I honestly meant to drop a blog line sooner and let everyone know that I survived the heatwave, but I was too busy trying to recover and time got away from me. I'll have to catch you up in tonight's Wednesday Night Bullet Post!
*I do not have air conditioning.
*There are reasons for this so please...no suggesting that I go get an air conditioner.
*I am fully aware of their existence and have never before wished so hard that I had one as I did last week.
*103 degrees. 94 in my living room.
*On Friday afternoon, it got even better.
* The power went out at the height of this nightmare for myself and 14,000 of my friends.
*Up to that point, I hated the people with air conditioning but then I felt sorry for them.
*I have strategies for dealing with the heat without frozen air. I plan for it.
*The exact words out of my mouth when the fans fizzled were, "Oh my God. This is when people actually start to die..."
*I was giddy to have plans Friday night. I normally prefer to stay in, but there was air conditioning out there in the world and I wanted my share of it.
*Heat wave is over.
*I don't miss the heat wave...
*Raging insomnia has taken over my life.
*I've had some trouble sleeping for a while now, but it's really out of hand at the moment.
*Weird...Blogger seems to be having some trouble saving tonight.
*Let's hope I can publish this thing...
*Where was I? Oh, yes. The insomnia.
*I know what you're thinking.
*"But, Sheepie! You don't work in the summer. It is OK to be awake all night. You can catch up later and not have to worry about poor performance in the workplace!"
*You are very correct. Very.
*I am grateful that the worst of this is happening during summer vacation.
*But still incredibly irked that I can't do any of the things I want to do because I am so utterly exhausted.
*Can't sleep in. Awake by 6:00 at the latest every morning.
*No matter what.
*Can't seem to nap during the day. 20-30 minutes tops. If I'm lucky.
*I am, for all intents and purposes, non-functional these days.
*Summer is short. I have a lot of stuff I want to do.
*Stuff I put off or promised myself I could do once school was over.
*Spinning, knitting socks, painting the living room...
*Makes me crazy that I can't focus enough to do any of it!!!
*I lie awake at night thinking about how crazy it makes me!!!!
*I toss and turn and grit my teeth over the matter!!!!!!!!!!
*You can see how the whole situation is fraught with irony and other thematic stuff I can't quite manage to describe with my limited brain functioning.
*I'd do all that stuff I wanna do at night while I'm awake anyway, but I never seem to think of that until I'm too loopy to actually pull it off.
*In spite of my fatigue I managed to find my way to the Farmer's Market today.
*String beans, basil and summer squash.
*None of which I've been able to do much with but it made it to the house so that's a win.
*Blogger is still not saving. It seems to be panicking a bit over this fact.
*I'm not too concerned.
*I've copied. I can paste later if need be.
*Apparently, there is a small part of my brain still functioning.
*Deadliest Catch is done for the season.
*Not quite as good as last year, but let's face it.
*That was a pretty powerful season and not something easily lived up to.
*Have had a few bumps in the Reading Road of late.
*There's a couple tomes not even worth mentioning.
*A few I should, though.
*Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
*Not what I thought it was going to be and that threw me.
*But worth looking at if only for the fantastic period photography.
*And a better story than I'm giving it credit for.
*I read Graveminder.
*Melissa Marr also wrote the Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality)) series.
*This was really quite good and apparently her first adult novel.
*Now I'm reading The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart.
*Fair warning: this book is not for the faint of heart nor for those who flinch at the rampant use of profanity.
*The brothers are not good guys. Not at all. They are very, very bad guys.
*But they have that Anti-hero-you-can't-help-but-love-'em sort of vibe going on, too.
*They are funny fellows if you can get past the flagrant killing, cultural ignorance and general lack of social responsibility.
*However, they are living in a rather rough period in history so I suppose it wasn't exactly easy to come by etiquette lessons.
*I'm on the fence with this one. One minute I love it, the next I don't.
*Overall, worth the time.
*Poor Blogger. It just keeps flashing error messages at me. It seems almost embarrassed now.
*Maybe it's not sleeping either. I'm beat. I can understand how it feels.
I honestly don't have anything else at the moment. Even if I did, I don't suppose Blogger is going to publish it right now so it's not really a crisis. I have time to think of something else. In the event that I don't, this will have to suffice. Here's hoping that tonight's cool temperatures and brain-busting fatigue will conspire to put me out like a light.
If not, let's hope there's something good on TV...
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