What I Do When I Can’t Sleep

I woke up way too early today for no reason. Well, technically Haddie thrust her head/whiskers into my face, but that’s not unusual. I’m normally able to pull the covers over my head and fall back asleep. Not this morning.

So what did I do with all this found time? Did I go to the gym or out for a run along the river as our friend Dorian of Your Daily Cute might? Did I diligently work on my overdue review of A Street Cat Named Bob? Allow myself the luxury of some creative writing? Perhaps organize the kitchen junk drawer? Negative on all counts.

grey tux cat head

I made over-sized Petie-head print outs. Yup. You heard me right.

Apparently this is what, at 7am, seemed like a good use of my time. I was particularly excited as I’d invested in decal paper last week with the thought of making Petie-head decals.

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But the printer wasn’t cooperating and stopped printing Petie’s head right after his eyes. So I made the best of it (the complete head is on regular paper).

Petie was unimpressed.

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Still only 9:14am. What to do next…..Haddie heads?!

Are there any unusual projects you’ve undertaken when you can’t sleep? Do tell, I need some inspiration!

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  • Rebecca

    I LOVE Peeking Petie!!!! Priceless!!!

  • I like the one below the table best! I love decal paper….

    • I know! I’m bummed it won’t print out large PETIE all the way!

  • Those are so cute! I love the peeking one too.
    Sue B

  • The best part of the day is getting up too early and No One Knows!

  • Oh cool! What kind of printer do you need to print these? They look huge!

    • just a regular home computer but his head takes up the entire page! LOL!

  • Oh! That’s so much fun! Although I admit I’d rather nap 😉

  • Katie

    YES! I LOVE the peeking Petie! It is the best thing ever.

    • Tamar

      awwww thanks Katie! i feel like everywhere I go he is watching me! LOL!

  • Saw your video about your raindrop fountain. Have you seen my handmade, foodsafe, ceramic cat fountains? I think you’ll be pleased.

  • Haha! I love this!

  • I am sad to say my creativity does not compare. When I should be sleeping, I either resort to household tasks I didn’t get done during my typical waking hours or I post pictures to Facebook or other useless entertaining tasks. I am intrigued by the Petie head decals, though. I may have to attempt something similar for my house.