Random Thoughts at Night.


It was one of those nights. You know the kind, the minute your head hits the pillow you are wide awake. With me this usually happens when I have to be up earlier then usual the next morning.

As I lay there listening to my husband snore I reach over and adjust the mask on his cpap machine. I hear the cat whimpering in her sleep. I am sure she is dreaming about the lizard I would not let her outside to catch earlier in the day.

I lay back and thoughts speed into the brain. How are my brothers doing, their wives, their kids and grandkids? My mothe in law, my sisters in law, their kids. One is graduating from high school this year, her older sister graduating from college. Where did time go?

Then the what if scenarios start. I remember something about the number of dead bodies found in the desert has decreased.  What if a dead body is found?.

Stop thinking and try to sleep.Deep breath in, slowly out.

Was it an immigrant? A criminal? How did it get there? Why is it there?

That reminds me of another story of someone dumping coffins in the desert. An image pops into my mind, a body in the desert /

What’s that about ten feet away? Looks like, can it be, a coffin? Why is that there? Is it junk? . Is that it, or is there someone in the casket? Is it a vampire? Why the desert? Can’t be a vampire, they’d fry faster than most living breathing people.

Oh lord, I can’t stand it.

I grab my notebook and pen off the bedside table and wander to the living room to write this stuff down. I don’t want to wake my husband up. Sleep is overrated, I have to write this down before I forget it!

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Thoughts on a September afternoon…


Just sitting here on a Labor day afternoon thinking….

Labor day means many things to many people. It is a day to celebrate the working man and woman. It is also the last beach day, the last barbecue, the last day at the pool.

It also means the end of summer, time to prepare to bundle up and nest for the cold weather. Yes it gets cold in Arizona. While not as cold as say New England or Minnesota. However I have not lived on the east coast for almost 10 years now. Long enough to make my already thin blood even thinner. However I can start making stew and chili and lots of other things I don’t usually make in the warm weather.

It also means, for me the start of what I call Birthday Season. For some reason a good chunk of our family were born in the last quarter for the year. my husband and I included in that mash. We have 3 birthdays in September, 4 in October, 2 in November, 3 in December and 2 in January. In  between are my three favorite holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All bound to take the sting our of winter, or at least help it.

I hope you all enjoyed your three-day weekend.  Do you like the fall? The winter? What is your favorite thing about it?