Alex went out of town last Friday and took Kyle with him, he is going back east for work and some personal stuff. So that has left Kaylee and I on our own until Thursday evening, Alex wants to be here for Halloween to protect the house. It's our first Halloween here and we really don't have many kids in the neighborhood much past ours and Jay's. But he still wants to be here to ensure no eggs are tossed or toilet paper hanging from trees, our old neighborhood was super crazy with that stuff on Halloween. But we also were right next to a high school too, so I really don't think we need to be concerned this year.
Kaylee is still spending most her time down the street, but with Lori's mom now staying with them she is starting to shift back home again. I had forgotten how organized Lori's mom really is, she came in and started barking orders within the first hour and had all the kids figured out. I almost felt like saluting her as I ran for the safety of my home before she gave me orders to carry out. Lori is up beat and loving having her mom there to take care of her and the family. She is also counting down the days for her oldest to come visit for the holidays from college. :0)
A few posts back I wrote about not being able to sleep at night and while we are figuring out a doctor and care path it's really been a struggle to sleep. How many people have Netflix? Oh my goodness, what a treasure trove of fun that little application is!!! We have had it and the kids have told me it's amazing and I have dabbled in the past and watched some movies. But with Alex gone this last couple of nights I had lots of time on my hands and decided to give it a better look. I have found old series that I loved and missed when they left me... THEY ARE ALL ON NETFLIX!!! No commercials, just episode after lovely episode and my gosh time just does manage to fly by when you are watching them back to back. At first I was telling myself that the shows aren't really an hour since they don't have commercials so no guilt in watching say four or five at a time. Plus, my eyes were getting tired so once I was able to talk myself into putting my iPad down and try to sleep I was out cold! So Friday night I was asleep by midnight, which isn't bad at all for me! Then Saturday it was more like 1am or 2am and by Sunday it was closer to 4am when I finally turned my light out and gave up. The problem with this is that I didn't get to adjust my wake up time, as we had church and other obligations to attend. So I might have looked a bit off on Sunday and I most definitely was off my game yesterday... Sigh. I did manage to turn my light out last night by 10pm, but it was more like I just couldn't stay awake at that point.
I have been talking with Alex three and four times a day since he left, so it's not like we haven't been communicating... I did tell him my discovery of Netflix and all my shows and how excited I was to have them at my finger tips. See, full disclosure... I told him that no, I haven't been sleeping great but that I was sleeping enough. He asked if I setup our next appointment with the doctor we decided on and I confirmed that I had and we moved on to other topics. I will be sooooo happy to not be in pain on a daily basis and be able to sleep at night without issue... Oh how I miss sleep. :0(
I guess he talked with some of our friends from church on Sunday evening and it was casually mentioned that I looked tired and if they could help with anything let them know... Grrrrr. I am going to give folks the benefit of the doubt here and conclude they all know how much we have been helping Jay's family and that is why they said anything. The problem is that Jay talked to Alex last night and mentioned I looked dead on my feet on Sunday and yesterday so he was concerned. But hello, he never said boo to me about it either day!!! He did ask Alex if maybe I felt nervous about being home alone with out him or Kyle around at night and should he offer to come down and check things out at night for me.. (I will give him sweet points there...) But this didn't help my case having Jay basically validate the casual comment from our other friends. So this morning he called me to see what was what...
Have you ever been so deep in sleep that noises around you translate into dream noises? I changed Alex's ring tone to "All About That Base" (long story but it fits us right now) but in my dream I was dancing around the house cleaning. Yes, I tend to do chores in my sleep that is the special kind of nut I am... Not always but more often than not my dreams combine everyday chores with whatever crazy fun stuff my sub conscience decides to toss in there. So in short I slept through three calls in one hour and didn't surface this morning until Kaylee came in and woke me at 9:30am. Ooops. I totally crashed out, but my eyes and body feels all the better for it now! Alex got freaked out and called her cell and had her come check on me and that is just really not a great way to start your day... Kaylee my sweet girl told him to just give us a few minutes and I would call him right back. So she ran for the kitchen to get my coffee and I ran and jumped in the shower to get my senses about me. (Well I guess I more like wobbled instead of ran, my back gets super stiff in the mornings.) Between the coffee and shower I was human and on the phone with him five minutes later. The conversation started pretty much with: "Woman, I leave for a few days and you turn into a zombie and why aren't you answering your phone? I am coming home today and that is that!" Oh my goodness it was totally UNFUN that conversation, I mean it was literally minutes before I could even get a word in edge wise. Sheesh.. HOH gone wild!
I did manage to calm him down and he is still coming home on Thursday or at least he said as much. Honestly I wouldn't be shocked to see those boys home tonight, I have heard Alex in utter HOH mode and he was THERE this morning. Plus I have had a few phone conversations with Kyle and he says that Alex has been regretting taking this trip the entire time and feels he should have stayed at home. Ugh... Alex didn't tell me that hello!!
So I promised to take the sleeping aid this evening the natural path doctor prescribed and to call Alex when I take it and talk with him before I doze off. The reason I haven't taken any yet is that I am not sure how this is going to effect me and I didn't want to take anything without Alex with me and we got the medicine right before he left. With it just being Kaylee and I here alone it wouldn't be good to be drugged out and not be able to help with any emergencies. (Did I tell Alex that before he left? Um.. errrrrr.. No.) Lori already called down and offered me the guest room tonight if I wanted it and Jay would be there to help. (That is another clue that Alex isn't calmed down all the way, he called them pretty fast after hanging up with me!) But I think Kaylee will be perfect company and I feel she would be just fine to call down the street if we needed any help. So I promised to take the medicine and Kaylee will sleep with me and we would report back in the morning too. That seemed to help him feel better, but again not going to be shocked if they walk in the door tonight... That is just how my HOH rolls. :0)
As for my Netflix watching, I am going to try harder to not get lost in all the back to back episodes. But due to my current issues, this only helped keep my mind off of things and didn't put me in zombie land. At least that is my story and I am sticking to it! :0)
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Halloween!!