Last night was a repeat of the night before, only worse. The RLS was relentless, first in the left leg, then the right, then the left again. I was up pretty much all night. I got three hours of sleep this morning between 8:30 and 11:30 and that's all. I feel aggravated and tired and short-tempered. As much as I don't want to, I'll be back on the sleeping pills tonight for sure. I have to get some sleep.
It is so warm here today I can't believe it. It's shirt sleeve weather. I carried the light jacket I took to work today. I hope this keeps up through the weekend, as I am supposed to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (Google it). I found out about it by accident, and I love nature, so I'm doing it. I have my hikers, field guide and binoculars at the ready.
This is turning into a week of lucky windfalls. First, as I mentioned, my ex gave me a check for $450 on Sunday for her car lease. Then today I got a check in the mail from Billy Boy for $500 for rent. Then I got another check in the mail for $50 from my parents for me to blow on Valentines Day. That was very nice of them, I thought.
Speaking of which, remember a few posts ago, my tirade about Valentine's Day? Well, today I got in the mail this very nice card from my parents. My mother wrote a note in it saying how glad they were that I was their son. She also said that I should be glad on V Day because, even though I don't have a special someone in my life right now, I do have the love of my kids, my family in Ohio, and my friends. Then there was the aforementioned check inside. That meant so much to me to read. It changed my attitude about the day. I now plan on spending the day hiking or bird watching with friends, after which I will go to Red Lobster and order up a big plate of seafood. After that I'll probably treat myself to a new book or a couple of CDs. So there.
Why are people dropping off of Blogspot? First, the end of last week Lori deleted her blog, then yesterday TuesdayPillow deleted hers. I just hate when that happens. I freak when I lose touch with people. That's just how I am.
Speaking of people on here, Dylan Mitchell (Waltsworld) has a book of poetry out titled 100 Men I Have Slept With (And Other Poems). It's 116 pages and is available at Amazon.com for $9.95. If you like good poetry, go buy a copy before they are all gone.
Well, I'm off to read your journals now. Have a decent evening everyone.