FishDreamer scribbles: Seeking Serenity Online

Wednesday, 6 October 2004

Buzzing Noise in My Head

Here's how I'm feeling right now: Anxiety mounting with a surface of calm, but underneath I'm nearly screaming and I'm so edgy and irritated that I'm surprised I haven't exploded yet. You'd think I was on drugs to sedate away the howling wilderness. But no. I am taking a happy little sleep aid recommended by my friend Catness over at Chicklit, and it's really helping. I'm also trying to maintain a fairly rigorous exercise schedule, because that tends to burn off some of the excess anxiety. As long as I can get a good sweat session in, I'm much less twitchy.

But there's so much going on underneath and around me. I had work fairly under control and was on top of things, and then I got hit with an urgent this week do it NOW project on Monday. I finish it Friday, and then I take off for a week of frolic. (Hence the deadline, if I weren't going on vacation it would be due next week.) Almost everything else on my plate was bumped for this one thing, except could I maybe work on that thing with the guy who's leaving, and oh this is due the week you're gone no exceptions, and so on. I'm not done, but I've only got two things to do in the morning. Then boom. I'm gone.

(Yes, it's Thursday now. I didn't manage to finish this last night. Sorry.)

We took the cat to the vet yesterday, which was expensive. And she's sick. So our house sitter just became our impromptu pet care. She's doing a little better now, but she's got an infection so it's antibiotics for three weeks. Poor kitty. And poor me, and poor house sitter, who will have to shove a dropper in her mouth twice a day and make sure she takes it.

Too much election stuff to even mention. Go to Daily Kos and click the links on the right sidebar. All kinds of stuff, including some non-partisan and other side view writings. It's going to be a scary scary three weeks. I'm already starting to eat my insides up, I don't know how I'm going to make it through.

I had more to say, but it's 1 a.m. and I'm wiped out. So that's it. I'm out of here tomorrow, there won't be any updates for a week or so. Should be good, we both like the trip and we need a break. Downtime, even on the road, is good. And we're staying in hotels! We so rarely get to do that. I have my running gear, and I will make sure to get out and play a few times. I'll catch up with you all later. Have a great week!

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