But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility... Eph. 2:13-14

Friday, September 14

I can't sleep

It's a horrible hour (2:31am) to be awake. No one else is, and I can't sleep. It's not because I'm scared or anything. Well, to explain that, I got really freaked out by "The Birds" not too long ago, and we just watched "Little Shop of Horrors", so I was a little nervous that I'd freak out over it, too. But I didn't. Man that movie is weird. Anyway, I'm not awake because of a movie, but because of a soda. I had a Mountain Dew at 6 last night. That was pretty good. It's this weird citrus-cherry flavor, I think they're calling it Game Fuel or something like that. I don't know. Anyway, it has to do with Halo 3 coming out (not that I play first-person-shooter-games or anything - that's just what it says on the bottle). Since I'm not bouncing off the walls or anything, I thought that it was pretty pathetic for trying to keep you in gamer mode all night, but I guess I was wrong. As I was saying, however, the new flavour is VERY good. It tastes like gummi bears or gummi worms. Yum. I still like Code Red (you know, the cherry Mountain Dew) best, but this was satisfying.

I knew it would keep me up, though, because caffine always keeps me awake. Usually it's not THIS awake, though. I usually just stare at my ceiling and feel like crying because I'm exhausted and can't sleep. Not tonight.

It was really weird, I guess about an hour and a half ago I was laying in bed thinking about my post "Light and Dark" when all of the sudden my cat made that weird cat noise, you know, that grawer sound that means they're irritated, fighting or scared. It made me start and my dog (who sleeps in my bed) jumped two inches into the air (he had been sound asleep). We looked out the window, but I couldn't see Slyder anywhere (it doesn't help that he's black). Then I heard it again, and noticed some large animal up by the road. I couldn't really see it very well, so I thought maybe it was Friend (this dog whose real name is Hannah but is our enemy so we call her Friend). As I kept staring I thought it might be a deer, but it never came out of the shadows. I tried to wake up my parents when I first heard Slyder, but they didn't budge. When I got sick of not being able to see what the animal was (even though I was pretty sure it was a deer) I went and flipped on the porch light; but that didn't help, because the deer was standing RIGHT outside of the light. Eventually it left (it was a deer, because Friend wouldn't be eating our grass like that and dogs move a whole lot differently than deer - different legs and stuff, you know?) and I was bored again. And, I confess, a little creeped out. I just hoped no one stole my cat, since he's all back (except for a few hairs on his stomach) and Halloween is nearing. The dumb cat is so sweet, though, he'd probably go right along with them. But he'd make a terrible Halloween decoration, because he'd just purr and rub up against you instead of sticking all of his hair on end.

Well, when I got on here I thought maybe I'd write some great story, something worthy to publish so that my time wouldn't be wasted (I DID take a melatonin not too long ago, so don't think I'm being irresponisble). I'm lonely. I wish Mom were up, so we could talk or something. Oh well, she needs her sleep. Good morning.

May God bless you, and keep you, and cause His Face to shine upon you.


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