I was having a rough week. Work was dragging me down, dealing with home issues and of course family and friends with things like deaths, funerals and the aftermath of it all. But on this particular night, it was all about the little things.
At first, the day turned great. Sunny and warm, so I guessed that it would remain warm all night. Boy was I wrong. After I dosed off, I found myself waking again, shivering under my covers because it got so cold I had to get up and turn on the furnace. That was it, it took another fifteen minutes to get myself back to sleep.
Again. Once dosed off, I awoke to the sounds of our neighbourhood owl, hooting and hissing just outside my bedroom window. A quick fix is to turn on my flood lights, and leave them on for about twenty minutes. It rids my owl hooting problem, but then I am up to for that whole time.
Once the owl problem was done with, I somehow fell asleep again. And like before, it was short. Years ago, I was given one of those push buttons from a store outlet called Staples. They were giving away these buttons that you can press, and a voice says, “That was Easy.” Funny at the time, but somehow, I left it on the living room hutch, right underneath the flat screen TV that swings out. The TV sits at just the right height to clear the plastic push button. But when I was trying to sleep, moving around in my bed, the vibrations along the floor was just enough for the TV to move up and down, pressing the button. So during my sleep, rolling in my bed, I could the sounds of the button coming from my living room, “That was easy, that was easy, that was easy…, that was easy…” After ten minutes of that, I got up and threw the button on my couch, and tried to sleep again.
I think I got something like four hours of sleep.