“We were together. I forget the rest.”

No Sleep Til…

Today I’m a little cranky. I’m cranky because I didn’t sleep. I didn’t sleep because I have insomnia. And poor John has sleep apnea. (Look it up, it’s horrendous, poor guy). And the dog snores. So I lay awake, too many thoughts tearing through my mind, and worried my love is going to stop breathing. And is Jake having a doggy nightmare? So there we are, racing, snoring, struggling, a craggy symphony of sleep dysfunction. So. I’m a little sleepy today, but this picture is making me feel better, because it encompasses almost everything I love.





5 comments on “No Sleep Til…

  1. nadya
    April 12, 2013

    Hope you get some sleep tonight. Love this photo!

  2. Karen Armstrong
    April 18, 2013

    Get John to a sleep apnea therapist if you haven’t already. Sleep apnea can affect his heart. Scott Bonvallet (I think) in Bellevue

    • jessica clare
      April 18, 2013

      Thanks Karen! You’re in Seattle, I take it?

      • Karen Armstrong
        April 18, 2013

        I am a Seattle native but live about seven miles outside of Monroe. My husband had a heart attack several years ago (he survived) but when the doc asked if we had any other concerns, I just thought I’d mention his sleep apnea. Dr. Demopolous (one of the best heart specialists in the country), took it very seriously, said it can put all kinds of stress on the heart. Hubby went in for sleep tests and it turned out his sleep apnea was one of the worst they’d ever seen. He would wake up like 25 times a minute all night. His mom said he’d had this apnea even as a baby. The sleep guys said he wasn’t getting enough oxygen and that’s why he was never totally rested, (me either). He wears on of those masks at night and even though it’s not the sexiest thing in the hubby is, and he’s a lot happier, healthier and rested.

  3. jessica clare
    April 19, 2013

    Thanks for the info Karen! yes, it’s very scary. I will get John in stat! And thanks for visiting my blog!

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Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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