One of those nights

  No doubt, they will be bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning. 

Ever have a night that left you with little sleep?  A night when sleep is illusive and waking up in the morning is nearly impossible?  Well, that was me last night.   For some reason I woke up at 3:30 and getting back to sleep was simply out of my control; it wasn't happening, no matter how hard I tried.  I flopped from one side to the other; tried my hardest to think "nothing."  Ya, thinking nothing is easy right?  As soon as you try to stop thinking you think of something related to that. 

I heard Luke get up, well sort of get up and turn around, again sort of.  He has a very hard time moving around at night; so it is a good thing that he is on a giant mound of beds surrounded by pillows.  He repositioned himself and was back asleep, twitching within minutes.  Elsa watched me watch her for a bit and then joined Luke in blissful twitching.  Yep, I was still awake and trying my best not to be.  There was no noise keeping me awake; it couldn't have been more quiet.  I just could not fall back asleep.

So I think sometime around 4:45 I dosed off, thankfully.  Of course that was short lived as I was shot out of my bed at 5:13am by the sound of heaving.  I was still asleep but standing; Elsa wasn't in her bed so I assumed it was her heaving somewhere in the dark and yelled to her.  It was only when I flipped on the light that I realized that Elsa was still in my bed; where she had joined me just as I'd drifted off.  It was Luke who was doing the heaving but it was the strangest thing as he seemed asleep.  I looked closer and listened, he was heaving and finally wretched.  Nothing came out, he didn't seem bothered and went back to sleep, this is a first.  He didn't even lift his head up when he was heaving; was he heaving and throwing up in a dream like state?  I have never had a dog do this, so I'll keep an eye on him. 

He resumed his sleeping and was back in twitch land before I got into bed.  I just lay there wondering if I'd get back to sleep or just get up.  But I drifted off again and now I am so groggy that I can barely wake up.  My first coffee is gone and I'm suppose to head to the gym in a few.  It is hard to workout when you are asleep.  Of course Luke and Elsa are sound asleep as usual.