There’s just nothing like having your brain “ holla “ at you - in the middle of your sleep.
But then - who knows ? Maybe it was one of my relatives that have crossed over to the other side - having a little fun - being there for me - while picking a nice opportunity to pull a prank on me for pure meanness.
The alarm clock went off. Dwayne climbed out of bed and headed for the shower.
I knew - already - it was too early. The coffee pot hadn’t even started up. I couldn’t “ smell the aroma. “
My brain pulled rank with me - and we began shutting down - again - attempting to go back into that much appreciated deep sleep - even if only for a few minutes.
And then - Carlie comes gnawing on my fingers - rebuking my earlier command to “ go night-night ! “
I’m laying there.
All of a sudden - the monthly calendar pops into my head - and the word “ Bills. “
And then - the date of - January 20th. And I jump right out of bed.
I run to check the calendar on my computer. It says - " Saturday, January 22, 2011. "
Before I even realize what I’ve done - I’m standing in front of the shower with the Utilities bill - hollering over the sounds from the showerhead and the puddles of water bouncing off Dwayne.
“ You won’t believe what I did ! “
I can’t even remember the last time I was late with paying a utility bill. It was due to have been paid no later than 2 days ago. Now I have to pay the late fee.
This is - by far - a clear sign to me. Cabin fever has hit me worse than usual.
My tracking on days of the week and dates of the month - yeah. Totally jacked up.
My interest in walking out the door to get into my car - NILBI ( not in the least bit interested ).
And if Mother Nature were to walk up my drive-way right now - I’m not sure if she’d make it to the front door.
Ya’ know ?