Monday, January 31, 2011

Stuff and Nonsense

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." — George Horace Lorimer

Only made 164 words yesterday... it was a crazy day all around, so I know I can make excuses, but I hate not reaching my goal. Holly Lisle says not to play "make up" (i.e. I don't owe 836 words today, only my original daily goal of 500) but it's hard not to try.

I'm tired this a.m. ... went to bed early last night, but we've been sleeping with the door open so that the wood stove can heat the bedroom and not the heater. So, DH gets it in his head he has to reseal DD's bathroom floor at 9:00 pm. I *was* asleep until the light went on and work commenced (her bathroom is about 3 feet from our bedroom).

That finally ended but the smell gave me a crazy headache. Even so, I nodded off until DH came to bed a few hours later. And tossed. And turned. And tossed. And turned....

I finally told him I was going to crash on the couch because I HAD TO GET SOME SLEEP. I got all comfy and dozy and then, next thing I know he's upstairs walking around all over the place. Really? It's after midnight ...

I get up and ask him what he's doing. "There's a buzzing sound. It's driving me crazy." So he proceeded to go all through the upstairs and unplug everything (turned out it was from the keyboard in the spare bedroom which shares a wall with our room). How he heard that, I have no idea. But OY.

Finally, everyone was able to rest, but I dreamed all night about the things I had to do for the LASR/WC and the Goddess Fish sites... stressed out even in my sleep. Sheesh.

I woke with a start at 4:40 a.m., jumped up and looked at the woodstove because I didn't see a glow (it's really hard to get a fire started, so we keep it burning 24/7). There were a few coals left, but not many, so I had to put on wood. And of course, Dakota got up with me and wanted to potty ... and the cat wanted food. And I was up and about and ready to tackle my tasks that were haunting me, even in my sleep.

I swear, I look for ways to worry. I wish I could be a little more laid back.

Today, DH starts his jury duty. The case is only supposed to last a week, but we're expecting a huge storm on Tues/Weds (DH says upwards of 2 feet of snow are predicted, but everywhere I look, it only says a foot... "only"... ha) and if that happens, they'll cancel court. So ... his jury duty may extend into next week. Ugh. Poor guy.

Dru Ann, are they expecting your neck of the woods to get whomped again, too?

Those of you in 70 degree weather don't have to share that information with me. Just saying. ;-)


You Are A Fir Tree

You love anything beautiful, and you have extraordinary taste.

And while it's hard for you to trust, you care deeply for those close to you.

You are a social butterfly, and you have many friends.

You handle stress well - and you are a master at relaxing after a hard day.

Overall, you are modest, talented, unselfish, and very reliable.

The first half fits, the other half? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... no.



MJFredrick said...

Your nights sound like mine. Even my dreams are stressful.

As for the weather, they're predicting a nine degree windchill Wednesday morning. We are NOT used to that. Most of my students only have hoodies, not real coats!

Dru said...

Yes, we're on schedule for another snowstorm on Tuesday into Wednesday. When is it going to end?

Sorry you had a restless night. I know it's hard, but you need a vacation from everyone and everything to clear your minds. I hope the words come for you today.

Have a great Monday.

Liz Fichera said...

So it's probably not a good day for me to mention that it's 75 degrees and sunny in my part of the world? (Feel free to come gloat around August when I'm living inside my air conditioner.)

Angelina Rain said...

Hate to hear about your upcoming snow storm. We’re supposed to get hit with two feet of snow sometime this week. Sorry to hear about your lack of sleep last night. I’m a very light sleeper too so I know how you feel when lights and noises interrupt your rest. My hubby is a very heavy sleeper. I swear, a war could break out in our back yard and he would sleep through it.

Maria Zannini said...

Ref: Those of you in 70 degree weather don't have to share that information with me.

If it makes you feel any better, we're expecting some cold weather this week.

It can't stay cold forever.

Melissa McClone said...

Really, send your snow this way. We won't mind. I so miss winter.

Hugs on the fitful night. I didn't get much sleep here, and had to take two kids to the doctors this morning so couldn't sleep in.

Glad you're not trying to make up all the words. It's hard not to stack the count, but that only makes it more difficult. One I hit my word/page goal then I might work a little longer if I'm behind, but I never push for a longer count or I fear I'd get into a vicious cycle!

Brandy said...

I wish we'd get a bit more snow. And as for the 70 degree weather? You'll be glad to know we're back in the low 40's today. *g* Hugs on the approaching snow.

You Are A Pine Tree
You love agreeable company, peace, and harmony.
Compassionate and friendly, you love to help others.
A natural poet, you have a very active imagination.
You are very soft on the inside - needing affection and reassurance.
You can fall in love deeply, but you will leave if you feel betrayed.

Pretty spot on!

I hope you have a good day!

Tori Lennox said...

Our short warm spell is over. We're right on the cusp of snow/rain. So I'm not sure what we'll end up getting.