Struggling to Stay Awake

Not that life is boring--in fact, quite the opposite.

It's weird: I have been thinking about certain people lately, and then I have been hearing from them or about them, or about others related to them. Got a text and e-mail from a friend. Was thinking about my late great-aunt whose birthday is tomorrow--she'd suffered a severe stroke and pretty much didn't recover. Today, I got news that a great-uncle (other side of the family) suffered a "medium" stroke a few days ago. We said good-bye to his wife earlier this year, so this just sucks a ton more. He is able to eat pureed foods but they're not giving him liquids, and his speech was affected. If you think of it, please say a prayer for him.

I'm almost afraid to contact the third person I was thinking about; seems like a 50-50 shot at this point.

In more mundane things, it was another crazy week at school, and I just seem to have a lot of things to take care of every day.

The big thing is that I am bound and determined to have my living room cleaned up by Friday. One of the reasons it got so out-of-hand was that at my hiring and orientation days, I received so much paper, including a big binder, with no idea how to organize it or where to put it. There are papers everywhere. I hate that.

Remember the TV that I got for my birthday? I haven't set it up yet (I know, I am totally denying myself the HD experience), but I am bound and determined to do that either Friday or Saturday. That's why I'm cleaning up. I am off to a good start, but it is just a start.

It's been only about a week since I started taking the iron supplements, but I really think my brain seems less fuzzy. So I think I can focus on cleaning up; it's just that my stamina seems to run out.

As a side note, I'm thinking about retiring the Friday Five (which regrettably I missed yesterday), or at least putting it on hiatus in the new year. I have an idea related to either this book or another book.

We'll see. More details to come.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and a Happy Hanukkah to those readers who began celebrations last night.


Dave E. said…
I'm sorry to hear about your great-uncle. I hope he is recovering.

I've enjoyed the Friday Five, but it's your blog and up to you. Trying to do that kind of regular post can be a pain in the neck and more pressure than it's worth. My vote as a reader(not that you asked) is for you to do it when or if the spirit moves you. If it doesn't, so be it.
Kate P said…
Well, I appreciate the input, Dave! I'm still debating.

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