Saturday, May 30, 2009

Housesitting and bored...

This morning, as I was doing the blog update, Celia wrote a post about how her critter wakes her up at 6:45 on a Saturday morning.

Boy can I relate today.

I'm housesitting two dogs that are true creatures of habit. Their owners get up at 5 AM during the workweek, and the way that they woke me up this morning, on the weekends.

The guest room has no alarm clock, or rather, and alarm clock with the incorrect time. So I kept tossing and turning and waking up in anticipation for the golden retriever to trot into the guest room. Goldens are the canine version of morning people. At least they're more likable than morning people.

So the dog trots in at what I assume is 5 AM...and it turns out to be 4:43. I figured it was just as well that I got up, so I let them out to do their business, fed them, and let them out again.

I went back to bed at 5:30, only to be awakened again by Mr. Happy at 7:06. (This time I brought my cell phone up to bed with me, so I could at least know the time). I went back downstairs, let 'em out again, and decide to fall back asleep on the couch--which I did, till 10:00.

So right now I'm blogging while watching Travel Channel. I brought my current books, but I just don't feel like reading. There's not much for me to do right now, and I'm bored.

It's a lovely day, and there's porch furniture, but it's got plastic covering and I don't quite feel like pulling it off and putting it back on again.

Maybe I'll go shower now.

At least I'll feel somewhat productive.


Anonymous said...

I gave up on sleeping in years ago. My dog does not let me. She doesn't understand weekends vs week days and thinks I MUST get up at 5 am every day. Now I just deal with it and get up, and know there's a nap in my future for the day!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

You are TOO good a friend!

Vickie said...

Our new dog gets me up earlier too. I have to get up right away or he will start barking and wake up the little one. It is so aggravating because summer is coming and I was looking forward to sleeping in an extra hour:)

pam said...

Hope you had a great day!

drollgirl said...

oh the joys of housesitting! doggies and their needs are rather different than kitties and their needs!

i hope your day is still great. i had a million plans that seemed to have fallen to the wayside, as once i again i end up blogging. oh well!