In the Wee, Still Hours

April 7, 2005

Starting a new business is tough, even if it's one you love. I've been putting in some extremely long hours ever since January, but I hadn't realized quite how bad it's gotten until the other night.

I'd wound things up and thrown in the towel early. Maybe midnight or so. And I was deep in the middle of some lovely sleep, when I suddenly woke to the hiccuping sobs kids get when they're really upset.

I sat bolt upright and saw my little boy standing by the side of my bed.

"Mommy! I couldn't find you! I went to your computer and you weren't there!"

He did finally go back to sleep, but only after I promised not to do it again.