So I've been having a bit of insomnia lately.. a bit more often than I'd like actually. Two or three nights a week I find myself up from 3-6 a.m. or thereabouts.
Makes me wish I had maintainted that twitter account a bit better and had friends to talk to at this hour, but then again, I really wish I were sleeping.
I think I know the reasons behind this crazy messed up sleeping pattern, and I'll be ready to share most of them in the next few weeks, but for now let's just call it "stress", ok?
This has been one intense, full, and hectic year. One in which my life has grown and changed in so many ways, but this blog which has been my daily companion for 6 years now, has gone by the wayside. I feel.. disconnected.
So out of the loop.
And I miss it. I miss it on nights like tonight when I'm up with time to kill, reading blogs and seeing what everyone else is making and doing. Now I've been doing plenty of making and doing myself, none of which I can show you because no one appreciates a 4am photo shoot, right? But I'll show you this..
My latest impulse buy (thank you Joann's sale emails), a 40 yard roll of Warm & Natural.
And it's not just sitting there either, I've been cutting off this roll left and right. Things are getting quilted, things are getting done.
But life moves too fast to blog about it all.
The new semester is starting next week, and I've been trying hard to prep ahead of schedule this time around so I can avoid late night lesson planning (which never really goes as well as I'd hope in class the next day) and give myself some breathing room (maybe even blogging room) in the new weekly routine that's about to work itself out. I've got 6 classes at 2 different universities this year. All ESL, mostly writing and grammar, with a fair amount of accent reduction thrown in. (Lesly, if you're up in the middle of the night and want to chat about teaching stress-attracting suffixes, lmk!)
I'm really looking forward to school, and fall, but mostly to the end of this chaotic summer that I've had. I'm just not a summer person and I realize this more and more as I get older. Is anybody else looking forward to putting this hot muggy season behind us?
I think I sleep better with cooler weather too. Well, I know I sleep better under a quilt anyway.