USUALLY I'm a very deep sleeper. Good luck waking me up once I'm out, especially if I'm in my own bed and I'm thinking hey, life is good. If you do manage to wake me up from my deep deep sleep HOPE you don't wake me up while I'm dreaming, cause even if I'm awake it is most likely that the dream is still hanging on. I will start saying odd things and then get very mad at you when you won't act as I think you should in my dream and not help me find the labels to the cans or something strange like that.
All that said (which really has very little to do with the rest of this post) I was woken up several times last night. Starting at 4:30am when both Kevin and I woke up at the same instant and I sat straight up.
There had been and odd noise in the house. It sounded a bit like running water to me. It shouldn't have been enough to wake me up, my brain should of said it was Kevin in the bathroom, except Kevin was still next to me and awake now too. The odd thing about his running water sound was not that it was more of a dribble of water, but that it was starting and stopping. After the sitting up in bed it stopped though.
Kevin and I looked at each other for a minute and then I got up and went to the bathroom. I turned on the light and scanned the room. I stood there staring at the bathroom for a good minute, knowing something was wrong here but not putting my figure on it, till.... and I burst out laughing.
Miss Nym, though not present had left behind her mark. Nym has a long fishing pool like play toy which she loves for us to whip around for us. This toy normally resides downstairs unless brought up by one of us. But there it was laying on our bathroom floor with the feathered end curled in such a way that said kitty had been dragging it along by he soft end heading toward the shower/tub area around the corner, as the plastic handle dragged along the tile floor. Hollow plastic as it jumps in and out of the grout creaks making a tinkling noise much like water.
I don't know what had gotten in to her, she normally plays in the downstairs bathtub. But whatever, I laughed and went back to bed.
Last night, I had hoped that my story would end here, but it was not to be I found out about an hour later. I swear to you I'm a heavy sleeper! Yes I do occasionally wake up when Nym has successfully taken over my pillow and there is no longer anything but my arm under my head, but she usually has to work me slowly off the pillow before this happens. Not last night though.
Last night at 5:30am I woke up with enough of a start that Kevin also woke up. Still laying down I turned my head and looked up and came face to face with Miss Nym. No, she was not doing her normal curl up on my pillow and eventually takes it over. She was just sitting there, right up against my head, looking down at me sleeping. And now I was looking up at her and Kevin was looking at us both and well... it was 5:30 in the morning!
Eventually I just swept her off my pillow so maybe I could go to sleep.
I know I woke up one or two more times early this morning. I know those times were also Nym related even though I don't remember them.