Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sleepless in Osaka

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. I know that the dilemma of the "working mother" is common these days. These days, with so many moms working - be it from home, or part-time, full time, (you name it) I realize I'm not alone. That doesn't make the change I may be making soon, with regards to work, any easier to accept. There will likely be bumps in the road. But that's life and it's nothing I can't handle.

I think the more telling thing about my last post is that I suddenly find myself unable to get to sleep at night. I say "suddenly" but it seems that for the last couple of weeks, even though I do eventually fall asleep, it's often hours later than I would normally fall asleep. And since Peanut is up with the sun these days, it means not many hours of sleep for this mama! I suspect that my subconscious is either incredibly excited about the return to Seattle, OR anxious about the ever growing to-do list that faces us upon our return (is it possible I'm both?!!). Yep, I think the sleeplessness may be cured by a long flight across the Pacific Ocean.

In the meantime, I may need to schedule a haircut. My salon here is very affordable and part of the package is a kind of head and neck massage that would *surely* help me relax.


  1. Oh, thats sucks that you are having trouble sleeping! I sometimes have the same problem, often on a Sunday night before I have to go back to the office for a busy Monday! Nothing seems to cure my insomnia then, so I really feel for you! Hang in there!!

  2. Sorry to hear about the lack of sleep!!! WIth the sun coming up earlier and earlier...ARGH!

    And that head massage sounds WONDERFUL!!!

    Just a little longer, right? till you take off?

  3. The only thing worse than your baby keeping you upo at night is when you are keeping yourself up. I hope your massage helps you to relax.

  4. I was actually wondering how you were feeling about the flight home. I didn't want to say anything in case you weren't thinking about it. I'm sure a trip to your salon will help you feel TONS better.
    The "right" decision to work outside the home will come to you. No matter what you decide, the decision will be right for YOU! And that's all that matters.

  5. Good luck getting some R&R (hopefully you can figure out the rest thing before you leav). How much longer til the trip back?

  6. I can't sleep right away either after a long day, unless I am so beat but often I sit in bed thinking, and thinking and eventfully I nod off. Maybe I should take a hot shower before bed.


  7. Hi! I found your blog through someone elses. I can relate to not being able to sleep at night because of thoughts of the impending future. I had a good stretch of worry about going back to Canada and that isn't till September. Hopefully sleep will find you this weekend.


  8. I tend to feel conflicted about work, but basically, it's good for me, and it doesn't hurt my little girl, so...it's okay. :)