Tally Monday- March 5, 2018

Checked Out



  1. Under the Tuscan Sun
  2. Bella Tuscany
  3. Every Day in Tuscany
  4. In Tuscany all by Frances Meyes
  5. The Naked Witch by Fiona Horn


  1. “The Crazies” by Maud Streep
  2. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  3. Marbles by Ellen Forney
  4. “Bulletin Board Dragon” by Lilly Hunt

Reading: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, United We Spy by Ally Carter, The legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles, Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven, The Best loved Poems of the American PeopleSimple Wicca by Michele Morgan, Chicken Soup for the SoulSimple AbundanceThe Empowered Mama

As you probably know, I don’t really sleep well anymore.  I have been trying to figure it out and pinpoint where it started and all of that but the truth is that I’m generally too tired to put much effort into it.  I’m coming up on four weeks of issues, with only two full night’s sleep in the run.  usually when I can’t sleep, I tend to lay there very stubbornly, with my eyes held closed in defiance and determination.  “I will sleep,” I tell myself through gritted teeth.

But last week was my tipping point and I decided that it was time to make some changes.  First, I am back on the melatonin.  Second,  when I have a hard time getting back to sleep in the middle of the night, I’ve been trying to make a point to read.

Actually, I made a point to read in general last week.  I spent a lot less time on social media and playing my cell phone game.  I didn’t spend tons of time picking up the house.  One night Hubby stretched out on the couch to watch TV and I didn’t ask him to make room for me.  I just grabbed up my book and a cup of tea and made myself comfortable on my bed.

So, I’ve been making a point to make a point to read but I also can’t read as well because I’m tired.  Right now the good seems to be winning over the bad.  I mean, I actually finished two book last week.  Maybe I’ll get more read this week.  I am not far into Lincoln in the Bardo but I like it so far.  Sometimes, though, I just feel like my reading bone is broken.

Oh well.  It will get better and easier soon, she said every week.  Always be reading, my friends.


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