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The Time Is 4:44


My Wife Asks Me To Move Over

I am hogging the bed

We have a Queen size bed

How is that possible?

Our cat Charlotte sometimes sleeps at my feet

Thinking back to how this all started

About two years ago

Our cat Charlotte came up to the head of the bed

She would scratch the headboard

We would tell her Stop!

To calm her down and not just seem like we are yelling at her

I tried to see what was the matter

She wanted our attention for some reason

Did she need food or water

Did her cat box have to be cleaned

Most of the time

She needed neither

She wanted to be heard

To calm her down

Even though I have got up with her

All hours of the night

I began to pat her

Soon she would curl under my arm and go to sleep

Then slowly over time

It became a regular routine

Now she not only sleeps under my arm

But takes up more and more room

On my side of the bed

So as I move over

My wife is pushed to the edge

Kind of funny

My wife says you started it

I don't want to stop it now

She is happy

She now claws the headboard less

Now if she wants to lay down

She is telling us move over

Here I come

When she wants to be left alone

She will sleep in 99 other places in our home

So there you have it

The time quite often is all 4's

I have heard it is a way of our relatives who passed on communicating with us

It happens a lot

When we are driving

I see license plates with three 4's

So my wife and I say hi mom

My mother passed away 10/12/11

Both my wife and I were so close

She was all about family

So we believe it is mom saying hello

We like to think she is bringing our whole family together

On the other side

Opening the door

For every loved one just wanting to say good day

Enjoy all you see

So Good Morning and a lovely day to all


DREAM ON (author) on February 17, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE Charlotte is laying on the couch. I didn't want to disturb her so I went out to the kitchen to write. She has a habit of clawing the headboard to get our attention. I try to have her lay down by my side. Sometimes she does if I keep petting her. Then when I stop she suddenly jumps up and off the bed she goes. Every day we are learning more about science and technology and how they are tied together. The natural laws of life that work and keep us wondering what is next? Thank you for reading and adding to my day. My driveway covered in ice. Be careful old Man winter is not done yet.

DREAM ON (author) on February 17, 2021:

Denise McGill It can be a series of any numbers. You would be surprised how they show up and we might not even notice. There are many people that believe we are all connected a lot more than we physically realize. That actually everyone in the world is all tied in together. Thank you so much for sharing and caring. May your day start out good and turn into wonderful.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on February 16, 2021:

I've never heard that but it is a point of memory each time you see the all 4's to think of those who have passed.



BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 16, 2021:

Cute, and oh so true.

Kitty cats love to train us.

Mine used to take over my pillow..sleeping just above my head.

Or another one that snuggled beneath the covers.

I have never thought to pay attention to details like the time.

Interesting...maybe they are communicating with us that way.

Take care.

DREAM ON (author) on February 16, 2021:

Ann Carr I find it funny to think all my life I thought I knew something and to find out that something is altogether different to so many other people around the world. We are all right. Maybe ideas are the same way. There is no right or wrong. Just a different way of thinking. If we can listen to each other's thoughts and compromise somewhere in the middle. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 05, 2021:

No, we say buggy for a child's pushchair (after the smaller 'pram'). For shopping we use a trolley. Garage can be pronounced 'garridge' or 'garahge' like the French pronounce it. Depends where in Britain you come from. The candies you mention are chocolate bars and chips are traditionally chips but the thin ones (and if you're posh!) are French fries. Gets complicated doesn't it?! I can't think of any other obvious differences.


DREAM ON (author) on February 05, 2021:

John Hansen I appreciate all the wonderful words we say differently. This creates so much fun. Keep them coming.Next time I see a sign I will share it with you. If you have any experiences I would love to hear those too. I can't wait to tell my wife about your cats sleeping habits. They are lovely when they sleep. They can be a handful when they are awake. Thank you so much for sharing another wonderful day.

DREAM ON (author) on February 05, 2021:

Ann Carr I loved each story it brought back so many good memories. I think when you share something about someone's life it is so much better than reading any history book on facts and figures. Thank you for taking the time to explain each word and its meaning. I think you say buggy for shopping carriage. When you say the name it is said gaayrage instead of garage. The candy was a Crispy like our Nestles Crunch. Another one was a Whispa it was good too. Potato chips are french fries. Potato chips are just chips. (lol) So much fun.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 05, 2021:

I know Upper Beading well. It's one of the lovely villages in Sussex, close to where I grew up (Hurstpierpoint), near Brighton, on the South Downs - beautiful place. If they were southerners like me, then that's what I sound like. What a small world it is!

Candy bars are 'sweets' or chocolate bars. Yes, 'roundabouts' is spelt right. A car port is not the same as a garage here - it's in front of the garage, somewhere on the drive, but is sheltered, often with a clear roof so that there is light but protection. Our car port is going to be connected to the garage. Funny thing about garages here is that there is rarely a car in them, just a load of tools or junk or random storage!

Mum is spelt with a 'u' here because that's the way most pronounce it, whereas the American accent makes it closer to an 'o'. Lovely thing, language, full of nuance and slight differences which make it so wonderful. Amazing how one can get into trouble by using a word that means something totally different in other English-speaking countries!

Great to have a chat about these things. Thank you.


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 05, 2021:

Dream On, I like how you sense your mother having contact with you when the three 4s appear. I believe our past loved ones still try to connect with us at times. My cat Phoebe sometimes sleeps under my arm as well, they all have different routines they repeat. We also say “mum” instead of “mom,” and “maths” not “math” lol.

DREAM ON (author) on February 05, 2021:

We had lovely neighbors that came from Upper Beading England and we use to love to listen to them talk. Have ever been there?I can hear your accent in my head. They brought us some candy bars that were like things we have here but all different kinds of funny names. Rotaries on the highway are called roundabouts. I hope I am spelling and using the words right. It might come out again. Wouldn't that be a nice surprise. We don't see many car ports mostly garages around here. I love the way you spell mom mum. It brings a warm feeling to my heart. Thank you so much for sharing.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 05, 2021:

Yes, you got the time right. I'm not very English as I've never liked tea and I love coffee. Juice is fine. Yes, it is good to chat.

I spoke too soon about the sunshine, however it was good whilst it lasted. Our car port is coming on apace so it'll be dry car maintenance soon (not for me, for him!). We're still renovating, even after 4 years! The proverbial Forth Bridge...


DREAM ON (author) on February 05, 2021:

Ann Carr It is 6:27 A.M. here and 11:27 A.M. your time I believe. It is so nice to chat from 3,080 miles away. I love technology. I never thought of our connection to animals that way. You made me smile again.I am not a coffee drinker but your next coffee is on me. I will have tea on occasion. It seems like so much work.(lol) I will drink a glass of cranberry pomegranate juice with you. Top of the morning to you. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 05, 2021:

Good morning to you too!

What a strange thing about all the 4s! Nice though. I like the link with Mum.

Cats have routines don't they? I suppose all animals do, come to think of it, including us!

Enjoy your day. We have sunshine instead of rain so everything has lifted - and it's coffee time so what more could I ask!


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