Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A Shout and a Giggle

It was almost six o'clock in the morning and all was still ... until I hear my beloved crying out my name: faintly and from some distance.

She sprained her foot this past weekend when she stepped off of deck sooner than had anticipated. It's quite bruised, and she's not very mobile to put it mildly, and when I heard her call, I thought she desperately needed my help. So, I yelled, "Hello!!" You see, I was shouting to let her know that I had heard her and would soon be there to assist her in her moment of need. Her need must have been on my mind, for I have been called to assist my fallen lady twice this summer: once after a fall from her bicycle and then again this past weekend.

Except I had shouted rather loudly right into a sleeping woman's ear. To say the very least, she awoke quite startled, and her exclamations of panicked protest cause me to follow suit. Of course, I had either been dreaming or heard something else through the open window that I had misinterpreted. I don't know which.

We enjoyed a good giggle over that, and the cat enjoyed receiving his morning tuna somewhat earlier than usual. And then we went back to sleep.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

lmao!

~Sha

Rhea said...

It's the summer of busted feet. I stepped off a curb a few weeks ago and broke my left foot.

Gina said...

That is too funny! I can't imagine Hubba-hubba shouting in my ear while we were asleep!

Pearl said...

lol, sounds restful in a way. Cat woke up with a start too, hissed and dug her claws in, while on my lap at the time. The best threats are fading dreams. :)

Bonita said...

Makes me remember the time I shouted my neighbor's name from across the alley. He thought it was his wife, and went running into the house. I was bad. Just chuckled.

Judy said...

Too too funny!

Laurie said...

You guys are so cute. I hope Cuppa's ankle is healing quickly.

mreddie said...

At least you didn't get clouted for startling her. :) ec

Dale said...

There's something quite wonderful about a couple laughing together in bed. My brother sometimes has hilarious dreams that wake him up laughing. His giggling wakes Linda and they both share a late night chuckle. A wonderful story, AC, and a heartwarming memory for both of you.

KGMom said...

That's a new one--sleep SHOUTING and answering cries for help.
Nice to know that in your dreams you are helpful.

Coll said...

You have me chuckling out loud here. :-)