Birthday updates

While I should be finishing my cleaning before my guests arrive, I decided I needed to…talk.

I’ve been rather absent this past week because I was house sitting, and while I had internet and my laptop, I didn’t have access to documents in certain formats that are on my desktop. My week there was rather relaxing, involving swimming, riding, kitty petting, reading and sleeping. It was like a minivacation from normal life.

B-side: I haven’t been able to work on editing as much as you would have liked, nor as much as I had planned. Aside from the aforementioned out-of-apartment experience, time just got out of hand. I apologize. I request another month, and I’ll start throwing things back to you when I get a good chunk done.

Last night I think I may have gotten four hours of sleep, assuming it was sleep and not just my brain finally collapsing in on itself. I don’t know what happened, I just had a breakdown. So I woke up at 5:30 and tried to sleep for that last two hours (and failed) before getting up and going to the barn to take care of horses in the pouring rain.

Sleeping when I got home didn’t work either. So I’m sleep deprived, on the edge of _____, and having a birthday party. I’m hoping that seeing my friends, who I haven’t seen in weeks, will help (and not make me cry). I’m so dark under my eyes I look like I got punched and it just didn’t swell up. I’m also probably going to get really jittery when I start downing caffeinated drinks.

On a side note, I made some delicious-looking* carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. And after I finish cleaning I may make some biscotti, although in my current brain-state I don’t know if I can following directions. I’m going to shut up now before my rambling gets out of hand.

* I totally made edits just to put in the hypen, because it bothered me. I need a life.

2 thoughts on “Birthday updates

  1. Whew – that wasn't as bad as I thought. And its OK. I made my deadline, but you missed yours. Whatever – but expect me to hold that one over your head. Nane Nane Nane.I have one more piece to write to make one of Michael's actions make sense from a time/place position and I have to have an actual conclusion. I haven't been writing because I thought you might be ahead of me (and I took August off for most of my working out and writing), but now that I know you aren't, I'll write the earlier piece tonight and the ending this week.In October I start on a new work with an entirely different sense about it and totally different voice, so you'll either have it by then and I'll finish before moving on, or I'll multi-task and kind of do both.

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