Why am I up?
I don't know.
No. Wait. I do know.
It's because I fell asleep early.
I was meant to be doing dishes, but I fell asleep listening to the distant sounds of fireworks. Why were there fireworks? Because of the Hastings week celebrations (an anual celebration in the Hastings sort of area; I'll tell you more in another post).
Kelly went out and "hopefully" got me some photos to post. I didn't go though. Why? Because of Kero.
He's scared of fireworks; he has been afraid of them ever since the inncident when he was about 18 months old and some idiot threw a firework in to our garden just as I was about to take the dogs outside. Stupid idiots where we lived at the time!
Anyway, we got him these special calming dog treats; they work fantastically! I've never seen him so mellow; he spent the evening sprawled on the sofa with not a care in the world (normally fireworks send him running for cover while shaking with fear). Thing is, with how mellow and dopey he was there's no way he could have done the walk. And I wasn't going to leave him home alone in case the effects of the treats wore off (or his anxiety got too bad for the treats to work or whatever, since he has anxiety issues normally, so he never gets left totally by himself for more than a few brief moments). But if I stayed quiet I could hear the fireworks from home (YAY for good hearing).
Except that I was tired, and sitting still and quiet, and... Well, you can guess the rest!
So I've been up since 3:00 am.
The good news though is that I finished reading all the posts for the Grim Blog Party, so can start later on reading this week's posts for the Get Off Your Broom challenge.
Also, I got out of doing the dishes, because Kelly did them for me (although, I do feel a bit bad about that, because he cooked dinner so I was meant to do them).
The bad news is that I'm still not sleepy, and I need to get up in a couple of hours so I can start my day, and so I can have done all my morning routine - get washed and dressed, have breakfast, walk Kero, etc - before 10:00 am. Why before 10:00 am? Because it's my brother (Carl)'s birthday today, and I said I was calling him at 10:00 am to wish him a happy birthday. He probably wont mind if I call a bit later, but I will. When I say I'm calling at a certain time, I like to do so.
No, I don't know why it matters, but it does to me.
Anyway, I'm going to go and check some blog posts until it's time to actually get up. LOL! Then I'll go through my morning routine, call Carl, do a bit more unpacking, and go check out some of the Get Off Your Broom posts (and any blog posts I don't get to from blogs I follow before my alarm clock goes off at 8:00 am).
Have a great Sunday, and check back later for the first post about our move. Yeah, I know... Finally; sorry for the delay... So many things I want to post! ;)