I think I have discovered the source of my lack of creativity....it is called lack of sleep. Last night for the fourth night in a row, I had less than two hours of sleep. Try to go to sleep early....maybe I sleep for the first 30 minutes....then I wake up and am up until 4. Since the alarm goes off at 5:30, this is not the best scenario. Melatonin did not even do it for me last night and I cannot take Ibuprofen or Tylenol this week as I am having a colonoscopy on Friday.... You think the thought of the prep and procedure has something to do with my sleeplessness....I could go to sleep right now but that would not work since it is 8:00AM and my work day is just starting.
Thanks for listening.....time to go to ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! Oops sorry I dozed off for a minute.
Last week and again this week, JBM had a writing assignment where he was asked to write about someone important in his life. We started by making a long list of options....should I be concerned that I had to twist his arm to add his Mom and Dad. I was concerned that we were not obvious choices...... Anyhow, the list was narrowed down to three people...Grandpa, Cool J (Ellen's son) and our Colonel friend at West Point. The Colonel was the choice both times. When he was done with his pieces, the thing that impressed me the most was JBM's reasoning...."the Colonel is important to me because he lives his life to guarantee the freedom and safety of mine." For a child who hates to write this is a rather profound point....and very true.
I was thinking yesterday about why I have not blogged in such a long time. It is mostly because I am a member of the sandwich generation and I am the filling of the sandwich. My Mom is 93 and my son is 10. Trying to balance their lives and mine is a daily challenge....
I love my life and everyone in it but there are times I resent not having a few moments to breathe. Soon enough I know I will have plenty of time when Mom is no longer with us and Junior Bird Man is out of the house.....I relish the days I have now....but my Gold status at Kohl's is in jeopardy!
If I still have any followers, you most likely noticed that I have not blogged in several months. Somehow. coming up with something witty and interesting to write about each day lost its appeal for a bit and life seems to have taken over....but enough whining....I am going to try again to be entertaining or at least get some thoughts out of my mind to share with those who still care.