Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night
We have been living a little on the stressful edge. Our air-conditioner broke over Memorial Day weekend and as such, we've been doing without for a week. Up until yesterday, we were also in the middle of a heat wave.
Most days, the temperature in our house reached nearly 90, making us cranky. Irritable. Hot. Even more bothered than usual.
We're dealing with some intensified behaviors from Boo that in our struggle to manage, has sent us back to the offices of his behavioral therapist twice a week, sometimes twice a day if a session falls on the same evening as social skills group. We've only been back for a week or two, not enough time to know if this approach will work, yet I unrealistically expect instant gratification, immediate results. (Making me cranky and irritable.)
After disappearing for a few weeks, my insomnia has returned - although the heat was a contributing factor to that. When I do sleep, it's in the guest room that gets a little breeze.
Through my always-closed windows, I'd forgotten that there are some birds that sing through the night, as I wrote in this post. (The photo above was taken the day I wrote that post.)
I'm falling asleep lightly to the birds in the night. The ones keeping watch, singing me to sleep in the darkness.
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