I have been making an effort to go to bed at a decent hour and preferably the same time as my husband. Those who know me well know I am a night owl so this is a hard process to get used to. Josh has been getting up to work at the awful hour of 4:30 because he has been assigned a job out of town but not far enogh where they would put him up in a motel or even to reimburse him for gas(gurr) so he has a lot of drive time and has been going to bed way before 10.
I haven't been feeling well the last few days.. likely because of Aunt Flow getting ready to pay a visit. So I was eager to go to bed with him at 9:15. Turned off the tv in the living room.. turned off alllll the lights save the bathroom so the kids could see if they had to get up. All was quiet for a change. I tried to sleep but I put on the bed room t.v. low watching FNC. About 10:30 or so I heard something.. I thought it was the back door that is off of the kitchen. Our bedroom is right off the kitchen also. I can hear everything in the kitchen. I heard more noises and am getting really freaked out. I muted the t.v. My heart is beating a mile a minet. I just knewwww someone was in the house and was thinking.. WHAT DO I DO?! I didn't have even a heavy baseball bat to knock some one over the head should they come to my room or I go and vengure out to see what it was. I didn't think it was any of the children since they are pretty loud and I would hear thier foot steps. I did something I never do.. wake up my husband to go check it out (yess I was a chicken)
He goes.. half asleep and grogy and I listen for I am sure a struggle will ensue and praying OH GOD PROTECT US. Listening.. nothing.. nothing.. nothing.. Bedsides Annie sleeping (or pretending to sleep) on the couch there was nothing. I came out and locked the doors as Josh got a drink and a cookie to munch. I yelled at AnnMarie to confess to being in the kitchen, if not that means some one is in our house and we NEED to call 911. She isn't budging. I yell I KNOW I AM NOT CRAZY as I check each room for a predator and even go down to the basement and check every nook and cranny. I make Annie go back to bed and I try and sleep as my heart rate comes down a few notches.
Lesson learned.. sleep with the cordless phone and maybe a baseball bat in the bedroom.. and put some bells or something on the kids doors. Took me another hour to fall asleep.