Took The Plunge

Song: “Little Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 2?

A couple more nightmares last night. Same one as last night but I didn’t have to flee to the living room this time. J told me today that I’ve been talking a lot in my sleep, too. That seems to go hand in hand with the nightmares. Hopefully I’m not saying anything embarrassing.

After about 20 minutes this morning I gave up on my exercises. I haven’t been having a lot of luck with them lately. I think it’s another thing that’s connected to the nightmares. I’m not sure whether the nightmares make it harder to do the exercises, or whether not being able to do the exercises makes it more likely that I’ll have nightmares. The old chicken and egg question (for what it’s worth, I’m firmly in the “egg” camp).

The toaster exposure went a little better today than yesterday, but I’m starting to question whether I should switch to something else. I keep flitting around the house all day looking at things so it’s difficult to keep from looking at the toaster when other things bring me to or through the kitchen.

I can’t believe I just typed that. I’m having trouble not looking at the toaster. I’m having trouble… not looking at the toaster. I am 42 years old. Jeebus.

I went for a walk today. It was very nice out – I think it got up past 20C today. The weather said we might get some rain but I think it held off so I opened some windows and let the fresh air in. A bit of rain would help to wash away the dust that’s left over from the winter.

My mom called this afternoon and we had a short chat. She was on her way out of the house but thought she’d call first and see what was new. Things are good there, and my folks are really enjoying spring so far. It was good to talk to her.

UPS came by today and delivered another package and I was all over it. No embarrassing misses today!

I’ve been thinking of trying to get in touch with some old friends for a while now. I asked J about it and she thought it was a good idea. I asked my dad and sister, and both of them thought it was a good idea too. So… I did some looking, found an email address for one of my friends, and spent an hour and a half today writing a seven line email to someone I knew 25 years ago. Then I spent about 45 minutes arguing with myself about whether I should send it or not. Finally, I took a breath, clenched my jaw, and hit send.

Two and a half hours later, my email chimed. My friend had not only received my email, but she remembered who I was and was happy to hear from me. She’s living in Germany now and has two kids and a neat job. Turns out she’s going to be out this way this summer. It would be very good to get together and catch up a bit. I also really want to introduce her and J to each other. I tell J all kinds of stories about my adventures from that time in my life so I think it would be really great if she could meet someone from way back then.

So, going out on a limb turned out way better than I had expected (or even hoped). I’m now strongly considering trying to get in touch with my other friend from the same era, too. We’ll see what happens.

I didn’t use the microscope today but checked out how my algae is growing while I hung out and talked to Lloyd (he’s doing well in case you were wondering). I’ve had it sitting on the window sill so it’s been getting a lot of light. It is noticeably plumper than it was when I first put it in the container. Hopefully it will keep growing and I’ll be able to find some dividing cells when I look at it next time.

Tomorrow is Friday again. I can not believe how quickly time is going by.

Stay safe.

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