Where did all the footprints go?


My son left his backpack at church Thursday night, so Friday morning (yesterday!) my husband went to church/work early, brought the backpack home and picked up my son and delivered him to his campus.

I slept in.

But then at the last minute, I decided to hike for 30 minutes before work.

At 2:30 PM I finished working and drove back to the trails to walk another 45 minutes.  That’s when I saw the footprints and mountain bike tread patterns had been erased by rainfall.  Only a couple sets of prints remained.

The thing is, I was at home from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  The trail is just three minutes from my house.  I never heard or saw any rainfall.  Did a cloudburst occur only over the trail system?  This is a mystery.


My sleep lately has been terrible.  I’ve been averaging 7 hours of sleep a night, but that includes couple of hour-long naps.  Twice I’ve slept only six hours a night this past week.

So I was looking forward to catching up on sleep this morning.  For that reason, a text message jangled me awake at 7:52 AM.  That message was followed up by at least three more messages before 8:30 AM.

I did go back to sleep, but . . . yawn.  Why can’t I sleep more than three hours at a stretch?  (I track my sleep with a Fitbit and literally, I never sleep more than three solid hours at a time.)

I blame old age and those bright-eyed early Saturday morning people who don’t work until midnight on Fridays.



One thought on “Where did all the footprints go?

  1. Tell me about sleep. Some of us battle with it most of our lives. I must take a light sleeping pill or I’d be getting up after about an hours sleep. I know this because I forget my pill every now and then, and that is the result. I wonder why I’m so restless, and then I think, “Did I forget my pill?” I check, and I have. Anyway, I get anywhere from 5 to 7 hours most night, usually about 6.5. And I nap on most days, but only for about 10 minutes. I time myself; I look at the clock when I know that I’m close to dozing off after resting for a bit, and I look at the clock when I awake. Ten minutes is about it although it can extend to 20 on some days.


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