The Accidental Napper

Yesterday, Shaun came home from work early as he wasn’t feeling very well.  All night he was up and down, tossing and turning and muttering how awful it was that he couldn’t get to sleep.  Consequently, I didn’t get any sleep either.  (There are times that I can really see the beauty of twin beds…or better yet, separate rooms!)

When I got up with the girls at five thirty this morning, Shaun was sleeping like a baby.  When I left for work just before eight, he was still peacefully slumbering away. (Yes, you may congratulate me for being strong enough to allow him to continue sleeping soundly.  Because, believe me, I was highly tempted to wake him up!) When I came home this afternoon, I found that my Beloved had called in sick to work.  Instead of languishing away on the couch with a box of tissue and the remote control like a normal sick person, Shaun comfortably dressed in his robe.  He barely had time to say hello to me as he was in the midst of some sort of intense quest while in WoW .  I just shook my head at him and went upstairs to deal with all the after school stuff that needed dealing with. 

Later on in the afternoon, Shaun and I took a moment to reconnect while laying on our bed as we often do. (These are officially known as Three Minute Hugs.  I’ll have to tell you all about them someday…although maybe not until next year) I made the fatal mistake of pretending to look somewhat interested in one of his WoW stories.  Fatal, because once he starts talking about his favorite game, I simply can not get him to stop.  I usually endure his tirades  heroic tales  endless explanations by thinking about something else.  Like taking out the trash, that new book I’m reading or even what shapes the textured walls could be forming. 

Today, I was just thinking and…the next thing I knew, Shaun was trying to tickle my upper lip and accusing me of faking sleep.  (You know, because we would never, ever do that!)  Um…yeah….I was faking it. That’s exactly what happened. 

I wouldn’t want anyone to think that their endless droning about fighting off some sort of imaginary trolls so you could collect their ears and sell them or get points or something, could put me to sleep.  Could that really have been what he was chattering on about?  I must have been dreaming that…

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Bit O’ Life

Yes, I know…I haven’t done this for a while.  I started with the being thankful thing and I think I decided I didn’t want to be thankful! I’ve missed this much more. And yes, there’s a rule that says I can not do both…

brownies,

I’m probably the only one that is amused by this, but yesterday was Michael Vartan’s birthday.  KT made vegan brownies to bring to school so her friends could celebrate with her.  Before they could have a brownie though, they had to proclaim “Happy Birthday Michael!”

She is so her father’s child!

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0 Responses to The Accidental Napper

  1. Karina says:

    That’s hillarious…the brownie/Michael Vartan story, I mean…not the falling asleep while your husband was telling such interesting stories. No, not that one…that’s not funny at all. 😉

  2. Jay says:

    I’ve never played WoW. Maybe I should try it someday. Of course, if I do I’ll never do anything else. If I disappear from the blogsosphere for a while you’ll know that I finally decided to play that game.

    Vegan brownies? You may not believe this, but I’ve never tried those. LOL

    I should though, especially after I gave our friend J so much grief over how picky of an eater she is last week.

  3. Stephanie says:

    What kind of wife are you? Not interested in quests? Not interested in gathering herbs for potions and joining guilds etc. Yeah….it all puts me to sleep as well. You’re in good company 🙂 I learned a while ago just to nod and slowly back away LOL.

  4. Lisa's Chaos says:

    If I lay down and my husband talks I fall asleep too. 🙂 WHo is MIchael Vartan?

  5. The UnMighty says:

    A wife leaving quietly and allowing a tired husband to sleep is the greatest gift that can be given. Well Done.

  6. gawilli says:

    I had to Google Michael Vartan. I’m old.

    It always seemed so strange to me that people had twin beds. The last two mornings Willi had to get up at 4:00 a.m. I don’t think men have “quiet” in them in the morning. Now I think I’m a little closer to understanding alternative sleeping arrangements.

  7. mrsgatt says:

    Hey, how about posting the recipe for those vegan brownies so the rest of us can broaden our butter loaded horizons.

    And sleep? It is precious. What a gift.

  8. photowannabe says:

    Good stuff Sue, i haven’t slept the last 2 nites either. Precious Hubby is sick with broncial something or other and is miserable, hence so am I. Today the DR. is perscribing something that wil make us both happy.
    Tell us about those 3 minute rest hugs….