1. None of us have been sleeping enough. Is Reed getting a cold? Is Helen having a growth spurt? If I turn on this music and put her in this blanket and set her down just so, will she stay asleep longer than 10 minutes before I need to rock her in my arms again? These are the things I think about.
2. I have been kind of glued to the news surrounding the 2012 election. I am realizing that following politics this way feeds the same impulse as watching reality TV, and, though more respectable, is no more edifying. Oh well.
3. I have been reading The Sun’s Heartbeat during nighttime feedings and Imagination in Place during the day. When I am finished with the sun book, I should probably read Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X (which I had waited to arrive at the library for so long) but I’ll likely pull out a laptop and watch Little Dorrit instead.