[gardeners] Re: The Night Owl

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 1 Oct 2000 00:37:00 -0500

I got started sleeping strange due to my asthma then it just kind of stuck after the
kids started dating.You know how that is, no sleep till the kids are home then stay
up and visit with them a while. With me I get up at 6 a.m. which feels terribly late
compared to years past in Arks. I usually get to sleep between 12 and 2 a.m. Some
times I go strong all day sometimes I am draggy and grab a nap just depends on what
is going on that day. If I get too far behind and grumpy I scream and holler loud
enough my husband and son decides it indeed would be better to get there own drinks,
keys, phone or whatever else they need outside that is in the house. I just tell them
the next one that bothers me when I am trying to sleep I will make very sure they
regret it. Hey, sometimes we just have to pitch hissy fits for them to leave us
      Now that I am the night owl of the family I am also the guard dog an keep my
ears open for any trouble outside. Usually it is just wildlife like when the coyotes
are playing under the old pear tree and eating all those pears that fall from the
very top that nobody can reach. We usually keep them kicked over the fence to feed
the cows so the night critters doesn't drive the dogs crazy at night when they hear

Okie zone 7a
aka " Ranchmama "
----- Original Message -----
From: "penny x stamm" <pennyx1@Juno.com>

> No, I don't have odd hours -- I seem to be on call 'round the clock.
> Starting way back when, in the days when I was raising 5 kids, with
> 11 tropical fish tanks to care for and a big garden, life didn't begin
> until all the children were in bed, about 9:30pm. I got in the habit of
> being a night owl, and that's exactly what I still am today, at the
> tender age of 76.
> I get a good night's sleep in 4 hours -- but if I have an appointment
> or a workman coming to the house, I can do with 2-1/2 hrs. Don't
> ask me how, it is just a fact of life.
> Penny,  NY