Maybe insomnia isn’t the right description.
Maybe “I have to much on my mind and the quiet helps my thoughts to fester” might be more accurate.
Anyways, last night I’m curled up in bed almost asleep when my cell phone goes off.
Nothing can make you move faster
Then doing the frantic “pat to find the blasted phone ” before it accidentally wakes my already sleeping husband.
It’s my oldest calling to tell me that “she’s trapped in her truck because there is a skunk in our front yard.”
Who can sleep when there is a skunk on the prowl.
Not this girl!
I threw off the bedclothes and raced down the stairs using the flashlight app on my iphone to guide my steps.
Peering out into the dark hoping to for a peak at the infamous neighborhood skunk.
I have been hearing about this little guy for weeks and have smelt him as well.
Not brave enough to open the door because let’s face it baths with tomato juice just aren’t attractive I’m not sure how I expected to help my daughter get into the house.
The lights must have startled the skunk and frightened him (or her) away so it was safe for my oldest to dart from her truck to the house.
One of the perks in working late you get to see all the wildlife the neighborhood has to offer.
We headed into the kitchen and peaked out the windows in the back of the house looking to see where the skunk disappeared to.
The dogs a few houses down started barking like crazy so it’s safe to assume he wasn’t in our backyard.
Fast forward to 4:45 am when my husband is getting ready for work.
Somehow I remembered the missing skunk and because I didn’t know if it actually left or not I figured I should get up and see.
I stumbled out of bed, stepped thru the cracked heat register vent and almost did a face plant on the carpet.
I hobbling down the stairs and crumpled in a heap on the couch while I watched and waited for my husband to collect his things.
Quick kiss goodbye at the door before we opened the door.
I was a little nervous.
Who knows, the skunk could have come back and what a horrific way that would be to great the day!
(He wasn’t there)
It wasn’t until much later that I realized that summer is fleeting and fall is pretty much here.
It was 4 degrees when I crawled out of bed this morning.
Never mind cute flip flops, painted toes and shorts.
I pulled on a pair of worn blue jeans and a hoodie instead.
A part of me wanted to turn on our fireplace.
A small part.
It’s sweater weather!
Which means it’s also time for pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple pies!
The leaves are already changing color and the yellow leaves are beautiful mixed in with the green.
The youngest has started a collection of acorns and pine cones showcasing some of the beauty of fall.
reminding me that this new season had a lot to offer.