44 thoughts on “Abstraction

  1. Inside my head are lots of landmines, booby traps, rat holes, and quicksand. They have many names, including guilt, judging others, anger, disappointment, jealousy, expectations, arrogance, shame, envy, and unworthiness. You are indeed blessed to be able to study the inside of your head without triggering such things, Colleen. Inside my head is often not a fun place to be. That’s one of many reasons my focus is to stay within my heart as much as possible.

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    • Oh I’m sorry to hear that Russ. I find that zoning out can be so liberating sometimes. Just let the thoughts go. No stops or deliberate turns. It’s amazing where my brain travels. But the heart, now that’s an amazing place to exist too. πŸ™‚


  2. Yep, I’m always in there…. However, these days, I open my blog site, and realize the inside of my head, is just the same as everyone else’s bed…… and there’s no need to look inside everyone else’s sheds….


  3. This made me laugh, looking too long inside my head feels much like a pinball machine. I bounce around from thought to thought….some of the good some boring and once in a while some real gems.


      • To help you sleep? What’s the spray? Lavender? I’ve tried that. And what’s this ibuprofen pm? How have I not heard of that? I’ve frequently had to take sleeping pills, which just seems wrong. I mean, what mother of a newborn needs help falling asleep, right? I do. When he wakes me in the middle of the night, he falls back asleep and I’m up for hours until I break down and take something. (I’m trying not to make it a habit.) It’s truly infuriating. No wonder I’m fighting a cold now too. I’m so run down. 😦


        • It’s a lavender and sage spray. Oh I love it!! There is ibuprofen pm and tylenol pm. In the same place regular ibuprofen and tylenols are. Have you tried chamomile tea? Or melatonin? I only take on work nights if I take it. And seriously, I understand why you aren’t sleeping. Being busy with a baby and children and spouse doesn’t give you time to think. So your brain kicks in at night!!!! Not to mention work and housework!!


          • I thought tylenol and ibuprofen were for headaches and such, but they have them for sleep? I didn’t know. I do have some generic sleep aid of some sort. And it works when I only use a half dose, though maybe it would work faster with the full. Sadly, I think Joseph just stresses me out. I could handle everything before, but now that he’s been added to the picture–with the stress of trying to get him to sleep for naps and at bedtime and the constant wondering exactly what his needs are–yeah. I was WAY better with my other kids. But I wasn’t homeschooling three of them then, or trying to write and publish books. Sigh. I guess I should just accept that I need to drug myself now and then and not get up tight about it. (sorry for this long tirade! Thanks for listening. I guess you’re used to that job! Ha!)


            • I actually first tried the “pm” on a very long flight. I took a “full” dose and slept through 2 movies and 2 meals. Since then I have never taken a full dose, only half a dose.

              I’m sure Joseph will grow up being very happy he has this kind of impact on people’s worlds….shake it up a little bit and be so worth the attention given to him. πŸ™‚

              You have EVERY reason to be exhausted. I hope something works.

              And you take as long as you need to say what needs said. πŸ™‚


                • Oh!!!!! πŸ˜€ HOPEFULLY BOTH for sure!!!!! If ever our travels take us near to the other. πŸ™‚

                  I hope you get some sleep. I remember some horrible sleep deprived periods in my life. It’s never good….


                  • Make your next vacation to sunny San Diego!! I’m sure I can find a tower for you somewhere! πŸ˜‰
                    And p.s. I slept pretty well last night. Thank you. My new habit is to move to the couch after his first wake up. Then his little fudgity-ness won’t bother me. My husband comes and gets me when he wakes up again. Amazingly, the couch is easier to sleep on than my bed! Less bodies nearby, I guess. πŸ™‚


                    • Husband asked where I wanted to go “next” vacation. πŸ™‚ No plans yet.

                      YAY TO SLEEP! Did you use any ‘pm’ stuff? I always sleep better on the couch….. And I think it is exactly the absence of fudgity-ness !!! πŸ™‚

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                    • I didn’t use anything. The last time I did, it took a long time to kick in. I think my body is maybe getting used to it, and therefore it’s losing its effect. I had a plan of action for what to do once he woke up, and maybe that made it less stressful for me=easier to fall asleep? That or my body just finally finally crashed. Ha! Who knows. We’ll see how this night goes. Each one is a new adventure. πŸ™‚
                      You don’t have to answer this if you don’t want to, but am I right in thinking you live in Michigan?? I just want to keep that filed away in case I ever have cause to be there.


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