Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Marathon Sleeper

A friend of mine recently referred to me as a "marathon sleeper" and to be fair it is a fairly accurate description of me. I think if I were to be addicted to anything I would be okay if it was sleep and I had great dreams all the time and of course that I didn't miss out on my life by doing so...and seeing as none of these things will be I will stick to being a marathon sleeper for the time being.

I have to defend myself a bit, I will not sleep in past 10am unless I am completely and totally exhausted. I feel that I have to make a contribution to the world or at least my life and so I get up fairly early all the time and get going. I will however stop mid-day and take a nap, any day and any time. I LOVE taking naps. I wish I would have jumped on that band wagon when I was younger, but no I decided that nap time was a time to practice my jail breaking skills and push out the screen and crawl out the window well to play outside with my dolls. What can I say, I don't like to be told what to do. In fact if you are wanting me to do something your best bet is to pretend like it was my idea. My poor Mom, someone should have clued her in on that one. I believe it took awhile to figure out all of my escape routes through out the years.

But I know what you are wondering, why is there a picture of a cat?

Here is the story, I recently got a kitten, Lulu. My family is big on pets and everyone has a cat except for me and seeing as they are fairly low maintenance and self sufficient I felt that it was a great fit to my life style and way more entertaining than the alternative; fish or plants. I have had Lulu about 2 weeks at this point and I ADORE her and I find her completely enjoyable to observe as her curiosity grows. But even though I am absolutely in love with her I am also in love with my sleep. And so, as I did with my dog, I have trained her that bed time is at 11 pm every night and that she goes to her actual bed and goes to sleep. I am not kidding when I tell you that I am a bit of an animal whisperer when it comes to sleep time. Both of my wonderful pets know what I mean when I say sleep time, both go to their beds and both will stay there until I wake up. Only down side is they are also both grumpy if you wake them up before they are ready ANd if you can believe they both get moody when I don't go to bed on time and I keep them up. Amazing. I know. It totally amazes me as well.

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