Patron Saint of a Quiet Mind

School is almost out for the year. One child has graduated and the other still has a week to go. No vacation for me on the horizon. The morning brings getting the wee teenage child out of bed and then getting myself ready for a full day of work.

That is with no sleep. Not at night. Not in the day. Sleep and I are not friends. Sleep ignores me, making me feel like some cast off lover that waits in the wings for the day when nobody else is available to share his bed.

Teens sleep as if they’re drugged in deep slumbers. It takes a monumental effort to get them up in the morning. I am awake but dreaming of sleep.

I’m not Catholic but I hear there are many saints with vague references to dreams and sleeping disorders. No such luck for Vampires. Yes, it’s complicated when we can’t sleep. Hell, it’s complicated for anyone.

If suddenly sleep came with great dark wings and embraced me I’d give him a piece of my mind about his recent behavior. It isn’t just sleep that I need but a quiet mind.

But no matter how many deserts I cross or mountains I climb or mom things I have to do…alas, having a quiet mind is not on my list, nor is sleep, at least not until tonight when I will try once more to not complain and be a saint (like all good moms.) Saint Juliette of the Quiet Mind.


~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman


  1. Sometimes we vampires have to find other means to coax sleep to us. Have you tried keeping some dried Lavender by your bed, or under your pillow? Also Amethyst crystals under your pillow or mattress might help.
    Those are my tricks, I have 4 kids, 2 teenagers, a tween and a little vampiress in the making. I understand what you’re going through.

    1. Good idea! I used to spray my sheets with Lavender water and rose water. I need to start doing that again.

      I didn’t realize what a full house you have. Congratulations (lucky kids for having such an interesting and smart mom)

      1. Thanks, 😀
        I need to go through some insomnia info here soon, I’ll let you know what I find. I’m sure something will help.

        You shouldn’t hunt a few hours before bedtime 😀 It excites the body and makes it hard to unwind. 😀

  2. I know how it is when being ignored by sleep… *sigh* What a Nightmare – and that’s probably why I’m still sitting here at 1 pm trying to “end” my online presence tonight.

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