Feeling, Living


September 16, 2017


  1. Lying in bed, post-shower wet hair cool on my neck. His hand across my belly, the sunlight waving off the leaves as the wind comes through in a rush again.
  2. Choosing between sleep or doing my own thing when I have free time. Sleep almost always wins. Frustration ensues.
  3. Sitting in her crib, playing, then babbling, then complaining, until she finally folded her body over her legs, and sleeps.
  4. Worries about the dog – is he grumpy? angry? bored? old? All of the above? I miss when it was just us by ourselves. Sometimes I go the whole day without scratching his ears. I try to make it up to him with extra hugs and cuddles before bed.
  5. He plays guitar quietly, locked in the walk-in closet. I know he needs that time as much as I need this writing here.
  6. One night after work, I leave my phone in my bag and don’t check it for hours. I play with A, eat dinner, clean up, do bedtime, hang with H. My mind feels much more spacious without the interruptions and bright screen.
  7. It was chilly enough for the heated seats in the car this morning. Probably overkill, but I’m reveling in any signs of cooler weather.
  8. I ate baba ganoush 4 times this week. Can’t get enough.
  9. It’s getting darker earlier now, though I also can’t wrap my brain around the fact that we’re halfway through September, or crazier, 6 weeks from her first birthday.
  10. “Sink deeply into what is good in your life right now,” she said. I’m trying.

*Inspired by Alisha Sommer at Sommersalt

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1 Comment

  • Reply Elisa September 26, 2017 at 7:47 am

    “Sometimes I go the whole day without scratching his ears.”

    I lost it one this one. I’m sitting at my desk at work with tears streaming down my cheeks. They won’t stop. I don’t know how I found you, but he is the reason why we know “know” each other. A partial doppelgänger of my girl. At least in color, size, and darkness around the eyes. Totally different tail and ears though. Her ears, gosh. Fruit bat.

    I’ve been living vicariously through your walks on IG stories. Give him an extra scratch from me.

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