THE STORM BEFORE THE CALM
Going on ten p.m.
Ready to relax… reflect… boot down
Don’t forget tomorrow’s appointment,
Get up early (but I won’t sleep)
Take a shower (so I don’t reek)
But first, tonight, I must
clean up kitchen mess from dinner:
Meats, sweets, culinary treats
Counter’s a bloodbath of
beet juice, nibs, rice shards
Now to bed – first, cat fed
Now to bed – wait, take med
Now to bed – oops, brush teeth
Now to bed – shit, no sheets!
Now to bed – yoga first
(muscles stretch and tension burst)
NOW to bed – meditation
Plug in phone, pull up station
Guarantees a good night’s sleep
(takes two hours and three repeats)
Soothing voices, never boring
Long night’s journey into snoring
© 2016 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
For ABC Wednesday, K is for kerfuffle.
We (I and my bipolar) are currently in manic phase. I downloaded the free “Insight Timer” phone app, and they have everything from soothing music to calm voices talking me through various relaxations. Anyone with insomnia, GET THIS APP!
Unfortunately, when the manic is in sway, I can get through the whole thing with my body buzzingly relaxed and happy, but my mind is still running circles and twisting about. So yeah… my therapist says I may have ADD, but frankly, the bipolar, PTSD, and OCD are quite enough, thank you. Amy
September 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm
Wonderful post my friend. I have missed your writing and hope you are doing better now. I totally get the not being able to sleep thing. I think it’s the missing link in my genetics. Be well. 🙂
J Cosmo Newbery
September 20, 2016 at 3:43 am
Lovely scenario you paint. I just can’t reach that snoring stage of late.
September 21, 2016 at 10:15 am
I read this twice. The second time really fast, as if fast-forwarding a movie. The images are just awesome.
Hope some sleep and rest was had, and that the storm wasn’t too wild. ♥
Sherry Blue sky
September 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm
Hope tonight that you get a good sleep. I enjoyed the humor in your busy bedtime routine.
September 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm
my life, or a variation on same
September 29, 2016 at 10:57 pm
Love that bedtime routine! I think you have more than enough initialed illnesses, so I consider you absolutely normal. Have a night’s sleep.
December 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm
miss you – hope you’re coping!
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Perhaps you have another site or have taken a break from writing? I do hope you are well. You are missed.
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