Friday, December 12, 2008


This little darling woke me up just before midnight with her crying. This is our first night together without daddy. He gets home on Sunday.

She wasn't hungry she was just tired and upset and falling asleep in my arms. But as soon as I put her back in her crib the crying began anew. So I did the most logical thing I could think of with my sleep clouded brain. I brought her into bed with me. It was sweet in a scary I hope she doesn't roll out of bed kind of way. But being there cuddled up next to her was very nice.

We slept there with my arm around her for about five hours. Her well me waking up every so often to check on her. Finding he sprawled on her back sleeping so soundly her pacifier fell out without being missed.

But by five she was up and hungry with a touch of energy. I needed to satisfy both of those needs before putting her back to bed at six and sleeping until eight.

So that was my night and morning. How about yours?

I'm not doing much art wise these days (again) but I am forcing myself to start keeping a sketchbook. I remember this time last year I was drawing a ton every day. Every bit of free moments I had would be used on art. What happened to me?


Anonymous said...

Your child is adorable!
It can be very hard when they are very little.

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

I feel like I am loosing myself these days.

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

or losing to be more accurate. Need more sleep so I don't make dumb typos.

Justin said...

Blee is sure a cutie! I know the feeling of being in a slump. Like you, last year I was making two or three pieces a day and posting on flickr and etsy. Seems there's more distraction, less structure, I don't know for sure. I am plodding away at making a few prints, but wish it was faster.
Good for you keeping a sketchbook. That has been a great way for me to break out of a funk in the past. Play hard with your little one this weekend. Hopefully you'll have renewed drive soon.

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