Fall has arrived early – the year is fading fast

This morning was rough. I couldn’t sleep last night and kept saying to myself, “just one more hour, and then I’ll get up.” My plans to wake up at 7:30 am and have a productive day turned into climbing out of bed at 1:00 pm.

I don’t know what happened. A few weeks ago I was doing really well with sleep. I was getting a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. My dreams were great. I felt energized and ready to start my day. So, what happened?

I think it’s because my time at home is coming to an end and I’m stressing about returning to work. For many reasons I don’t want to get into here. I was really hoping to go back to school this year and do some re-training but it doesn’t look like that’s happening.

I’m seeing my doctor this week for a follow up and will discuss going back to part time hours – possibly three days a week. It means less take home pay. My basics will be covered. But at least it’s some kind of work. Whatever that looks like.

Full-time work was hard for me before with the PCOS and migraines. Even harder when I started getting sick. Even harder now that I’ve been home for so long.

So, here I am on this cloudy Tuesday morning with so many thoughts. My life is about to change. I think the stress comes from not knowing how it’s going to change. So many uncertainties.

But on the plus side. I’m down a couple of pounds. I’ve lost another inch around the waist and am getting closer to where I was back in the spring.

So, give and take, right?

I love this temperature. Fall has arrived early and it’s usually my favorite time of year. Halloween is coming up fast which means Thanksgiving is too. If COVID is still here – I’m guessing we won’t be able to celebrate which makes me sad.

Dad is sleeping more and more and slept most of our visit yesterday. I tucked him into bed, kissed him on the cheek and said I love him, like I do every visit.

I sat for a long time watching him before leaving. Our time with him is running short. I just know it in my heart.

I think I’ll end there before I turn this into a short book.

What do you love best about fall? For me it’s – sweater weather and fall cooking. I’ll be making meatloaf tonight.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lee Hall says:

    Fall is my favorite time of the year – its normally cooler and easier to sleep. Halloween and the hype for it begins now for me! Most of my books are set around this time of year!

  2. Wendy says:

    I love Halloween. I’m already gearing up for horror movie fests which is my annual tradition. We don’t get any trick or treaters so I usually watch horror movies until I can’t take it anymore lol. I love the weather too. Especially once the leaves start turning colours.

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