Some background: Late last year, I subscribed to a five-film series of documentaries (Doc Soup Sundays) followed by a discussion. The screenings are once a month at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Some more background: Last Saturday night I went out for dinner with friends. I made the mistake of having a cup of coffee after dinner. It’s never been a problem before, so I didn’t know it was a mistake until I was up all night.
This brings us to last Sunday morning, after a mostly sleepless night. It was after 2 am when I finally dozed off and I was up again before 5. The little sleep I did get was, sadly, not the glorious, deep, coma-like, dream-inducing sleep from which one awakes somewhat dazed, confused and refreshed. Instead, I Continue reading →
This is highly unusual. It’s Monday night and I’m sitting here, writing tomorrow’s blog. Don’t always write them in advance. Of course if you’re reading this, it’s already tomorrow. Tuesday. But for me, right now, it’s still tonight (last night for you, though).
Tuesday’s my day to volunteer. I start at 8:00 a.m. Which means if I want to write and post my blog at my usual time I have to get up very, very early. Like 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. early. Usually I don’t mind. But I don’t want to do it this time. I’m too tired.
I’ve been writing into the wee small hours lately. Practically every night for a couple of weeks. And by wee small hours I mean until 2:30 or even 3:00 a.m. So I am definitely sleep deprived. And it’s beginning to catch up with me. Plus the weather’s really getting me down.
Making me very drowsy. Dark and dismal and wet does not work for me. Not at all.
We have had very few sunny days so far this summer. And very few warm days. I’m cold most of the time. I’m wearing sweaters and even jackets. And still I shiver. The minute I wake up I have to close my windows and get back into bed for fifteen minutes, to warm up, before I take a shower.
I was going to attack the paperwork. Clean out all my files. Get rid of all the newspaper and magazine clippings I was saving, for one reason or another. Shred the piles of paid bills, invoices, old receipts, etc. that shouldn’t just be thrown out. Didn’t get done. I was going to go through my closets and drawers. Make piles of what would stay and what would go. Re-organize, so fall and winter clothes and shoes were more easily accessible. Didn’t get done.
Then there was the soup I was going to make. My mother’s chicken soup. I already have the noodles, celery, carrots, green pepper, onion and parsnips. All I had to do was pick up some fresh dill and the chicken. Didn’t get done. When I first made the list of Sunday chores, I also thought I’d reward myself, by going to a movie at the end of the day. Even Continue reading →