Thursday, September 03, 2009

The nicest thing about the middle of the night...

... is knowing that your friends on the opposite side of the world are awake. I've enjoyed having some "real time" conversations with my writer mates in Aussie and the US.

Why am I up in the middle of the night?

Put it this way: someone said to me yesterday that if I got up in the middle of the night and checked that the window was open, thereby waking him up, I'd be sleeping on the sofa.

So what did he do? Got up in the middle of the night. Switched on the ensuite light (with the door open, to make sure he woke me because it shines right into my eyes). Followed by an inability to get into bed quietly and turn over without bouncing - you know, the kind of whale manouvre that only a 6ft man can do. Followed by snoring - loudly.

In the end, I gave in and came downstairs to do logic problems and sudoku on the computer, and reply to emails.

I foresee someone making his own packed lunch this morning :o)

(Am not grumpy at the moment, though I might be later. It's going to be a coffee-and-paracetamol day. Especially as I'd like to finish off my accounts.)


Olivia Ryan said...

My sympathies. Why IS it that men can't get into bed, when you're already in it, without bouncing on it and making such a noise? I think it's a case of 'nobody sleeps while I'm awake'!! And yes - oh yes, I know - then they immediately start snoring. But when I nudge mine to tell him he's snoring, he tells me, indignantly, 'I was wide awake!'
After many years of me retorting:
'If you're awake why are you making that (expletive deleted) awful noise?' - he's now beginning to realise that maybe he has been asleep, and snoring, even if he didn't think he was!!

Don't you just love 'em????

Lacey Devlin said...

Sell him on ebay Kate and buy shoes ;)

Kate Hardy said...

Olivia - says it all! :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - I'm so glad I wasn't drinking coffee when I read your comment, or I'd be mopping up my keyboard. Love it!