Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Women and Elephants

Everett thought it quite surprising when, after he'd spotted a mouse in the porch and the two of us had spent an hour moving stuff outside and cleaning, I dragged (with his help) both my trunks from against a wall, spotted the rodent cowering in the space behind, shrieked and bolted for the door.

"So it's true then," he said, sounding shocked. "Women really are like elephants when it comes to mice."


There was a thunderstorm yesterday afternoon that, during one of his many trips between house, van, and quonset as we cleaned, made the hair on Everett's arms stand up. After that we stayed indoors till it was over.


Had trouble sleeping last night and thought, around 2 a.m., that maybe a change of location would help. So I took my pillow, laid a wool blanket and one of Mom's quilts on top of myself on the couch in the living room, and was asleep in no time. Only turned over once, as opposed to the continual flipping in bed. Don't know why it is, as our bed is perfectly comfy, but this isn't the first time the couch has been the answer to my infrequent insomnia.


  1. I experience the same thing Kate. The change in location seems to break the stalemate, for whatever reason. Sometimes having a glass of milk and surfing the net for a little while will send me off to sleep as well.

  2. I travel quite often to the couch, when I can't sleep. Most of the time it does the trick.

  3. Guess that's one good reason not to throw out the piece-of-shit couch we have!

  4. I am basically a stranger to insomnia though the odd time I will have the three ayem heebie jeebies (hate those!). It's good you found a solution on the ye old couche...



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