quiet. I’ve noticed that any writing I get to do is fast & messy, trying to fit a weeks worth of ramblings into one post.
Tonight I had time to think & although this is a weak post it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. I know that I often complain about being tired, or the Worm not sleeping but tonight I’m not complaining about that. I’m seeing the silver lining tonight & enjoying some quiet time.
Worm has now settled & been quiet for the past few minutes. It’s time again for me to switch the phone off & re-join the land of nod.