Discovering


I am discovering...

...the wild blackberries black raspberries growing along my fenceline.
...just how little sleep I can get and still function.
...that if I see a mouse on the floor, I will stereotypically jump up onto the counter.
...how delicious quinoa is.
...that a swarm of japanese beetles devouring my maple tree sounds just like the crackle of ice on a crisp winter day.
...that reality TV is still my guilty pleasure (oh, Big Brother! We have been friends for ten years. Wow.).
...that I don't miss the computer when I'm away from it.
...that I am head-over-heels in love with my son, even though he refuses to sleep.

18 comments:

  1. Mmmm...blackberries! It's amazing, really...how long we can survive w/out sleep. I made it 4 years. I can't say that it's pretty, but it's possible. Wishing you and your boy rest.

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  2. I hope you get a tiny nap in today. We have wild raspberries and wild blackberries around our property line. They are almost ready!

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  3. This photo brought me back to my childhood when I had lots of raspberry bushes growing in my yard. We would pick them and eat them until our fingers were bright pink!! I wonder if the bushes are still on that property. I should take a sneak peek sometime!! Thanks for the memory!! : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  4. A wonderful list of things to rediscover! Those blackberries look delicious!

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  5. they look like black raspberries, instead of blackberries- lucky duck! they're my favorite!!!

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  6. @mb: that is entirely possible! I really don't know the difference! :)

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  7. mice always make me scream- I love quinoa- so good.

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  8. What a lovely blog! I'm so happy that you are making the connection between consciousness, sustainability, and parenting. I have been in the sleepless zone quite a bit over the last few years with my two small kids and was similarly surprised by my own ability to survive. That first night when your little one sleeps for a long stretch is absolutely glorious! It's one of the many things that this parenting journey helps us appreciate.

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  9. lucky you on the blackberries!

    and i too like a few reality shows (like the housewives shows - embarrassing!). sometimes, late at night i want to watch something really horrible and without much redeeming value. i should probably stop.

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  10. Fab blackberries - but they make me think of autumn. It always amazes me how \i can go on with broken sleep. I would have days when I would crash, but on the whole kept going. Hugs xx

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  11. we had mice a while back and i thought i'd have a heart attack. we snapped them to death :-) my husband was in charge of getting rid of them.

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  12. Picture this: I'm sitting propped on one hand half-asleep at the computer, and I click on your post. I see that picture of your blackberries, my stomach growls, and I have to jerk myself upright to keep from drooling on my keyboard. Not pretty. But that's what you'll have to look forward to if you ever hit the 2.5 year mark for sleep deprivation. Here's hoping you get some better rest than I've had lately!

    On the upside, I laughed really hard at your reaction to the mouse. And I totally agree about quinoa!

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  13. Love the photo of the blackberries! I always tell newly expecting parents that the most difficult thing to adjust to is the sleep deprivation. It always makes me laugh when I hear people without children saying "I'm so tired." I always wonder why?! Is there someone waking you up several times at night?

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  14. Haha - it´s interesting to discover! :-D Love that pic of the berries; for me berries are an HUGE part of summer and I eat all kinds as much as I can..! :-)

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  15. I just discovered a tiny black raspberry bush in our backyard this year - got about a handful and made some pretty delicious muffins with them. Funny you mention lack of sleep, because I slept horribly last night, mostly from the HEAT (we don't have air :( Hoping I can function properly today!

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  16. I also love quinoa. And am head over heels in love with my kids even when they don't sleep. But boy, do I like it when they do!

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  17. mb ia correct, they are black raspberries. When I was growing up my Dad and I would pick them along the fences and around the corn crib on the farm. Mom and i would make jam from them. It was his favorite and it was so much more special because they were never plentiful like the blackberries were. You are very fortunate to have them on your property!

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