It’s inevitable. I get insomnia when I need to sleep.

It's funky, erratic sleep the night before any heart-related doctor's appointments for Ellis.  I can't pinpoint one worry, but a general sense of fear overcomes me. Other concerns that prevent continuous sleep: I'll oversleep; I'll be stuck in bay area traffic and miss the appointment entirely; I'll hear upsetting news; I'll need to be extra … Continue reading It’s inevitable. I get insomnia when I need to sleep.

Why I need to have realistic expectations about time

Disbelief and denial. Is May only a few days away?! It was just winter, now spring, and summer plans are already underway. Time runs while I stroll. When I was younger, grown ups would wistfully comment how time passes too quickly for them. They'd say, "Enjoy this time, because living gets busy when you have … Continue reading Why I need to have realistic expectations about time

Move over, rush. Slow (kind of) is moving in.

via Daily Prompt: Rush Rush has become the theme of my life in the past few years. Everything seems hurried; even hurry itself is not fast enough for this rushed life. This morning I had one hour to myself at a coffee shop ACROSS the street from the kids' zoology class. It felt foreign to … Continue reading Move over, rush. Slow (kind of) is moving in.