January 06, 2012

Half Full Fri and A Flakey Mom

Hey Everyone!
Wow, I get to do another Half Full Friday post! 
I've got a nice list for this week. 
Here we go:

1.  Monday and Tuesday I got 8 inches of SNOW!!!   Yeeehaaaaaa.  That's enough for me to do serious snow zoomies and leaps into piles of fluff.
2.  All of the Christmas stuff got put away and now my house is back to normal.
3.  I still had some Christmas yummers left this week.  I munched on the huge big bone my peeps gave me and I finished up the box of gourmet snackers that My Bestest Girl Zona gave me.
4.  Zona agreed to be my date for the big Blogville Valentine's Day Dance!!  For info about the dance, see Jess and Glacier's 1-4-12 post.
5.  Mr Dell had some issues the other night, but a guy came from Hughesnet last night so that I could bark furiously at him while he fixed it all back up again!  He was sure I was fierce and scary and now Mr Dell works just great.
I hope all of you had a great half-full week too!   For all the details about Half Full Friday, please link on over to see Sprinkles, my Wylde Chylde furiend.

Okay, back to the details about how my Mom's a great big ole Flake!

So, Mom has this issue...she's totally paranoid that she'll oversleep.  She's been this way all her life.  First for school, then college, then work.  She has her own personal internal alarm clock so wound up that she usually wakes up about 5 minutes before the real alarm rings every, single, solitary time!  No kidding.  The alarm very, very rarely actually rings. 

This is the headboard of Mom's side of the bed.  The hat is there because before her eye surgery, she was hopelessly nearsighted and couldn't see a standard sized she has this one:

You can just barely see how HUGE the numbers are.  They're so big and bright that she can't sleep unless it's covered by this hat.  How nutty is this?!?!?!   Now, see the other smaller clock?   That's her paranoia backup wind-up clock in case the real one doesn't go off.    Anytime there is storm activity, both alarms get set in case the real one doesn't work if the power goes out.  Then the wind-up one kicks in.   Of course, she is always awake minutes before either of these things could possibly go off, so no one in my house even remembers what they sound like!  BWAR HAR HAR.  She knows this, but still insists on setting them anyway. 

When she travels for work it's even WORSE if you can believe that!   She's really really paranoid that she'll oversleep and miss some meeting or something when she's travelling, so she goes totally crazy with the alarms then.  Here's what she does:
1.  Sets the hotel room alarm clock.
2.  Sets the wind-up alarm that she takes from home (the hotel one might not work or the power might go off in her room...seriously...I'm not making this up!)
3.  Requests a wake up call (in case the other alarms don't work...and she has those set in case the wake up call is forgotten!).
All of this, and she still wakes up minutes before any of the three have a chance to happen.  This is so totally flakey I can't believe it.   She has NEVER EVER EVER overslept for anything in her entire life.  But, she sure is worried about that first time!  BOL BOL BOL.

If you think this is all amusing, just wait until tomorrow's post.  I'll give you the biggest, baddest, funniest, weirdest example of Mom's wackiest flake feature!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP


Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said... sorry you has to live wit all dis. Her needs some help....some serious help! My Mom would probably sleep right through the alarm if her had to set one!

Dachshund Nola said...

BOL your mom is flakey flakey!
Dachshund Nola

Finn said...

Hmmm...I am surprised that your Pops hasn't "broke" one of your momma's clocks! :) Glad to hear you got some snow too!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I hope that SHE isn't gonna tell how she used to SNEAK back outta bed (as a First Grader) and TOTALLY DRESS in her School clothes and even her SHOES ON... THAT would be TOO Much fur everybuddy to bare.
Hey BUDDY.. would you do me a favor and Pack up a HOOOOOOGE box of that snow and send it to my Sweet Furend FIONA..

FiveSibesMom said...

Sarge, you got 8" of snow??? The Five are very jealous! We have zip, zero, nada. What we do have is a 40 degree day. Yuck, in a Sibe's world! PS - thanks for Gibson's birthday wishes! You can enter the drawing by logging in with your Email instead of Facebook, so we wouldn't want you to miss out!

K9 Katastrophie said...

BOL! That is funny! Every now and then Mom wakes up a few minutes before her alarm clock.

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Hey Sarge - We Beaglebratz will b bak tu read more of this interestin' post later when we haz more time BUTT talk 'bout puttin'stuff away after Christmas - u shood read our Flakey post if u hazn't
Shiloh'n Shasta

The Daily Pip said...

He he my mom has that same thing about waking up 5 minutes before the alarm clock.

Your pal, Pip

Road Dog Tales said...

At least she doesn't ALSO have your Dad call her at the hotel when she's traveling to MAKE SURE she woke up! or DOES she??? Now THAT would be EXTRA FLAKY! BOL!

Can't wait to read what is MORE flaky than this tomorrow!

The Road Dogs

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That is flakey!! We don't even have an alarm clock....that's because SHE doesn't sleep well.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Corbin said...

BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA my mom hits her snooze button 87 times before getting up, sometimes she even hits her snooze button in her sleep and really DOES oversleep! HAHA

Two French Bulldogs said...

Ok she is a flake! Sounds like this one
Benny & Lily

3 doxies said...

Hehehehe...your mom is kerazy! My mum has NEVERS EVERS had to use an alrm...her wakes up at 4am every mornin', just likes clock work.

8IN. of snow? How does you walk in it?


Remington said...

Nothing wrong with being a little cautious.... Wouldn't want to be late....

Backcountry Brodie said...

OMD, my mom duss the same things! Is our moms from the same litter or sumpin atween the appull peels and alarm clocks? But I has to tell you the one time in her life mom did oversleep she woz home to hear a contest on the radio, woz the furst to call in and wonned $200! Had she been out of the house on time, she would has missed winning the green papers!

Sagira said...

My mom is kind of the same way. She hates being late for things.

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Oh BOL! My mum never needs her alarm either. Whenever she has to set one (which is rare) she ALWAYS wakes up before it and then switches it off before it has a chance to "alarm".

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

sprinkles said...

I'm always nervous about oversleeping too so I set three alarms.

Great happy list this week!

Wyatt said...

You lost me at 8" of snow! I want some of that!
My mom is a super flake, cuz she never made a flakey post about how flakey she is...BOL!


Maggie Mae and Max said...


You got all dat snow on Monday and Tuesday?? We STILL haven't got any and I really miss doin' snow zoomies.
Oh and yes your mom is a flake ;)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS My mom is as flakey as Wyatt's cuz her never did a flakey post either...grrr.

Lorenza said...

I could be buried in all that snow!
And yes.... very flakey!
Kisses and hugs

Berts Blog said...

This is totally unfair. You got 8 inches of snow. WE got nothin. Nothin I say....

We are sure enjoying all these flakey peeps posts.

Can't wait to see who wins the prizes. I wish I had a flakey human but, well you know....I live with My Vickie and that just about says it all.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh My Dog. Sarge, we think your mum must be related to our Dad. His story is EXACTLY the same. Mum has never heard his alarm go off EVER!! What a co-inky-dink. Yes we agree, Flaky!! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory