September 30, 2020

My Latest Audiobook Obsession

Ugh, I did not sleep well last night. At ALL. 

Thankfully, it wasn't because of the new mattress! The mattress is super comfortable, and I hope that I'll actually get some sleep on it tonight. Last night, however, Chick was driving me CRAZY. 

Duck likes to sleep on my head, but lately he's been sleeping on the couch in my bedroom and then jumping up to the bed (and onto my head) at around 4:30 AM. I honestly don't mind it! He's soft, warm, he purrs, and it's actually pretty comforting.

Chick, on the other hand, comes and goes as he pleases all night long. And the first thing he does when he jumps up on the bed is start licking my nose! I have no idea why--he just licks the tip of my nose, which clearly wakes me up. Then he starts walking around my head, trying to find a place that he wants to lie down (he likes to sleep right next to my head).

The answer, obviously, is to keep the kittens (well, at least Chick) out of my bedroom at night so that I can get some sleep. I just feel too bad locking Chick out without Duck; and Duck does NOT like to be locked out (he makes a chirping noise outside my door until I open it). 

I'm going to try locking them both out tonight and hope that they will sleep with Eli (he really wants them to sleep with him--he already has Joey and Phoebe in there!). Estelle sleeps on my bed and has for years, so I don't want to kick her out. Other than taking up a good part of the bed, she doesn't bother me at all during the night.

Anyway... kittens! They are always entertaining, if nothing else ;)

The weather today was PERFECT for a nice fall walk. I actually enjoyed my morning walk so much that I took a route that I knew was going to be about 10 minutes longer. I would have increased my second walk if I didn't have to pee so badly.

I'm also listening to an audiobook that I just want to listen to all day long! It's so good. I save my audiobooks for my walks, so after my second walk I was just left in suspense until tomorrow morning. I'm excited to listen again!

It's a psychological thriller called 'You Are Not Alone' by  Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (Amazon affiliate link)

This book showed up as a recommendation for me, probably based on the fact that I read a previous book by the same authors--'The Wife Between Us'. I don't remember anything about that book! I only rated it three stars on Good Reads, so I must not have loved it.

Anyway, I can't say that I'm going to love this book because I'm only halfway done with it, but so far, I really really like it. It hooked me from the very beginning. I don't want to stop listening, and it makes me want to go out and walk some more so I can finish it. (The narration is great, by the way; that makes a big difference in what audiobooks I'll listen to!)


  1. I also read those two books over the summer and loved them! “The Wife Between Us” actually got me hooked on marriage thrillers/suspense. Glad you are enjoying them as well!

  2. Oooh the cats. We got two kittens this summer (we have two dogs and three cats now) and one of our kittens is such an instigator. He will run around riling up the other cats at night (the dogs sleep in our room with us) and when we go to bed all we hear is thump-thump-thump-thump-thump from the rest of the house as they bounce around with each other. Trouble-cat also REALLY likes to go in our kids room and parkour off of their beds and it was waking the kids up, so we finally got door-monkeys that keep the doors open just enough so we can hear the kids but not enough for the cats to come in. Kittens are crazy!

  3. I listened to those books recently and loved them! Do you read/listen to Lisa Jewell? Another great author that I stumbled upon this year!


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