seasonal sleepers

can you find captain when he was just a baby pup?

we’re good sleepers (unless you see our sleeping arrangements… ha!) generally speaking our house is a good place to lay your head.  summer was full of children and animals and adults slumbering where they sat and it makes sense because our couches are covered in blankets and pillows and if you need to build a nest on the floor we have plenty of blankets to spare in the trunk.  the beds also have ample snuggle in and drift off accessories including kitties and pups to warm your feet (or head or back), but fall and winter are the best seasons for this.  waking up in the morning with chilly air biting the tip of my nose makes me really taste how sweet those moments are.  

i’m looking forward to it this year.  i’m not dreading the bitter and the dark.  it will be hard, as it always is, to pull my heavy legs out of the covers in the pitch black to wake the girls for school.  it will be even harder to pull their heavy legs out of the covers in the pitch black to go to school.  i’ll be on cold and flu fighting duty and often times my hands will be too cold to knit.  but it will be just right for wearing my knits and chili will be back on the menu.  we will all pile into my bed and watch movies at 5pm because it will be dark and it’ll feel like resting time.  we’ll cuddle and snuggle more and the heavy, hot, wet vapor will be replaced with thin, fresh, cleansing air.  the sunlight will turn cool and blue.  yeah.  

it’s gonna be good.

sleeping arrangements

i woke up this morning with a headache and a stiff neck.

since lady marlowe has come into our lives we’ve had to make a few adjustments, like making sure no clothes are left on the floor because she will eat them and making sure we’re heavily stocked on dog food because she’s the biggest piggy in the house.

but just look at that face!

hahaha!  maybe this one is better 

the biggest change has been the sleeping arrangements.  marlowe has found a very interesting spot to claim in the bed and has displaced the kitties.  this caused a lot of shuffling and wriggling and rolling as we all found a new sweet spot. now, most nights mae sleeps in her own bed like a big girl but sometimes she wanders in around 9:30 and wants to snuggle.  normally, as soon as she drifts off into dream land i elbow hubs and tell him to put her in her bed (which is the top bunk and mamas can’t be expected to lift 5 year old dead weight that high), but recently i’ve found myself waking up around 12:30 am to a scene like this one:

this would explain the stiff neck.

what woke me up last night though was mae kneeing me in the face.  i’m not really sure how it was physically possible, but sleeping babes are very bendy.  so, i pushed her leg down and tried to pull my hair out from under marlowe.  i scooted down a little to find a crooked little spot for my willowy limbs to rest.  after i dozed off again, marlowe started barking.  she must have heard something out the window which is where our pillows are propped up.  hubs rolled over and told marlowe to shut it, then whacked me right in the face.  i guess when you’re half asleep you could easily mistake my head for a wiry little dog’s butt.  he immediately apologized by saying, “oh!  sorry babe!” and pet my head a little.

that might expalin the headache.