Last night was a horrible night for bedtime at our house. A combination of a lot of things I won’t bore you with resulted in us starting the kid’s bedtime routine at 6:45 last night in the (vain) hope that the kids would go to bed quickly and easily. Yeah- not so much. The Bean was wonderful, but Scorch was freaking out over everything.
The Hubs monitored the situation for the first hour, then he tagged me in to take over before he lost his mind. While he was downstairs, he fed and watered all our animals and (unbeknownst to me) put Crazy, our dog, out to go to the bathroom one last time. While Crazy was outside, I asked the Hubs to come back up to help me.
After another 45 minutes of fighting with Scorch, he finally fell asleep and the Hubs and I went to bed shortly there after.
Fast forward to 6:30 this morning when Scorch was up for the day. I brought him downstairs into our basement so we could watch TV. Normally Crazy greets us as soon as we get down there, but this morning, no Crazy. She’s almost 10 and losing her hearing, so I figured she was just sleeping. Nope. The dog isn’t anywhere in our basement. I know she’s not upstairs anywhere, so I proceed to lose my mind and yell bloody murder for the Hubs to get out of bed and downstairs NOW.
He confirms that I’m not nuts and that the dog is, in fact, missing- so I asked him if he brought the dog in last night. That is when he got the universally recognized “Oh Shit” look on this face and we both ran to the door. After a few minutes of us yelling (thank goodness we live in the country), Crazy finally came to the door.
I have no idea where she spent the night, but she came back happy, dry and completely unhurt. That is a minor miracle considering we got 3 inches of snow last night. She bounded into the house as frisky as a puppy and wanted to play for another hour before crashing. My heart rate finally returned to normal around noon today and Crazy spent the day sleeping on the couch.
In completely unrelated news, I finished Divergent by Veronica Roth. I really enjoyed it! Parts of it were a little wooden, but I flew through it and had a very hard time putting it down. I also finished Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos. I loved, loved, loved 90% of this book. The description of friendships had and lost was wonderful. The end felt a little rushed to me, but I’d highly recommend it!