Ahhhh… Quiet House. And up all night.

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It’s been 6 weeks since the kids have been away for a full weekend. And we’re enjoying every minute of the quiet.

I was feeling quite sleep deprived all day, and after muddling through the day of consulting to-do’s, I finally crashed around 6p for several hours. Of course, now I’ve totally messed up my schedule because it’s 3 a.m. and I’m barely tired. Good thing tomorrow is Saturday. Although I do have a few things I’d like to accomplish, which might require getting out of bed before noon. Since I’m up late, I thought I’d share this poem from the Knopf Poems After Midnight collection I just got for Kindle from the library:

A Remedy for Insomnia

Not sheep coming down the hills,
not cracks on the ceiling—
count the ones you loved,
the former tenants of dreams
who would keep you awake,
once meant the world to you,
rocked you in their arms,
those who loved you . . .
You will fall asleep, by dawn, in tears.

—Vera Pavlova

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