Good morning Everyone,
We celebrated out Thanksgiving yesterday,
had all the turkey and fixings with family.
My MIL had it at her house, and there as usual were two types of dressing,
What we call the regular kind and she makes an oatmeal kind
that they always had when she was a child growing up.
So of course the boys all make jokes about the oatmeal stuffing,
and she always says it did not do you boys any harm.
It is a stick to your bones dressing
that one must acquire a taste for.
I know she loves it that they all give her a hard time.
So it was a lovely night, we were all Thankful to be together,
then we watched a hockey game and I guess went to bed about 10.30 p.m.
So at 4 a.m.I awoke and I hear rattle,rattle, rattle at my bedroom window,
I think to myself what is the cat doing,
I hear it again, Ratttle, rattle, rattle.
You see I have a cat that tries to get out and sometimes scratches on the windows.
I hear it again, rattle, rattle, rattle,
My eyes open I look over and I can see through my curtain an image of a masked man
with the street light basically shining behind him and his hand was lifting the window.
Well I brake into commando mode,
Get the _____out of here, you sick_______.
The window slams down, the man took off out towards the street,
my husband has jumped out of a dead sleep and is yelling,
What the hell is going on and why are you swearing.
I say Someone just tried to break in.
Well he was up then,
I let the dog outside,
No barking so I knew the intruder was gone.
I called 911
and they would have someone search the area.
So I heard the helicopters fly above and search the area.
Once I got off the phone with the police,
that is when I started to cry.
Ten years I have lived in this house and nothing has ever happened,
and now some man was no more than two feet from us both lying in our beds,
Every CSI and Law and Order show I had ever watched
came rushing through my mind.
You tell yourself to keep calm,
so hubby puts his arm around me,
and says, Hon thanks for saving my live,
but if it happens again can you do it a little quieter,
he says you about gave me a heart attack and I thought you were talking to me,
now this is his way to calm me down.
I said honey he was coming in through the bedroom,
that freaks me out.
He says, but think about it you did not have a Cataplexy spell,
which is true because I would have just laid there,
and would have been unable to move.
He said so your getting better,
Okay so this is true,
I handled a serious situation without falling over and becoming paralyzed for a few minutes.
Great, thanks so much to the man breaking in to prove this to me.
So this is the thing. Mr. Hubby is sawing logs as I sit here typing,
I lay back in bed and I am just furious,
Right now I don't feel safe,
In the morning all storm windows are going on the house.
I am going to get a stick or something to have in the bedroom
in case I ever need it.
I am grateful that nobody was hurt,
grateful that I woke up,
grateful that I had no cataplexy spells.
grateful that I was not alone,
grateful that I can still hear the helicopter in the area.,
grateful that I would never do such a thing,
grateful that I have morales and values
that I would never scare the hell out of someone
with no regard to others.
I am grateful that in a while I will be able to sleep,
and grateful knowing I won't be so angry in the morning.
I am also grateful that I will not let this one incident
dictate how I will feel in my house.
I was a victim once and I will never be a victim
Something must be going on in the area tonight
because I can still hear the helicopter in the area,
This is almost one and a half hours later.
I will not have access to a computer until Friday sometime,
so know I am thinking of you.
I wish you a great week, and I will get by to see everyone soon.
I am going to try to get some rest.
May we all feel safe and sound.
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