Monday, February 2, 2009

From Sickness To Kittens

The weather has been very unpredictable here. Warm - cold - warm - cold. That's what I'm blaming for the cold I had last week. That combined with a lack of sleep. Yeah... lots of trouble sleeping. The amount of sleep I've been getting has ranged from one hour to six hours -- the average of the last 17 days is 4.27 hours per night.

Perhaps I'm hallucinating due to a lack of sleep... but I think not. See... I swear something is waking me up. I'm normally a heavy sleeper. My husband used to joke that a herd of elephants could stampede through the room and not wake me. Lately, though, I will awake from a deep sleep for no apparent reason. Then, when I try to go back to sleep, I will hear something move on the table next to my side of the bed. I sit up and look -- there's nothing moving and no explanation for the noise.

I'm a reasonable person. I look for logical solutions. There isn't one. Well... unless I really am hallucinating. But how many people hallucinate sounds generating from one particular area without hallucinating anything else (visual or otherwise) to accompany those sounds? Hmmm... I'm perplexed but I will continue to search for a logical solution. However, to be honest -- I'm no stranger to these kinds of things. Perhaps I'm haunted?

There is some HAPPY news! Pumpkin, the cat who adopted us (a stray who wondered into our lives), had four, adorable kittens today! Little Pumpkin is really still a kitten herself so I was very worried about her... but she is doing fine. The little kittens also seem well but I know that it's still too early to tell. I suppose we'll know in a few days whether or not they'll all survive. I certainly hope so. I'll post some photos when they get a little bigger. Right now, momma and kittens are inside of a medium size moving box with a hole in the top just big enough for Pumpkin to get into and out of. Not enough light for a photo shoot. :-)

Okay, it's late and I'm getting sleepy. It's time for me to try to get some rest. I hope to catch up with everyone's blogs tomorrow. I have a feeling I've missed out on quite a bit.

I shall leave you with this...


Faith said...

I hope you feel better! It is awful to have sleep disrupted like that! I am no stranger to the 4am wide awakes. So strange about the sounds you hear. Maybe you should experiment with it. Take everything off the table one night and see if it still happens... maybe there is a spirit trying to tell you something. After my father died last year I had many nights when I woke up from dreams of him...and it always seemed so much as if he had really been with me. I think there was something more he needed to tell me.

Congratualtions on your kitties! I am glad it was a smooth delivery. All of our cats have been strays that have found us, but none have been pregnant.:)

I love that video!! I nearly posted it myself. I am so glad you did! We can learn a lot from the other creatures in this world!

Feel better! Sending you warm wishes.

Pamdog said...

Insomnia is a problem for me too... I've struggled with it off and on for years. I have the "wake up after a few hours and can't fall back to sleep" variety. Purging all the mind racking issues from my life is always the best solution, but, when that's not remotely possible, reading provides a distraction and typically puts me out after awhile.

Baby kitties!! What a great way to infuse some instant joy into your life. I'm looking forward to those photos...


Linda S. Socha said...

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I would say you are a Mistress of Contributions to Beauty