Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Favorites-Things that go bump in the night

It's time for Sunday Favorites hosted by Chari at Happy to Design. Be sure to visit her blog to see this week's participants. Sorry that I'm late in posting my Sunday Favorites post. But it's Sunday & I'm slow to get started. I originally posted this story on 9/20/08.

It all started last night as I went to bed around midnight. As I was getting into bed my nose brushed up against the netting that is around our bed. Since I didn't have my contacts in I didn't see it. This scared the crap out of me (lukily not literally). I thought I had run into someone. I started laughing as I got so scared by something so minor.

Then about 3:30 this morning I got up for my nightly visit to see John. I was trying to stay asleep as much as possible so that when I got back in bed I would be able to drift back to dreamland. I was back in bed only a minute when I heard something in the back yard move real fast, then a loud crash & then the sound of something going over the fence & rustling in the landscaping (or in my case weeds) on the other side. I jumped out of bed to see what was the clatter.

As you know, I am quite blind without my contacts & I can't see much better with my glasses. And it was pretty dark out back. I couldn't see a thing. Mike said it was probably a cat. I said it must have been a huge cat as it made so much noise. I stood in our room looking out our french doors for a minute or two. I kept hearing rustling sounds around the yard, but couldn't see anything.

What was it? My heart was racing, my adrenaline pumping. Normally I would make Mike check it out, because I am such a scaredy cat, but not this morning. For some reason I felt brave (probably because I am now officially old) I decided to investigate. I grabbed Mike's flash light & ventured outside. I had no clue what I might find. My mind was racing with thoughts as to what it could have been. Was it aliens? (this was my first thought), ghosts, a bobcat, a burglar (I really didn't want to think it was this one as all I had was a flash light as a weapon)?

I flashed my light around the yard, but couldn't see anything moving except for our cat Missy. See was looking at the fence like she was trying to see something on the other side. I crept closer, when I got to where she was I could see that my little green wagon was the thing that crashed. It was knocked over on it's side with everything that had been sitting in it on the ground. Well at least part of the mystery had been solved. I found what went bump in the night.
But was caused the wagon to fall over? I nervously looked over the fence & shined my flash light to the other side. Luckily I didn't see anything. I looked over the entire yard & never did find out what caused the commotion. I finally gave up & went back inside.

Mike said "I told you, it was that fat cat that has been hanging out in the yard". He is probably right, but I still think it was ALIENS!!!!


P.S. Mike can't believe that I am writing so much about nothing. He said he could have said it all in a few words. "Something woke us up at 3:30 in the morning"

The end.
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Anonymous said...

That's a man for you! How many words to they say a day compared to our how many thousands?

Your wagon is cute - I am glad it and the sweet angel were okay after their rollover!!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hey Girlfriend...

So happy to have you join in with Sunday Favorites today, my friend!

Ohhh girl...I just read your story and you sound just like me when it comes to "things that go bump in the night" and your honey sounds just like mine!!! Hehe!!! I don't know...but that little wagon looks pretty wighted down...don't see how a little cat could knock that whole thing over! Eeekkkss...aliens??? The more I think about it...the better I like the idea of it being the cat that done it! wink!

Have a super Sunday, Sweetie!
Love ya,

Erin Winters said...

I hate noises in the night! I wouldn't have been so brave. Glad it was nothing scary.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hahaha... Oh Kim, I love Mike's edited version of your blog -- how very true. But I loved your story -- I am always talking and writing way too much, and if I had that kind of fright in the middle of the night, I'd have written even MORE!

I hope it was just the fat cat, and not something larger. Or scarier. We get bears around here. . . .


Shirley said...

I'd bet on a raccoon. I hear stuff outside all the time and I know it's mostly raccoons but then I live in the country. I just go back to sleep praying that they don't get in the garbage!!