I Won’t Tell If You Won’t

I’ve often commented on my husbands uncanny knack of waking me up – not always on purpose, but a lot of times. He gets lonely when he wakes up at night. He thinks he needs me to be awake, too. That’s all well and fine until he goes back to sleep and proceeds to snore and I’m left lying wide awake.

He was gone last night overnight. The past couple of times we’ve been apart, I’ve been the one away. This time it was him. I’m supposed to be pining away for him. I’m supposed to be tossing and turning wondering why I can’t sleep without him.

Don’t tell him. I slept like a rock. I woke up this morning and I hadn’t moved all night long. I didn’t even turn over. My cats made their usual laps through, laying on me and kneading me (in my family we call it “making you soft” – another blogger calls it “making biscuits”. I felt it. It didn’t bother me a bit.

He’d be crushed if he knew I’d slept so well without him. I heard he was wide awake at 3 a.m. He and youngest son were sharing a motel room. Guess who got woke up at 3 a.m.? Do I feel bad? Nope.

Just don’t tell him…

The Helpless

This makes me furious. I’m not a member of PETA. As a matter of fact, sometimes PETA people are waaaay over the line. I am, however, an animal nut. I love animals. One of my goals if I were to ever win the lottery is to build and/or sponsor a no-kill animal shelter. It’s bad enough when the animal control facilities are full and they can’t care for further animals and they have to be euthanized. It’s criminal when they are treated like this. It makes me want to take the man who did it, put him in a cage and see how he likes it!

I’m kind of like that with most things criminal. I think whatever crime has been committed, that is the punishment that should be given. You rape someone? You get raped. You torture someone? You get tortured. Exactly the same. You drown some helpless animal. You get the same punishment. Might make you think twice before doing it. I’m not sure the death penality is really a deterant. I think sometimes the people who get it are so evil that it’s just a matter of going home for them – even if we’re talking hell. (I’m probably gonna hear about it now!)

I just think that the humans are supposed to be a little smarter, a little wiser, a little kinder. Would be nice if guys like this didn’t prove that wrong.