Tuesday, February 21, 2006

An alarming way to wake up

To qualify the following story, I should probably share the fact that I have very wacky (sometimes very vivid) dreams and that I am not a very good “waker upper.” I’m often groggy in the morning and will sometimes remember speaking to a person, but have no idea what I said to them. It’s always entertaining to talk to the same person later to see what I said when I had no way to self-edit my end of the conversation!
Anyway, I stayed at the PH’s place last night. His alarm went off before 7 a.m. and he got up to shower. I was sleepy and dozed off again. I thought I woke up a few minutes later, but it was actually 8:20 a.m.– 20 minutes after the PH was supposed to be in the office.
Thinking he was still in the bathroom getting ready and not wanting him to get in trouble for being late, I jumped out of bed to go rush him along. Still not very awake, I noticed the clothes he slept in on the floor. In my stupor, my first thought was that he had melted like the Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz.” I now realize how silly that sounds, but it seemed to make sense in the state I was in at the time.
It turns out the PH returned from the bathroom shortly after getting up, got dressed, kissed me on the forehead and left for work without my waking up. It makes much more sense than him melting in the middle of the bedroom. I’d like to think I would have woken up for that!

4 comments:

sj said...

see? if you had read my post before you woke up, you would have realized that i'm actually the wicked witch here. which may or may not make you dorothy or the king of the flying monkeys. i haven't figured out which way i'm going with this.

stac said...

Well I think that was really sweet of your PH to not wake you up while he was getting ready.

KAT said...

King of the flying monkeys? I'm not sure I like you headed in THAT direction!
It WAS really sweet of the PH to leave without waking me up... I think he tried to wake me by throwing his suit on top of me while getting dressed and kissing me before he left (he's always a little grumpy when he has to leave for work and I get to sleep in...) but I didn't budge. So he set the alarm for 8:30 a.m. and tip toed out. Much more preferable than finding him melted in the middle of the room!

Anonymous said...

Oh I can so relate to this-- I have very vivid dreams as well- and I will wake up from a dead sleep and attach what is not actually a SPIDER in the bed- but a piece of fuzz. Someday when you meet the H, ask him about the coffee cup incident when we were daing....
I woke up the other morning thinking that the ceiling fan was actually a person poised on my ceiling above my bed waiting to jump on me....
How much wine did you have before you went to bed??