TToT – To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

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Oh, I need to sleep.

But fear not, friends. Unlike our friend Hamlet who contemplates suicide with those words in my title, I have no such morbid thoughts of ending my time here on this earth. Hamlet was a messed up dude. I’m just really tired and will take my leave here to enjoy an afternoon nap as soon as I bang out this list of thankfulness (which I will do this week with possibly the least amount of verbal grace and skill you’ve ever read).


So I’m here on Sunday afternoon, late to the party, but getting my TToT in quick. Here we go.

I am thankful for…

Work. I’ve been getting a bunch of it pretty steadily the last few weeks and that is quite encouraging. Huzzah!

My Super Sister. For all the things, I am thankful for her. For her humor and wisdom, for her ear, for long phone calls about nothing in particular. For her funny Facebook memes, and her ability to laugh at the most ridiculous things. For making me pull my head out of my own arse when it needs to be. For making Christmas miracles happen. Huzzah!

VidChat with good friends. Friday night was nine kinds of fun and supportive. So glad I didn’t play the anti-social card and skip. Huzzah!

Writing. I’ve been doing some. It may even find its way to the blog at some point. Or something. Huzzah!

Hub’s coffee. In copious amounts. Huzzah!

Sleep. I got some. I need more. I’m going to do that right now. Huzzah!

And for the Seven Beautiful Guard Virgins and the Book of Secret Rules/Secret Book of Rules that allow me to be finished right now because of sleep deprivation. Huzzah!



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Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

12 thoughts on “TToT – To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

  1. I agree with Vanessa and Kristi on the sublime Joy of Naps. Unfortunately, and for reasons I do not fathom, I have lost all my naptitude for le petit roupillon

    I have not taken a proper nap in too long a time! Good sleepette!

  2. I can rarely nap, no matter how tired I am, so I envy you that. My hub can take a 20 minute power nap and be good to go. Not me, but I do sleep well at night. Congrats on the writing and all the other nice things on your list.

    1. You know what? My Hub can’t intentionally take a nap, either, no matter how tired. He says it makes him feel worse. I think I inherited the skill of power napping from my Grandmother on my Dad’s side. Every day, without fail, she would take a 15-20 minute nap after lunch.
      There are nice things on the list and I am very grateful for that, Val!

  3. I am a week behind here on the TToT train, but I will read thankfuls until I am reminded how lucky I am to have many, this place included.
    See you this week which is rapidly feeling/becoming the last.

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