Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Naked Ninja

i have been baffled all day long.

this morning after a short 4 hours of sleep- because i was up way too late working on a project for oldest daughter's teacher- middle daughter crawled into bed with me while the husband was in the shower. and she started chatting. because she wasn't tired anymore. and i glanced at the clock to see that i still had a good 45 minutes of possible sleep until i needed to wake oldest daughter for school. what a waste. of sleep, not mother/ daughter bonding time.

as she was snuggled up way too close (because everything is way too close that early in the morning) and pulling at my blanket and pillow, i heard a thud downstairs- similar to the sound i hear whenever our door leading to the garage shuts. just moments later our house alarm began blaring, having been triggered by something. the thud?

the husband was just stepping out of the shower and he sprinted downstairs, towel trailing behind, so that he could see what the problem might be.

i followed close behind, nervous, because i had no weapon in case i needed to beat up a bad guy- and i had recently clipped my fingernails. so, i had not even a fingernail weapon to use as a threat to any invader we might encounter. i was relying on the naked ninja and his mad fighting skills to fend off the enemy. because he has some. skills, not enemies.

i checked behind the bathroom door and in the pantry. which, i'm not gonna lie- kinda freaked me out. like, a lot. and the husband checked the garage and the living room. and we found nothing. but the garage door leading to the house was unlocked, which is unusual, because we make it a habit to lock all the doors before retiring for the night.

all i can think is that, as i was making my way to bed at 2 a.m. i forgot to lock the garage door. don't know how i could have forgotten, because i did set the alarm which is right by the door. and then all i can do to account for the thud i heard was that perhaps the wind blew the unlocked door open and sucked it shut. (it has happened before)

and then the husband left for work and i was reluctant to take a shower because anyone could have been hiding out in my house, just waiting. like in the toy box or something. but i finally did take a shower, and it turned out ok.

anyway, baffled. all day.

and kinda freaked out.

but not by the naked ninja.

i kinda liked that. not gonna lie.

9 comments:

uniquelynat said...

een waiting for a post all day. i think i should get busy doing more productive things that wait for your posts....though to you that may be the most productive thing a follower can do. i don't know. you tell me.

anyway i hope that it was just the wind. and glad to know the naked ninja didn't freak you out. and maybe that is an image i don't need in my head. thanks.

Messy Jess said...

not to mock your pain but that was funny. well written.

That Girl in Brazil said...

Too bad your daughter was up, eh? Naked ninjas in the morning can be quite fun ...

lagirl said...

I'm thinkin' that's way to much excitement early in the morning, even for naked Ninjas.

Mechelle said...

umm, hahahahahahahaaaaahahahahaa!!! way to funny! I am so glad there wasn't anyone there, but really from an outside perspective, too funny!

Nathan said...

Crazy deja vu! (or at least something similar)

My neighbor just told me yesterday how the same exact thing happened to her. Well ... minus the too close snuggling and the naked ninja.

She said it happened twice before she realized it was the garage door.

Sarah said...

I get freaked out by sounds ALL THE TIME - especially when Aaron is on call. Unfortunately, when he is home, he has only limited ninja skills, but he is very tall. That is slightly initimidating to others. Your husband is tall. Good. Also intimidating is the whiteness - exposed by nakedness. An intruder might think there was a ghost...

Randibee said...

I am glad it wasn't anything serious, because I would feel bad laughing so hard trying to picture the naked ninja! Not sure I want to picture that, but hilarious post!

Tink said...

Whoa! That's creepy scary! I mean SCARY! That would still have me freaked! Wonder what it was. Loved the naked ninja comment! :)