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?