Tuesday, October 16

A sign. Or not.

I am a big believer in signs.

No not those types of signs.

The signs that the universe sends you to help steer you in the right direction. I have mentioned before, and probably on more than one occasion how for a large portion of things I am happy to let the powers that be take care of things.

In the past this has worked incredibly well for me. The powers that be have strange way of coming though for me. Sometimes when I least expect it and often in ways I never expected.

Every now and then though a sign will come through and I (being the know it all that I am) think I know better and just ignore what to some may well be blatantly obvious. Right now just happens to be one of those times.

As I type it is ridiculous o'clock (aka 2.37am). Miss Two thought she would try her hand at projectile vomiting earlier this evening. For the record she is not too bad at it. Distance is not great but volume is right up there. However now that she knows about the bonus points for getting it in the bucket I am hoping that is where all future deposits will go.

Due to her current desire to empty the contents of her stomach I decided that perhaps she should be excluded from the bedroom this evening. Which also means I am excluded from the bedroom tonight. Cleaning spew off an air mattress in the lounge is much preferable to changing the bed sheets in the middle of the night so I am not exactly complaining.

Especially since I now have an air mattress. Previously containment to the lounge room with vomiting child meant a night on floor on a thinner than thin mattress. Given that Mr Awesome has to get up and go to work it doesn't seem fair for him to be disturbed so I take one for the team and sleep on the floor. Fun doesn't even come close to describing it all. Mind you the whole air mattress, which is only a new thing, almost makes it bearable.

Though I can't help but wonder why my sense of adventure isn't more excited about camping in the lounge room. The children certainly see it that way with Miss Eleven pleading to join in. Poor thing was forced to remain in the comfort of her air conditioned bedroom on her bed.

Anyway many hours ago now when Miss Two was drifting off to sleep I found myself doing the same. Feeling a little uneasy in the stomach myself I didn't bother fighting the sleep thing, despite it being prior to 8pm. This also had the added benefit of me missing out on the regular bedtime fun of getting the other two to sleep.

This also explains why I am awake now. After years of unbroken, disjointed and minimal sleep, my body is under the misguided impression that after five hours of sleep it must be wake up time. Hence why bed time is never early.

Always looking for the bright side though, I figured that being awake now would give me the perfect chance to get my IBOT post out the way. Seeing as some how Tuesday seems to have once again snuck up. I much prefer having my post all scheduled and ready to go rather than trying to squeeze it in while reading all the other posts that have linked up.

Only the universe tried to send me a sign. One that said get off the computer. Within minutes of setting myself up Miss Six was awake and standing before me. Something about a sore throat, not feeling well, blah blah. Just go back to sleep was all I had in me. After all I was all ready to start blogging.

Thankfully she willingly complied and within seconds was curled up next to her sister on the air mattress. Back to it I went. Or so I thought.

Again the universe tried with the whole sign thing. This time it shut the power off. Which gave the new UPS thingy Mr Awesome bought home on the weekend a chance to beep away. Reluctantly I turned the computer off and sat in the darkness listening for then expected cries of children without electricity.

After a minute I was relived to realize I was still the only one awake. Phew! Now back to blogging. You see universes for as much as you may be trying to tell me not to bother I will not give in. Or so I thought till I picked up the iPad with it's 11% battery.

By now though the universe could see my dedication and relented. Switching itself back on so that I could get this out. Which I know you are just stoked about.

Does the universe send you signs?
Do you listen?

Joining in with Jess and the crew for #IBOT


  1. eeeew speeewww..... luckily my lil ones haven't had a vomiting bug yet.. and Im glad.. not sure I can handle spew.... baby spew is nothing.. hehe...

    I was up every hour lastnight with my son and his teething issues...

    I vote for it to be a PJ day in our household (and yours) and take some time off to spend on the couch watching romantic comedy movies!!

    #teamIBOT was here!

  2. LOL - the universe definitely sends the signs and I am starting to get better at recognising them !
    Hope the vomiting stops soon - take care !

  3. spew... is one of the worst things in the world, i feel for you having to deal with so much of it!!
    I like the idea of signs, but i think i am too... dense? to recognise them, unfortunately!! xx

  4. You sound sleep deprived. I hope that she is feeling better soon. Time for a doona day!

  5. I am definitely a big believer in signs - but look at you, you got it done anyway. I was up til 3am doing the same thing, but I have no computer at the moment, so was battling with the iPad on an image heavy st - don't recommend it. Ended up staying awake so I could link up at 3.30 :) the things we do for IBOT xxxxxxxx

  6. Yes signs come and go for me - i guess it depends if i'm looking out for them or not. I saw a beautiful sign this morning - i dragged by poppet out of bed for a walk and we saw a whale spouting water. I think it was a sign for her that exercise is not so bad :-)

  7. I see everything as a sign if I want to do something and have shutters on my eyes if I want to avoid it! But your opening gambit made me feel tired, just reading it. Just talk of sick children

  8. Scares me into thinking the universe will send them my way...hope all is well today!

  9. When the power goes off, the only sign I usually think it is, is a sign to tweet power and water an say whats going on???? ;)

  10. I too am a big believer in signs... glad the universe let you post this x

  11. When you have to pull the air mattress out into the lounge, you know it's been a bad vomit episode. Hope everyone gets better soon.
    I'm sure the Universe is very impressed with you determination :)

  12. Spew is the worst. So thankful we've avoided it for a long while now (have I just jinxed us?).

    I have to confess, I don't pay too much attention to signs. Perhaps I should!

  13. Absolutely! Way too many signs at times... Here's to healthy vibes to your place! xx

  14. I hate vomit. We had our doses x 3 kids last week. Over it.

    At least my husband and I, plus the 2 yr old seemed to miss that bug.

    I don't get many signs, or maybe I just am ignorant to them?

  15. eww spew not my favourite thing in the world. I'm not sure about signs but I'm learning to value the positives out of negative situations.

  16. The Universe send me so many signs, or is it me that I saw signs in every little things? Anyway, I do try to listen but sometimes I'm confused: is it my imagination or is it a TRUE sign! But your story with the computer made me laugh because I was thinking about myself: sometimes I try to post a comment and it's just not working for some reason and then I say to myself that it's a sign I shouldn't comment on this post... But then I try again and it works! It was only my imagination!


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