These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Friday, September 07, 2012

It is fallish out

I love three day weekends. but I really dislike the four day work week that goes with it.  Sheesh. Trying to get work done in less time stinks. And it's not like there is a choice. The deadlines still come on the same dates, so the work must be done.

This hasn't been a terrible week, but I'm as tired as if I'd worked a regular week at 150% effort level. My usual sleep patterns have gone to hell in a handbasket. I've not wakened in the night without being able to drop back off into a good, sound sleep for quite a while, but three nights of the four this week have been exactly that. Hopefully this weekend will give me a chance to turn it around and get the good pattern back. I surely hope so.

I think the stress of poor sleeping has stirred up the fibromyalgia a little. It isn't very bad, just a little aching and the skin sensitivity. That latter is the worst part. I'm having all kinds of small areas of skin that are itchy, burning, ultra sensitive to touch, and in 15 minutes, the irritation is in a different place. Really irritating. Wish me luck with sleeping tonight to get rid of the "stuff."

I think fall is just about here. Isn't it odd how the weather changes are subtle, but definitely present. Even though temperatures aren't really much different than they were last month, there is a difference that feels like fall. I may even need a light wrap early mornings and evenings soon. And have you noticed how quickly the days are growing shorter?

On the other hand, we are still getting rain every few days, and the landscape is beautiful, green and dotted with wildflowers. The fall flowers are  blooming in the wild and in my yard, too.  The roadside is covered with thick growths of sunflowers and another flower that is similar but smaller. I don't know the name. I have some huge iron kettles in the front of the house where the chrysanthemums are blooming. So pretty!

My resident hummingbirds are beginning to migrate, I think.  Two weeks ago I was feeding them a gallon and a half every day, and the last few days, the little buggers have eaten less than half that amount. I'm really going to miss them.

I'm tired. I think I will go to bed early tonight.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


  1. I don't kn ow what that sleep thing is about, I've been doing the exact same thing! I seem to remember my sleep habits changing just a bit with the seasons. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.
    I'm hoping Lyn that the Fibro flare up goes as quick as it came. Hate that you have to go through that. Any plans for the weekend? Did you get the laundry soap recipe? We're having the grandkids this weekend so I don't think I'll be around much. Hope you get some quality sleep. Love Di ♥

  2. Di, I slept wonderfully last night!! I got a full 8 hours, and I don't think I even got up to go to the bathroom. I really needed that. And the FMS is better, so my supposition of stress and lack of rest as the cause is probably right on. Cleaning the house like the little fire engine today!

    I did get the recipe, thanks!


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