can’t sleep

I am having one of those nights that I often have after CHA – my brain won’t shut off and the ideas just keep flowing for doing “this” or trying”that” and I just can’t seem to fall asleep.

It also doesn’t help that I am coughing up a lung every two minutes to the point I have no voice – well sort of – I sound like Kathleen Turner… now, not in the glory days.

And, there is the other small issue of the fact that Matt is currently snoring so loud it sounds like he is using a chain saw to cut down every tree in Wisconsin.

So, I made myself a nice cup of tea, opened up my laptop, and decided to write.

Writing often makes me feel better.  I write lists, I make notes, I draw diagrams and outlines, and I make plans.

Tonight I think I struck a bit of gold and I am excited about what I have planned for September.  A little bit of magic – everyday of the month.  I have the outline done, but I have never tried to do something like this on my blog before and I am kind of excited.  I am still working on the details, but they will be coming very soon…  {insert giddy girly laugh here}

Anyway… here is a list of things that I am grateful for this week, kind of a dump-all to help clear my brain, say thank you, and hopefully help me find some rest tonight:

  • my family – immediate and extended
  • my friends – near and far
  • the new friends I made at CHA – you know who you are
  • the opportunities that lie in the future and in the unknown
  • smart, amazing, talented, gifted, and openly honest women in my life that help raise me up while also keeping me grounded and true… yes I am talking about you.
  • amazing food
  • time alone with my hubby in the city where we have lived most of our lives together
  • laughter and silliness
  • snuggles and dates with my kids
  • lingonberries – yes, that’s right – lingonberries
  • Tylenol Cold for day and for night, as well as Kleenexes with aloe and heating pads
  • Instagram and Pinterest – yup – I went to social media
  • creativity and the ability to try new things
  • age

Guess that is it for now – starting to feel the night set it and the Chamomile start to work… Must be time to try to get some zzzz’s so that tomorrow, maybe the crud will be far enough at bay that I can begin to work on all of that stuff I wrote down earlier – and then share it with you.  Time to dream a little dream…


“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”  ―    Gloria Steinem


can’t sleep — 3 Comments

  1. I hope blog readers are included in that friends list ! 😉

    I’m so happy you and Matt enjoyed some time in the city you love ! I know how hard the move to Wisconsin was for the whole family– such a big change for all! Laughter can be good medicine ! We (my family ) try to find some humor in every day – not always easy but so beneficial .

    I hope you start feeling better ! I think I need more coffee !

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