Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Not Again

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 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.


  1. Tuesday deleted her journal here, too?? Bummer. Even though I didn't comment much in hers, I loved reading it. More people are going back to JS2, which is unfortunate for those of us left here.

    How nice that you got that card/gift from your parents. See? You really DON'T need a wife/girlfriend to enjoy Valentine's Day. Now go spoil yourself on Valentine's Day! Hugs.

  2. I'm still staying here. I like it here, and between this, Facebook and a couple of hter sites I'm plenty busy. And yes, you are right.

  3. I hope you get some sleep tonight.
    I google the Great Backyard Bird Count...omg! How very cool! I am going to participate!
    Oh no about Tuesday :(
    You sound like you have a terrific Mom!

  4. That was so nice of your parents. I'm glad things are looking up for you!! ;D

  5. Justfly- Thank you. I'm actually feeling a little less grumpy right now. Yeah, my Mom is great!

    Jen- Thank you, me too. I sincerely hope that things are looking better for you now...

  6. I had some stalkers, D. I had to make an invite-only journal. Please email and I can let you in (and anyone else that reads this can email me too)!

  7. And now to comment on your V-Day plans - good for you! I think I am actually going to spend my actual V-Day elsewhere as we are doing our thing on Friday the 13th (just to be different).