Or not. I like to sleep in on Friday mornings. It's the one day of the week when neither of us has to get up and go off to work. This was my first full week back at work after breaking my foot. It was also a record breaking heat wave week. I really, really wanted to sleep in this morning.
5:45 AM Diva Dog noses me and whines a little. I reach out a hand and try to pat her head. "Talk to Mama" I mumble, rolling over and going back to sleep.
6:00 AM Snuggle Bug jumps on the bed and begins yowling. I wrap an arm around her to snuggle, but she squiggles free. Curmudgeon cuddles the cat who begins purring. Whiskers tickle my nose. I move away and drift back to sleep.
6:10 AM Curmudgeon begins babbling at me about who knows what. The only words I clearly remember are "2 squash plants." (Even in semi-sleep states, I respond to plants.)
6:20 AM Curmudgeon suddenly screams, "AAAAAHH!! THERE'S A HUGE SPIDER IN THE SINK!!" I leap out of bed and run to the kitchen. My head spins from getting up too fast. My foot throbs because I jumped on it. I brace myself in the doorway, hoping not to faint or throw up. I manage to stumble back to the bed, and after a few moments, put on my special "shoe" and a sandal. By this time, Curmudgeon has already gotten an empty jar, scooped up the spider and released it outside. (BTW, I'm very proud of her for this. Normally I must deal with all creepy crawlies.)
6:30 AM Curmudgeon and Diva Dog head out on their morning walk. I stretch out on the futon. I dream about a little nap while they are out.
6:40 AM I realize I really need to pee. I get up and go to the bathroom.
6:45 AM I realize I didn't wash the coffee maker yesterday. Damn. If I want fresh coffee (and I will want fresh coffee) I need to wash the pot.
7:00 AM I finish washing the dishes as Curmudgeon and Diva Dog return. Everyone wants breakfast. I guess I'm really up now. So much for sleeping in this morning.
3:30 PM I'm looking longingly at the futon. We spent about 2 hours this morning at the nursery. (Yes, I went to work on my day off -- had to buy the tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers I was supposed to get 2 weeks ago). We also took Snuggle Bug to the V-E-T early this afternoon. So I didn't sleep in this morning. Maybe an afternoon nap will do the trick. I fall onto the futon in a warm patch of sunshine.
3:40 PM Diva Dog nudges me and gives me the "I want to go for a walk now" look. I don't move. She noses me and her eyes say, "I know you're walking better now. You owe me some time after looking at plants for so long."
Sigh... I think I'm out of luck today. Walk the dog. Transplant all the new purchases. Make dinner. Feed the critters. Prepare the menu for the week. Make the grocery list. Wash the dishes. Take the dog out again. Heck, by the time all of those tasks are done, it will be time for bed! So much for a day of rest.
But you know, in all honesty, I wouldn't want it any other way. I'm spending the day with my family and gardening in the sunshine. Life is pretty darn good.