Night Noises…What Was THAT?!!
You're restless, you can't sleep for whatever reason and every little noise disturbs any chance of slumber. That was me last night. And oh, what unusual sounds I heard!
Some sounds were identifiable and some turned out to be a big mystery. All my windows were open last night much to my chilly husband's dismay. I must have a cool room for sleeping and guess who gets her way?
I figure you can't only take so much off to cool down but you can put on quite a bit if you're cold. Logical, right? Anyway, I stray...sounds. Oh yeah. So it must have been around 10pm or so (I go to bed at 9) I heard a lot of horn honking and cheering and immediately knew that the Oneonta High School Baseball team had won the Class B Championship. Go Jackets! I smiled.
Then I tossed and turned some more and came out of a between wakefulness and sleep state to full alarm when what sounded like a dying goose sounded off right outside my window for what seemed like several minutes. I was imagining myself with a sawed off shot gun, putting whatever it was out of it's misery (and mine). Sorry PETA. At any rate, I did nothing.
I'm not the kind of person who leaps out of bed to investigate strange noises. I way too concerned with trying to get an extra minute or two of sleep in before I have to get up before daylight breaks. If it's a noise of great concern, I give my husband a gentle (or not depending on how asleep he is) shake and ask him to investigate.
After all, he has the uncanny knack of falling asleep almost as soon as his head hits the pillow. How does he do that?! I would lie there for at least an hour or more trying to get back to sleep. Once I'm up, that's it. There's no falling back to sleep. Ugh. So, in my house, strange noises may be heard, but I'm not the one investigating them. I cover my head with my pillow and hope for the best. Must like an ostrich with its head in the sand. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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