Just Let Me Lie Down

Kristin van Ogtrop knows she's lucky-fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets.


Author: Kristin van Ogtrop

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316088541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Kristin van Ogtrop knows she's lucky-fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets. You could also say she's half-insane, but name one working mom who isn't. Using stories and insights from her own life, van Ogtrop offers a lexicon for working moms everywhere. Terms and concepts illustrate the highs (kids who know where their soccer cleats are, coworkers who don't hit "Reply All," dogs who helpfully eat whatever falls from the table) and the lows (getting out of the house in the morning, getting along with everyone at the office, getting willful kids into bed) of balancing work and family. Filled with amusing and resonant observations, Just Let Me Lie Down establishes van Ogtrop as the Erma Bombeck of the new millennium.

Bruce Springsteen Like a Killer in the Sun Songtexte

I was just passin' through and got caught in the rain. There's nothing that I want, nothin' that you need say, Just let me lie down for a while and I'll be on my way. I was no more than a kid when you put me on the Southern Queen.


Author: Leonardo Colombati

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 9783159615233

Category: Music

Page: 960

View: 927

Erste autorisierte und einzige deutsche Ausgabe von Springsteens Lyrics Bruce Springsteens Lyrics erscheinen zusammengenommen als Kapitel eines großen amerikanischen Romans, den er in den 1970ern begonnen hat und der in diesem Buch nachvollzogen wird. Kritiker halten den "Chronisten des amerikanischen Alltags" (Der Spiegel) und seine Lyrics inzwischen für ebenso wichtig für die amerikanische Literatur wie die Werke von Fitzgerald, Carver oder Whitman. Anders als Bob Dylan versteckt sich Springsteen nicht hinter immer neuen Masken, er erzählt unverstellt von dem American Dream und seinen Schattenseiten – von der Provinz, von der Flucht aus ihr und dem Sog der Freiheit, von den Chancen der Selbstsuche wie auch von Armut, Rassismus oder Polizeigewalt. Leonardo Colombati entschlüsselt überraschende Hintergründe und Einflüsse. Die Wucht von Springsteens Bildern wie auch die leisen Erschütterungen in seiner Sprache macht Heinz Rudolf Kunze in seinen kongenialen Übersetzungen erfahrbar. Das Buch bietet: • Einleitung, Biographie und Kommentare von Leonardo Colombati • 100 Songs im Original und in deutscher Übersetzung von Heinz Rudolf Kunze • umfangreiches Bonusmaterial, Diskographie u. ä.

Perfect Chaos

Josh keeps me sitting up. Doesn't let me lie on the floor. Goddamn it! Just let me lie down! Leave me the fuck alone! I need to lie down! I can't breathe! He tells me that if I need to lie down, I need to go out to the couch.


Author: Linea Johnson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429948883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 340

The Johnsons were a close and loving family living in the Seattle area - two parents, two incomes, two bright and accomplished daughters. They led busy lives filled with music lessons, college preparation, career demands, and laughter around the dinner table. Then the younger daughter, Linea, started experiencing crippling bouts of suicidal depression. Multiple trips to the psych ward resulted in a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and it took many trial runs of drugs and ultimately electroshock therapy to bring Linea back. But her family never gave up on her. And Linea never stopped trying to find her way back to them. Perfect Chaos is the story of a mother and daughter's journey through mental illness towards hope. From initial worrying symptoms to long sleepless nights to cross-country flights and the slow understanding and rebuilding of trust, Perfect Chaos tells Linea and Cinda's harrowing and inspiring story, of an illness that they conquer together every day. It is the story of a daughter's courage, a mother's faith, and the love that carried them through the darkest times.

Let s Hug All Night Long

"Rong Jinxi, in the end, you just love my body, right? ... Rong Jinxi controlled his breathing and didn't let his unstable breathing alarm her, but her body was right in front of him, ... Just let me lie down beside you for a while!


Author: Wen XiaoMi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781636665726

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

View: 123

Special husband orientation, cheat cheating is not enough, just the small three home, a word not just rolled sheets. When this is my wife is dead? I fought back, abuse of slag tore Biao, such a man, such a marriage, don't let it be! Natural and unrestrained turn, inside has a small seed. Husband dead to tie up lousy dozen, "the wife wife, let's turn, children can not live without father ah!" I am cold so a smile: "my child has a father! However, never could be you!" I turned around to head back to the only appear in the financial headlines and state-run media interviews handsome man: "honey, let's go home!" Men's eyebrow eye chuckled, arm around my waist spoil a way: "good! Go home and continue to unlock new posture tonight!"

Diamonds Hearts

Devansh blanched at the suggestion, clearly not wanting to put me in that office. It was against protocol. ... “We'll just leave. I'm not going to go on this tour if she can't ... I lifted my head slightly, and said, “Let me lie down.


Author: Rosetta Bloom

Publisher: In Bloom Romance Press




View: 167

"Diamonds are pieces of charcoal that handle stress exceptionally well." -unknown ONYX I know I'm damaged. I don't want to admit it, not to myself. But in the deepest darkest places, I know it's true. My work, as a schoolteacher helps me forget my father the criminal, who spent my formative years heisting jewels. It helps me feel I'm making a difference and putting some good into the world, instead of what I used to do, instead of what my father did. But, when I need cash to help my brother cover a medical treatment, there's only one place I know to turn: other damaged people. My father's old friend Pauly, who can get me some less-than-legal, but well-paying jobs. It's a step back, but the only option I have. RYAN I'm completely messed up, and I know it. My life has spiraled. My sister died a year ago and I just don't know how to cope. I've done everything wrong since then, and now it's time to the pay the piper. Or, to be more accurate, the Pauly, a mob boss, I owe big. I'm expecting a beating, but instead, I run into a friend of my sister's, Onyx. When Pauly realizes I know her, he tells me I can get out from under this debt IF I just convince her to do a job. Oh, and I have to go with her, too. Before, being sent away with a gorgeous woman like Onyx would have been just what I wanted. Only, something about her unsettles me. She gets under my skin. In a way no other woman has. ---- In this sexy romance, two damaged souls find more than they expected when their fates intertwine.

Couples at the Crossroad

But I'll carry you just as you carried me and took care of me.” As the dog: “I am very old. I'm sorry you have to carry me. I do not want to be a burden to you. Perhaps if you just let me lie down and rest on the side of the hill ...


Author: Neal Wiseman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595296576

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

View: 523

You're bright, attractive, and financially secure. Yet you wander from one relationship to another, only to find yourself more confused and less content than you were yesterday. Journey through three stages of the coupling process in Couples at the Crossroad: Finding the Path with a Heart. Become acquainted with: passion, commitment, intimacy, and the nature of love fifty reasons why people get together the many faces of compatibility toxic personalities secret desires/secret fears Dr. Neal Wiseman guides you through a set of exercises that will reveal to you how to find the "path with a heart." His work with hundreds of patients over the past thirty years offers an entirely fresh and imaginative understanding of the electricity of the first meeting and the magic moment when you learn you're in love.

One Christmas Knight

Let me see if I can get somebody—” “No, that's okay,” said Mirabella. ... She waited until the worst of the pains had gone shooting off down her legs, then nodded and let out along, ... If I could just lie down, she thought.


Author: Kathleen Creighton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459272637

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 793

Away in a…truck stop? FA LA LA LA…LABOR! Okay, maybe driving solo cross-country in her eighth month wasn't the most brilliant idea Mirabella Waskowitz had ever had. And maybe she should have turned back when she heard the blizzard warnings. But the feisty mom-to-be certainly didn't need advice from that strapping Southern trucker who kept crossing her path…. UNTIL HER WATER BROKE. Here it was Christmas Eve, and single dad Jimmy Joe Starr wanted only to be home with his young son. Instead, he was snowbound with a beautiful "virgin" who was about to give birth. Jimmy Joe had long ago stopped believing in miracles. But Mirabella and her baby were about to change that….

Bruce Springsteen Cultural Studies and the Runaway American Dream

It is a plea to be let into his home once again after having grown up, moved on, and become a champion boxer. He follows up with an attempt to persuade, saying, “There's nothin' I want, nothin' that you need say /Just let me lie down ...


Author: Jerry Zolten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317171157

Category: Music

Page: 294

View: 948

There is little question about the incredible power of Bruce Springsteen's work as a particularly transformative art, as a lyrical and musical fusion that never shies away from sifting through the rubble of human conflict. As Rolling Stone magazine's Parke Puterbaugh observes, Springsteen 'is a peerless songwriter and consummate artist whose every painstakingly crafted album serves as an impassioned and literate pulse taking of a generation's fortunes. He is the foremost live performer in the history of rock and roll, a self-described prisoner of the music he loves, for whom every show is played as if it might be his last.' In recent decades, Puterbaugh adds, 'Springsteen's music developed a conscience that didn't ignore the darkening of the runaway American Dream as the country greedily blundered its way through the 1980s' and into the sociocultural detritus of a new century paralysed by isolation and uncertainty. Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream reflects the significant critical interest in understanding Springsteen's resounding impact upon the ways in which we think and feel about politics, religion, gender, and the pursuit of the American Dream. By assembling a host of essays that engage in interdisciplinary commentary regarding one of Western culture's most enduring artistic and socially radicalizing phenomena, this book offers a cohesive, intellectual, and often entertaining introduction to the many ways in which Springsteen continues to impact our lives by challenging our minds through his lyrics and music.

Her Battle Lord s Desire

“I just have a headache.” Her reticence didn't faze him. “In that case, let me give you some powder for that,” he offered. “I don't need any powders. I'll be fine. Just... just let me lie down for a little while. I'll be all right.


Author: Linda Mooney

Publisher: Linda Mooney

ISBN: 9781450719452

Category: Fiction


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Besieged by Bloods and placed on a hunger watch, the citizens of the mutant compound of Wallis turn to the one person they pray will help, the Battle Lord of Alta Novis. Despite the fact that they took away the woman the man risked his life to love, they hope he will show mercy and lend aid. They never expected to find Atrilan Ferran alive and thriving as the wife of Yulen D'Jacques. Yulen sees this as the perfect opportunity to show the citizens of Atty's home compound the power and status his wife wields. But first he, Atty, and his soldiers have to risk the journey against the oncoming horde of blood-thirsty crazies to get there. Atty is eager to return to Wallis, but one small detail stands in the way of her and Yulen's happiness. He desires an heir, and she is terrified at the thought of becoming pregnant. Worse, the dangerous trek has increased his ardor, and she is running out of excuses why they can't make love.

Balancing Act

Her book is called “Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom” (Back Bay Books); I end every night of every week begging my children to, please, seriously, just let me lie down. But here's the clincher: In ...


Author: Heidi Stevens

Publisher: Agate Digital

ISBN: 9781572844810

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 67

View: 871

Comprising selections from "Balancing Act," the weekly column from Chicago Tribune lifestyle writer Heidi Stevens, this book is a colorful look at contemporary parenting and the joys and challenges that accompany being a worker, parent, partner, and individual. Through poignant professional interviews and endearing personal stories, Stevens offers advice on juggling life and work in a not-always obliging world. Her experience as a mother of two small children and her journey from divorce to remarriage inform her lighthearted yet thoughtful tone in this deeply personal collection. The columns reflect on the challenges today's working parents face, and offer advice on how to find pleasure in daily tasks, focus your energy, and seek joy in small moments. Balancing Act empathizes with parents during those moments of feeling adrift without a guide. It delivers sage advice through Stevens’s journalistic diligence, asking experts and investigating both sides of a story. What sets this book apart most is the warm, open writing style that makes Stevens one of the Chicago Tribune’s most popular columnists. Readers can reflect on the ups and downs of being a parent, professional, and individual, while taking Balancing Act’s central theme to heart by learning to worry less and enjoy more.

Night of Sorrows A Novel

“Maax,” Cuy whimpered as a spasm gripped her, “help me. ... “Just let me lie down.” Her legs buckled. “Do not let her lie down,” the niece said. “Not yet, Cuy.” “I beseech you in the name of my mother to let me lie down.


Author: Frances Sherwood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340945

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 333

A tale of love and conquest, "full of page-turning situations...worthy of a García Lorca drama" (San Francisco Chronicle). A historical novel about the conquistador Cortés and the Aztec princess Malintzín, by a "stunning" (New York Times Book Review) writer. Night of Sorrows plunges readers into the conflicting New Worlds of the mysterious Malintzín, born as an Aztec princess and sold as a slave, and her dashing and ruthless lover-master, conquistador Hernán Cortés. As they march through the Empire of the Sun to the shimmering island metropolis, Tenochtítlan (Mexico City), Cortés advances his cause by winning friends through Machiavellian conniving and confronting enemies in merciless battle. We witness the volatile dynamics and multifarious intrigues of the commander and his temperamental compadres, and weather the heartbreaking inner odyssey of Malintzín. Set at the twilight of the Aztec empire—April 1519 through the night of sorrows, la noche triste, June 30, 1520—Night of Sorrows explores the nature of slavery and imperialism, prostitution, friendship, feminine identity, and the macho ideal. Combining historical and fictional characters, Frances Sherwood's new novel is the story of a spectacular clash of traditions, imbued with her characteristic humor and bringing to life the colors, smells, and sounds of Mexico. Reading group guide included.

The Roman Bowditch Chronicles

Just let me lie down.” Leon took hold of him and Roman avoided eye contact as he made great effort to ensure his comfort, easing him back on to the pillows and smoothing down sheets. He was still leaning over him as he looked into his ...


Author: Aline Riva

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326245634



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A Sinner in Paradise

So great was her despair that she did not even allow herself the luxury of crying. Tears were for cleansing ... Ask Howard if he'll saddle up for me,” she said wearily. I'll be fine. But I'm not hungry. Just let me lie down for a while.


Author: Deborah Hining

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 9781611530582

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 834

IndieFab Book of the Year Bronze Medal Winner in Romance Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal Winner Jilted by her fiancé, Geneva watches her seemingly idyllic life suddenly fall apart. Bereft and desolate, she packs up her nine cats and leaves her home in Washington, DC, to return to her native hills of West Virginia where she plans to rest and heal from her heartbreak. When Geneva’s ambition and machinations run up against rugged mountain ways, she finds herself flung from one perilous adventure and heartbreak to another. After facing illness, disaster in the wilderness, and courtships gone wrong, Geneva finally finds what she’s been missing. Ultimately, Geneva realizes she must face herself before she is free to truly love and be loved. Set in 1977 West Virginia, A Sinner in Paradise is a heartwarming, uproarious affair with love in all its forms. “A Sinner in Paradise pretty much sums up what this tale is about! What it doesn’t say is that there is humor, pretty amazing and beautiful scenes described that are breathtaking to picture and some well-developed characters along the way. “ – Tome Tender Book Blog “ The descriptions made me want to sit on the porch swing with a cuddly kitten while the characters live out their fascinating lives.” – Elizabeth Hein, author of How to Climb the Eiffel Tower ”The sense of place shines through and carries the reader right into the story. The supporting characters are wonderfully drawn, with rich local flavor.” – Summer Kinard, author of Tea & Crumples

Midnight Chronicles

When he lay down on top of the spread, I said, “You'll get cold like that. Why don't you get under the covers and be comfortable?” “No, just let me lie here awhile. Don't you have a blanket or something you could put over me?


Author: Betty Roberts

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532044984

Category: Self-Help

Page: 328

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In late January of 2009, author Betty Roberts needed to confront what she had suspected for weeks and even months. Her husband, Paul, was in the early stages of Alzheimers. A member of the Apollo team who helped put the man on the moon, he was now forgetting how to live like a man on earth. In Midnight Chronicles, she shares her husbands journey as he deals with Alzheimers day after day. Told in journal format through the eyes of his nurse/caregiver/wife, it relates the effect on his life and on the lives of his family from the early, undiagnosed stage one to the disability of stage seven. Betty covers, in detail, the seven stages of Alzheimers and what they did to handle and combat each stage as it occurred. Offering firsthand insight into this disease, Midnight Chronicles shares the details of Bettys life with Paul, including the challenges, the choices, the tears, the fears, the grief, but most of all the love.

I Haven t a Clue

“I just feel sick, my head hurts, and I feel like I'm going to faint. Please just let me lie down for a few minutes.” I leave and walk up the stairs with ... I go into the bedroom and set the dog on the bed and then lay down beside him.


Author: Judy Dehne

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662417825

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

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The flash of lightning comes out of nowhere. I jump, and I’m surprised to be knee deep in water. The clap of thunder comes with a violence not to be matched by anything man-made. Something has made Mother Nature strike out with a vengeance. The warm water seems to be filled with tiny needles pricking my skin. I turn around and around, searching for a way out of the water. It seems endless. It is getting deeper. The current makes it hard to wade back. Wade back to where? The needles are now sinking deeper into my body. My blood is making the water a dull red. The noise of the thunder vibrates into my soul, stealing my breath away. The lightning breaks through the darkness and bounces off my wet skin, making a multitude of colors reflecting in both the water and sky. The needles no longer prick my skin but have become long slashes. Tearing my flesh into ribbons and floating away. Soon I will be a skeleton with only eyes to witness my life being torn from me. Will Elise ever be able to escape the world of her nightmares? Does she dream to escape or to find the answers that are keeping her trapped in her loveless marriage and in a world filled with terror?

The Witchwood Crown

“If you feel better later, then can we go?” “Child, I could feel ten times better and still not feel up to it. Perhaps tomorrow. Now, please, just let me lie down for a while.” But the countess must have felt a bit sorry for Lillia, ...


Author: Tad Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473603226

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 808

'Fawless epic fantasy . . . An instant fantasy classic' - Kirkus ************ Thirty years ago Ineluki, the Storm King, was destroyed and his armies scattered. Osten Ard has been at peace ever since, ruled by Simon Snowlock, kitchen boy made king, and Miriamele, King Elias' only child. But now age weighs upon their reign. Simon's dreams have deserted him, old allies die and betrayal and assassination threaten. His son and heir John Josua is years dead and his grandson, Morgan, is a wastrel. A journey of redemption and discovery beckons in the darkening world. And in the frozen North, in Nakkiga, the mountain fortress, Ineluki's ally, the Norn Queen, wakes from her deep, decades-long sleep and tells her followers that she will sleep no more. Humanity must be destroyed. Her sorcerers will bring a demon back from death, her warriors will seek the world for living dragon's blood... And finally the greatest artefact of all, the Witchwood Crown, will be hers. With a cast of hundreds - humans, giants, dragons, trolls, Sithi and Norn - The Witchwood Crown is epic fantasy as it used to be: classic, grand and sweeping and evidence that Tad Williams is the greatest living writer of the form.

Flee the Captor

Just leave me and go ahead . " " We couldn't do that . You are part of our group . We won't get to the border if you don't . Now come on ; just lean on me , and I'll help you along . ... Just let me lie down here and die .


Author: Herbert Ford

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 0828008825

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 373

View: 862

The story of the French Jean Weidner, the head of a resistance group, who saved the lives of many Jews during the Nazi occupation of France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Twins of Tessar

Leave me be. Just let me lie down for a minute... She sunk into her bed of soft, feathery goose down. The lazy curtains drifted in the wind. It's nice here. Very, very nice. Just as her eyelids were about to close, the door opened and ...


Author: Christine Kate Castigliano

Publisher: Christine Castigliano

ISBN: 9780982249901


Page: 316

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Alone in her ramshackle house, 13-year-old Yolanda Mae Crick looks in the mirror and sees a boy's face instead of her own. Yolanda follows his reflection to the ancient world of Tessar, where she learns to use her extraordinary gift, the vision to see the truth. But will she ever find the real boy behind the reflection?

The Lost Girls A Vampire Revenge Story

“I'll be quiet if you just let me lie down.” Parker weaved into me, then veered to the edge of the sidewalk. “Don't make me go home.” in “You're not going home. I've got you.” It was like trying to navigate a raft over white water.


Author: Sonia Hartl

Publisher: Page Street Kids

ISBN: 9781645673156

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 412

Getting over Your Vampire Ex is as Easy as Killing Him and Stealing His Girlfriend Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town—at least until Holly meets Elton’s other exes. It seems that Holly isn’t the only girl Elton seduced into this wretched existence. He turned Ida in 1921, then Rose in 1954, and he abandoned them both before Holly was even born. Now Rose and Ida want to kill him before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence, and they’ll need Holly’s help to do it. And once Holly starts falling for Elton’s vulnerable new conquest, Parker, she’ll do anything to save her. To kill Elton for good, Holly and her friends will have to dig up their pasts, rob a bank, and reconcile with the people they’ve hurt in their search for eternal love. And to win the girl, Holly will have to convince Parker that she’s more than just Elton’s crazy ex—even though she is trying to kill him.

The Xanadu Manuscript

the girl muttered, and then: 'Just let me lie down. Let me lie down and die!' 'Katherine!' her mother protested. David had given me rather more than a hint to move on, but I didn't feel like taking it. I was still intrigued, attracted, ...



Publisher: The Oleander Press

ISBN: 9780900891939


Page: 176

View: 505

Cambridge in June is full of visitors and you have to be quite extraordinary to attract attention; and yet John Dunham knew as soon as he set eyes on the strangers that there was something indefinably mysterious about them. There were three of them: a man, a woman and a girl, each unusually tall, unusually handsome, and carrying a suitcase. What was it that marked them out as being different from other tourists and that aroused in John not only curiosity but a faint unease and disquiet? First published in 1977, The Xanadu Manuscript by Edgar Award-winning author John Rowe Townsend quickly became a favourite of Young Adult literature and, matching our perennial fascination with time travel itself, continues to remain relevant today.