August 23rd, 2004

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Insomnia sucks

Well, it's 1am. Funny, but my body doesn't seem to think so. I fell asleep relatively early (about 10pm) and woke up half an hour ago wide awake. This is *so* not good. I have too much to get done tomorrow to afford to lose too much sleep tonight. Plus, I don't anticipate getting a lot of sleep in Oakland this coming weekend, so getting it now would kind of be a good thing.

I had a long and helpful chat with my mother-in-law this morning about Mark's death. She listened to me prattle on for a good half hour about everything, and then offered her own tidbits of advice. It's odd, because we're very similar in a lot of ways---including being highly emotional about some stuff---so it felt just really right to share some of the stuff with her. I did my usual self-apology when I was done---because in spite of my wishes to the contrary, I still automatically assume I've stepped on toes by talking to people and will apologize for it---and then she said something that just a) totally took me by surprise and b)warmed me through. She told me she'd really enjoyed chatting with me because she missed my particular kind of babbling. Made me smile. Mainly because when I'm on the phone---and often one-on-one as well---I can be quite scatty, because of being easily distracted momentarily by other topics and then swinging back into the subject at hand as if I'd never left it.

Ah well. I think I'll try and go read a bit before attempting sleep again. It has to come eventually, right?
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I am mucho behind in my day. I ended up being awake from 1am until almost 4:30am, but Craig was a darling and let me sleep until 8:30. However, getting mostly caught up on LJ comments and reading through my e-mail (I still have to respond to people who mailed privately; that'll happen this afternoon or tonight) has taken a chunk of my day already.

However, a bright spot so far was stepping onto my scale and finally seeing a proper dip in the number. I missed working out this morning, but I'm going to go tonight to make up for it. And I imagine being too busy to eat this weekend is going to help in that department, too. Finally. :)

And it's weird not to be kicking myself to do any writing. I'm going to still get a Frost chapter up before I leave for Oakland on Thursday, but I'm taking the next day or two to focus on getting ready for the trip and for psubrat's arrival on Wednesday night. I'm hitting a couple more stores today in search of something non-mommy to wear and I'm finishing up all the laundry, ironing, and cleaning. I'm writing in my head, though; my Spuffy ficathon assignment is due next week and I've finally decided on which of the bunnies I'm going to feed. I picked one that won't lead to a longer fic, only because I can't concentrate on yet another epic, but it does have multiple chapters. Well, three of them. Which constitutes a multiple.

On a totally random note, my son looks like a lobster today. Craig forgot to put sunscreen on his face when they went out on the boat yesterday and the poor little guy looks like someone dropped the top half of his face in boiling water. For some inexplicable reason, his jaw and beneath his mouth is still pale while the rest of him is red. Go figure.
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Ups and down

Well, this has been a weird day. I went out in another quest to find something suitable for Oakland and ended up buying 2 sweaters instead. Both green. Both long sleeved with v-necks. The only differences are the color (one is lime while the other is a dark woodsy green) and the texture. The lime sweater is so soft, not only did I walk through the entire shop petting it, but then the clerk couldn't keep her hands off it either. Is it bad I want to wear this sweater for one of my pics this weekend? ;) Maybe I can be the one who gets petted this time. Hee.

On the down side, Craig called. Collapse )
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