As I lay in bed every night, there is one thought in my mind that seems to get louder and louder, “I can’t wait to move out of this apartment.” Everything in this apartment building is against me falling asleep. If it weren’t for the blackout curtains I had to buy, the light that is permanently attached to the building, would shine right into my bedroom window. Even though the curtains block out the light, it does not block out the light’s faint buzzing sound. As my mind tries to tune out the buzzing, the front building door slams, which shakes my front door. I can hear kids running up and down the steps in the foyer. Don’t these kids have school in the morning! And if it is not the kids running up and down the steps, it is adults talking very loudly. I think they want the world to hear their conversation.
If it happens to be a windy night, the sound of the gutter joins in. Great, this is just what I need. The gutter is now scraping against the siding. It is so loud, sometimes I am convinced the sound is coming from in my room, not outside. As I look over at my husband, he is sound asleep; he sleeps like a rock. Someone could use a bull horn, and he would still be able to sleep through it, but not me.
Once I am finally able to get myself almost asleep, the cat decides to wake up for the day. He runs to his scratching post, grabs a toys, and turns into a wild cat from the jungles. Running up the hallway, jumping on our bed, back down the hallway, into the living room, onto the couch, and back up the hallway again. During the day, no one would know that we even have a cat, but not at night. When he is done playing, time to use the litter box. The digging begins. He digs, and digs, and digs. What is he doing? Where is is trying to go?
Then finally just as I think it is time for silence, Brie wakes up, “Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!”
#momlife #SOL Day 6