01 November 2008
Crazier (than ususal)
You might have noticed a new item in my sidebar. The fabulous Mrs. G at Derfwad Manor had a post about NaBloPoMo, and I had to check it out.
(Hmm, I think I need to update the list of blogs I read....Mrs. G is nowhere to be found there! Horrors! I shall remedy that forthwith.)
The idea is simple; commit to doing 30 blog posts in 30 days. They suggest a theme, but it is optional. The theme from October was voting, but they haven't named one on their front page yet for November. I suppose that's because I'm up and playing on the computer at stupid o'clock, and they're probably on the west coast.
My writing has slipped to a low priority of late, and I don't like that. My dad used to tell my sibs and me all the time that, "Everyone has 24 hours in a day." Helpful, that. Tell me something I didn't know. Within your allotted 24, then, you have to find the time to do that which matters to you. Recently, the priority has been sleep, what with my insane week at work, eight straight days of 12+ hour days. Sleep is important. I'm unpleasant without the proper amount of sleep. The writing doesn't get done, though. I've been getting in to bed around 7 PM and although I don't sleep in more than 3-4 hour segments, one would think that the approximately 7-1/2 hours of sleep I do get would be enough.
I don't want that pattern of climbing in to bed so incredibly early to continue. It does not bode well for the coming winter, when my instinct is to hide in bed anyway. Apart from the depression making me unwilling to get out of bed, my bed is the warmest spot in my poorly insulated house in the winter.
So I'm giving this crazy 30 posts in 30 days idea a shot. As I don't yet know what the theme is, I'm not committing to that right now, but maybe I will.
Completely OT and switching gears now, I have a silly story to relate.
I lost my wallet about a week ago. Genius, I know. Annoying, too. I had to replace: my driver's license, the one credit card I carry in my wallet, my debit card, and a whole bunch of 'customer rewards' cards, from Hallmark, the grocery store, the two big bookstore chains in the area, an electronics store, about $6 worth of stamps, my health insurance card, my Sam's club card.....and I don't even know what the hell else was in there. I never carry cash. Ever. I got out of the habit of doing that when I was dating the ex, way back during my sophomore year of college. A neighbor of his in the dorm was mugged right outside of the dorm, as were a bunch of other people. I figured if I didn't have any money in it, I could hand my wallet over without too much angst if I needed to. Such fabulous logic, no? Anyway, I've never gotten back in the habit of having cash in the 10+ years since then.
But, of course, when I lost my wallet, there was about $35 in it.
Naturligt, as we would say in Swedish.