Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scaredy Cat

I sat straight up in bed.

Huh?!?! What was that?!

I KNOW I heard something so now I sit still and strain to hear it again.

I see a small flashing light through the bathroom door & I've almost convinced myself that it must be storming.

After a few more minutes, I get up and check out the window. Nope. It's not lightning. Then the flash again.

It's my Glade Sense & Spray. Duh.

I creep back to bed and continue to listen for any suspicious noises. Ten minutes pass. Twenty minutes pass.

I'm straining to hear over S snoring, grinding his teeth & the fan. Still nothing.

Thirty minutes pass.

I start mentally reviewing the entrance points of my home, determining where the least secure point is. Then I think of the items that an intruder would take.

Forty minutes pass.

I decide that I can live without all of it and try to go back to sleep. Then I remember that I left my laptop out.

Panic sets in. My LIFE is on that computer - pictures, financials for me & the company I work for, personal information and tons of other stuff I cannot be without.

An hour has passed.

I decide that my laptop is worth protecting so I grab the remote control. (Hey it was that, body spray or a "BOB". I don't keep weapons by my bed.) As soon as I hit the hallway I turn on the light and creep my way towards the living room.

I check the doors & look outside for suspicious activity. Nothing.

I flip the light on downstairs and hurry down the steps to grab my laptop, making a quick peek at the door downstairs. Nothing seems to be disturbed.

I'm back in bed with my laptop safely upstairs, the remote back on the nightstand and my fears quashed. I lay back on my pillow and snuggle into my blankets but my mind is not ready to sleep.

It races for another hour until I see 4:00 flash on the clock. Ugh.

Being a scaredy cat is exhausting.

18 comments:

Candice said...

The things we do for the ones we love. ;)

Now go take a nap..

foxy said...

man, i HATE IT when that happens to me... i hear things all the time, it seems like.

Rebecca said...

And that's why I have a dog - because I value my sleep and can't spend 1/2 the night worrying about what I might've heard (b/c I've so been there).

Hoping you have time for a nap today.

Visiting from SITS

Jen said...

I hate nights like that.

Mariah said...

I hate it when I spook myself. EVERY noise gets exagerated

CaraBee said...

I had a freak out last night when acorns (I hope) kept hitting our roof and rolling down and making noises that sound scarily like someone walking around. It didn't help that my husband started talking in his sleep just about the time I finally convinced myself we weren't about to be slaughtered in our sleep.

*~Dani~* said...

Ugh. That happened to me when B was away one night. Cats are not dogs, let me tell you. I had no faith in that they would alert me to anything. I basically got no sleep.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Glad it was nothing...hope you had an okay day even if you were tired. Get a great night sleep tonight!

WhisperingWriter said...

Isn't being a scaredy cat fun?

I've had many nights like this..

Mama Kat said...

I used to stare at myself in the mirror in the dark when I was little and TOTALLY freaked myself out. I still avoid mirrors at all cost in the dark.

Doodles said...

OMG.. you actually got up and got it. I so completely would have hit my hubby awake and told him if he loved me he would got make sure there wasn't any one in the house. Never mind the fact we have a 97lb German Shepard/ Black Lab that would eat an intruder... if he loved me he would protect me. LOL

Too Many Hats said...

Wait, where was the man? That's why I have a dh - he gets to tackle the ghosties, the nosies, and the burglers.

Kat said...

I am like this too. Mostly because I have bat hearing. It is out of control. I even hear what seem to be slight changes in the noises in the furnace. Makes me paranoid that something is going to happen...

SupahMommy said...

you totally had me when you said laptop.

lmaooooo

that was great. :)

brainella said...

LOL. If you only knew how many times I've done this...at least I'm not alone.

Kirsten said...

I hate when that happens. I hear things and then lay real still and make no noise. What cracks me up afterwords is the image that is in my head of me creeping around the house as if someone is going to jump out at me.

The Royal Family said...

I have not been getting your udpates darn follower thing ... BLAH. cute cat pic. Sorry you don't sleep well welcome to my world. Also I want to knwo what the book is about sounds good I need something to keep my mind busy these days i'm dying here!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I hear ya! I stayed up until 1:00 working on a scrapbook page, then I decided to wake up at 4:30 and obsessively worry about everything in my life. Mostly inconsequential things like my son starting Jr. High next year and how I'm going to get him there, why my sister doesn't like me, and why my oldest son won't send me any new pictures of my grandkids. If you're going to lose a night of sleep, it should at least be over something worthwhile! This scaredy cat is going to be exhausted at about 2:00 this afternoon!