July 15th 2013 10:36 pm
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By the time mum came back from dance class last night our flat was all oven hot. She has this crazy idea about all being indoors at night so we just had to make the best of it.
I settled on my chair and mum tried to settle on her bed. She kicked off all the covers and spread out like a star fish. She put her fan on so the warm circulated better. Much sighing and re-arranging. Then she got her special smelly (she says to say scented) spray and sprayed her pillow. Some deep breathing, more sighing and re-arranging of limbs. Then she got her sleepy time CD.
This is one of the most ridiculous things ever. It plays plinky plonk music and a lady says "It's sleepy time. Go to sleep." and my mum does.
Then just as all went silent I heard Josie nudge my mum.
"How did you do that?"
"Fygneech" mum muttered.
Josie persisted. "How did you get to sleep like that with all the hot?"
Mum sat up and looked grumpy. "I WAS asleep. Now I'm not. It took me ages."
Josie considered the situation and then carefully nestled herself against mum. Usually a snuggle cures everything but strange to relate it didn't make either of them cooler. Eventually Josie gave up and started twanging the wardrobe door. I was quite enjoying being the well-behaved cat for once.
Eventually we did all get to sleep. It's still hot this morning. Mum reckons despite the heat she'll get so exhausted she will sleep - but she wishes she was still on holiday! I've given her extra head rubs this morning to help her be more happy.
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Hope it cools down for you! We're used to hot here, but we have air conditioning so it's never that hot inside.
We used to do stuff like that at night, but all it did was get us shut in the basement.
Turn your cold air blowy thing on! Oh, right. You Europeans don't have one because it doesn't get that hot much. Mom remembers tossing and turning in Germany in the summer. Don't know why snuggling with a cat doesn't help your Mom to sleep. Snuggling with cats cures everything. It's hot here too and getting hotter. Hope a cool front comes your way.