As I lay me down to sleep (thoughts before bedtime)

It’s past midnight, I know. My alarm is set to ring at 6am, 6:20 and 6:45. With any luck, I’d be out of bed after the second alarm.


My brain has been processing thoughts and feelings through the weekend. You know how sometimes you feel one thing — like anger– and you hear the voice of reason saying, “Let it go.”

Time to do just that and drift away.

As I lay me down to sleep…

It’s a few minutes past 11pm, and it’s really rather early by my standards to be in bed.  But the boy asked me to lay down beside him as he went off to la-la land, but I was finished “mod podging” a project for my soon to be 11 year old niece.  The thing with Mod Podge is that you have to let the layers of glue dry, so after assembling what will be charms of Louis’ cute smile, I had to leave them to dry and then I will get ready to put some clear resin for a glass dome effect.  (The things I do for my would-be daughter if I had one.. )  The resin will have to wait until tomorrow.  So when I finally got to bed, my boy was already snoring away.

Well, it’s Friday.. my favorite day of the week.  It’s been a busy short week, what with the boss gone half the time.  Next week will be a tad bit brutal but I’ve had worse.  This weekend, I’ll be recharging.

I’ve found painting with watercolors very therapeutic, so my zentangling has sort of taken a back seat.  Just “sort of”.  I’ve been creating backgrounds and will work on photographing them in high res format tomorrow before going ahead with creating actual entries.  My intention is to make the high resolution background graphics available for free download from my crafting site, Gotham Chick.  It will also provide me a means to use and re-use the backgrounds for future projects.

Let’s see how the weekend goes…

Thoughts at 2AM

I wish there were more hours at night and work wasn’t a few hours away so I can keep creating and just stay up.  But an almost 45 year old woman needs some sleep.  Still, I couldn’t resist logging on even if only for 5 minutes because I seem to get the strongest urge to write here just before I call it a night.  (This even if logging on takes around 5 minutes with all the security embedded in m laptop.)

I’m lying next to the little tyke who is deep in la-la land.  We had a little tiff tonight as we argued over bath time.  No, he likes taking a bath, but it’s because he prefers a bubble bath and I am trying to rush through a shower because it’s bed time..  we made peace and we’re fine.

I was up because I was trying to get my bracelets finished.  I have around a dozen and I have to survey the components/findings I need to complete the different pieces.  So am I all set for the craft fair?  Not quite yet.

By the way, thanks, Lou, for the well wishes.  Let’s hope it stays sunny.

I’ve been happy with two new sales and all I can say is, more, more, more.. And my bed beckons.. so gotta go!