I'm feeling a little bleary eyed lately from lack of sleep. Red eyes. Oh-so attractive bags under the eyes. Falling asleep while reading books to Quinn in the afternoon. (This is not so unusual actually. I seem to have a lull in energy mid-afternoon, usually when they boys feel like relaxing themselves with some books. Well, reading out loud at this time of the day just knocks me out and I literally fall asleep while reading. Yep, eyes closed, head nodding, the whole thing. That in itself is not so strange. The strange thing is that I keep reading out loud but since my eyes are closed and thus not able to read the words, my brain makes up words to continue the story. It cracks Mike and the boys up. Keegan eagerly awaits for it to happen but unfortunately, it's not a trick I can perform on demand. Giggles due to the arrival of seven dancing ballerinas in one of their books once woke me from a pleasant afternoon nap. Not surprisingly, I also fall asleep in bed at night while reading only to be harshly woken up by a book falling squarely on the bridge of my nose. Sorry. I digress.) I wish I could blame my recent tiredness on someone or something but I have only myself to blame. Wait. Not true. I blame Claire and Jamie.
I started reading this series in January and I have been whole-heartedly sucked into it. I can't seem to put each book down until I finish it at which point I quickly pick up the next book in the series. It goes everywhere with me on the slim chance that I may have a few minutes to read. And as you may have guessed, I have been staying up far too late the last few nights reading about the adventures of Claire and Jamie. I don't think I need to tell you that I am enjoying the books. I only wish I had fewer obligations during the day so I could read in daylight and then get a decent sleep that night. Must sleep. Honestly, I don't foresee that happening tonight. I am so close to the end. Also, is it wrong to feel that I would leave my husband for a fictional character if said character just happened to step directly out of the book, thick Scottish accent, kilt and all? That's completely normal, right? Right?