It’s 5:26 am in the morning and I’m awake.
Actually, I’ve been awake since 230am and have been drifting in and out of sleep.
I’ve been having some weird sleeping patterns lately. I sleep at around 12 midnight and wake up in the middle of the night around 2 am to 4 am.
This has been happening ever since George (our newly adopted cat) has transitioned into an indoor cat.
George is a stray that we came across our parking lot a couple of months ago. We fed him once and the next thing we know, he’s been visiting our balcony and our doorstep during meal times.
“I know you’re in there! Feed me, human!”
Before you know it, he’s taken command of the couch and is part of our little family.
Last Sunday, he got into this really horrible fight with one of the feral tomcats here in our condo.
It was really super scary! I thought George was going to die.
Artie had to chase after the fighting cats and by the time he was able to tear them apart, George was gasping for breath, with his eyes puffy and leaking with tears.
He had some gashes on his face, too.
Artie had to carry him back inside our condo
When he was inside, he was walking very weird and looked alarmingly disoriented!
I was so scared that I wanted to rush him to the vet.
The whole time I was wailing, “He’s dying!!!”
(Hahahaha, I have a knack for being a drama queen sometimes.)
Fortunately, he only needed a few hours of sleep and by the next day, he was okay.
It was the first time I’ve seen a cat in that condition after a cat fight! I never knew cat fights could get that serious.
So ever since, we’ve tried to keep George indoors as much as possible and only let him out when he needs to pee and poop.
We used to kick him out of the condo at night before we sleep.
But after that incident, we just decided to keep him indoors mostly.
We even had him vaccinated, too.
I guess you could say we got attached, haha! ;)
He’s not the cutest cat.
He’s actually quite ugly and goofy looking, with stinky breath due to gingivitis and crooked teeth, and usually sleeps with his mouth open and tongue out.
But he’s one of the sweetest cat I’ve met. I’m quite surprised with his disposition as I’m pretty sure he’s a feral stray and he’s really not used to human company.
I say, he’s taken to being an indoor pet quite well.
Tried really hard to keep him off the bed. We failed.
He even has his own pillow!
So yeah, because of George, I have to wake up during odd hours because he wakes us up when he wants to go out to do his business.
And when I let him out, I have to wait for him to come back before I go back to sleep.
I feel like I keep waking every 2 hours or so.
Hmmm, I don’t want to think about it, but I feel like I’m being trained to have a baby already, lol.
Lack of sleep aside, (luckily I have the freedom to nap anytime I want) I’ve been feeling quite energized these past couple of days.
Being awake (before 7am) and having breakfast at the proper time is making me more alert and less sluggish.
I find my mind more awake to the point that I can actually blog!
I barely feel the lack of sleep. (except for the times I feel sleepy while watching TV.)
I have a feeling it might be because of my hormones, too, as it’s almost that time of the month. (Overshare much?)
Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep this schedule but with more sleep.
This actually means I have to sleep at 10pm so I can wake up at 6am with 8 hours of sleep.
I never really believed my mom when she kept nagging me to sleep at proper hours.
“10pm is the best time to sleep! Wag na wag kang mag pupuyat!”, she would always say.
I would always scoff at her.
I would continue with my weird sleeping habits of sleeping at 1am and waking up at 9am, thinking that as long as I get 8 hours of sleep, it should be okay.
I guess when I was much younger that was fine.
But now that I’m turning 32 (yes, it’s my birthday month!), my body’s not quite the same anymore.
I definitely feel the effects of sleeping during the proper hours.
Ah, moms really know best!
I know I don’t say it a lot mom, but I really appreciate your nagging even though it can get quite annoying. Love you!
So, that’s it for my random post!
My breakfast is ready. :)
Have a good weekend, everyone!