Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Nocturnal Doings

I don't know that I've ever used the word nocturnal in a title.

Wait. I'm sure I did when I explained why this blog exists and well, that's from eons ago and who cares.

Tonight it's hot. Stinking hot.

Bob couldn't sleep which is extremely odd since he's off the sugar and caffeine and usually drops like a marionette getting it's strings cut at 8pm. Okay, some days he makes it till 7:58. Before the sugar and caffeine drought he made it till 10pm.


I do go on.

Bob was up way past when he normally sleeps and he went to bed at about 11pm. I had asked him if he wanted to go for a night swim but no. (Note for newbies: I used to have a pool that was 4.5 ft deep every where and it was nothing for me to go swimming at 3am by myself. Now, we have a pool with a deep end and I have been forbidden to go swimming alone. Actually, I can't be forbidden to do anything so I was made to 'swear' and dammit I take oaths pretty seriously. So night swimming is rare, rare, rare and I miss it)

Bob gets up about 1am and can't sleep. I figure he'll have a tea and go back to bed. An hour and a half later he's up working (working!!!) and I say, that's it, let's go for a swim.

And he said YES!!

So out we go and the hot night turns out to be quite breezy outside. Yes. This means the pool will be all warm and toasty.

I dive in expecting a warm embrace and do everything in my power to not come up screeching.

Definitely on the cool side but a couple fast laps and it's warm.

We lasted until the pool light blew out (damn thing is supposed to light up for 4 hours and lasted maybe 11 minutes) and Bob started the Jaws theme song. Nothing gets me out of dark water faster.

Never claimed sanity here.

So we're back in and dry and Bob's back where he's supposed to be at 3:34am.

I just have to remember what I'm usually doing at this time and damn if I'm not pulling a blank.

And finally, this will sound nuts after my major book shopping there just a week ago but I'm in need of Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh.

I'm haunting the online Chapters site checking stock every night. Nath was laughing at me for looking for a book 6 weeks before it's even meant to be on the shelves. But don't we all just hope we'll stumble across that 'OMG MUST HAVE' book on a whim?

Yeah you do. Don't be hiding. I've met you.

So what book are you hoping to stumble across?


Bookwormom said...

I remember the whole night swimming problem from before, & several people suggested you wear a life jacket. :) Sounds like you guys had a great time!

As for books I just ordered Jacqueline Carey's new book Naamah's Kiss and a hardcover copy of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book illustrated by Robert Ingpen. I collect children's classics, especially the ones that have nice artwork inside. Even though my kids are all too old for them. Not really in the market for new romances, although the new Meridith Duran title is getting good reviews.

Happy Swimming~ Amanda

CindyS said...

Amanda - I'm going to write myself a note to pick one up. I think last year Bob was still in the 'no' phase but I said something tonight and he just made a face. So I'm thinking it works!

The Jungle Book sounds fabulous! I've also seen the reviews for Duran and we'll see how long I hold out ;)


Mary G said...

Hi Cindy (say hi to Bob).
You are so funny. I can't believe the nice guy who took us book shopping did the Jaws theme at night in the water. Okay he's a seriously twisted nice guy LOL!Waiting for Sweet Restraint by Beth Kery & 2 Jill Shalvis books.
Take Care

~ames~ said...

Argh! I'm so frustrated with Chapters right now. New releases are never ready for me! Damn the online indicator for telling me NOTHING.


Bob is so cute. :P

CindyS said...

Mary - Bob and I are both twisted so it's all good ;) I haven't read the Beth Kery I have yet so I have some good reading ahead of me.

Ames - you and me both! And yeah, the cuteness was why I let him out of the water ;)


LinnieGayl said...

Okay, I'm anxiously awaiting (now that I know it will exist), the new Amelia Peabody mystery by Elizabeth Peters...due out late winter/spring of 2010. You'd better believe I'll be hitting bookstores several days before it comes out hoping for a goof.

I used to routinely cruise through a couple drugstores in Chicago that ALWAYS had Nora Roberts and SEP books out at least two days early.