Tick...tock...tick...tock goes the mantel clock from its perch on the piano. It is 3:12 and I am writing because I cannot go back to sleep. I have been trying since 1:45. This happens to me periodically. There seems to be no pattern, no predictability. Sometimes I just wake up and cannot go back to sleep.
Tonight a dream woke me up. I think I have already had that dream and it left me uneasy. Remembering the dream lead me to thinking about school which lead to reminding myself not to forget to stop at the store to buy carnations for a science experiment. That lead me to think about our upcoming professional development day on Friday and how was I going to recreate our math tests on my computer so they look professional. Can I scan and edit them in PDF?
Once my mind starts up there seems to be no stopping it. I flit from one subject to another all the while telling myself I am trying to go back to sleep. I wonder...do I have a migraine on the way? There was an aura today on the playground but no pain. I think there have been other sleepless nights associated with migraines. Now I worry, there is are no migraine meds in the cupboard. I ran out and when I looked in the grocery store, there were none. That is okay...I will stop and get some when I buy the carnations...and oh yes...I need food coloring too.Tick...tock...tick...tock goes the mantel clock.