Oooff! Sorry dudes…
I can be a real downer when the mood calls for it. I scared you out of commenting! But if you’d had as much trouble sleeping as I have the last week—on top of making some big job decisions—you’d understand why I sort of got lost dans le metro for a bit. [Peep this old post w/ beautiful song for reference.]
For a couple of weeks now, my body wakes me up with a start at 4:45 am, and I lay there for an hour worrying over everything my brain can conjure up until 5:45, when Eli starts his harassment routine. I almost weep to the ceiling fan, begging him to stop meowing outside the door. As soon as that stops, an hour later, the upstairs neighbor starts to thump really, really loud bass to pump himself up for the workday. Earplugs don’t filter this out. And it’s right above my head. When he’s out the door, my alarm goes off. At that point, my heart is thumping in my chest—I even got prescribed a beta blocker to help with this phenomenon. My ticker refuses to comply.
Starting the day with that level of anxiety makes the mere act of getting by and making decisions astronomical. So, apologies! We can talk about something more exciting today. Like poop, and rainbows.
Lizzie calls this my Elvira jacket! It’s pretty intense. I hope to be squeezing flabby, oversized grandma arms into this when I’m 80; it’s one of those garments you wish you never had to take off. I liked softening it up with the booties; I would have opted for a simple, caramel silk camisole, had I bought the one I obsessed over before it sold out last week.
I wore this to a completely phenomenal dinner out at Tastebuds with Lizzie; she’s so good at taking me around to places in Richmond I’d never know about and getting my mind off of things.
Like the groovy art show where we spotted this, which I will allow you to caption at will:
Another week down. Almost. I join the world of the workforce again next week, and I’m as excited and relieved as I am anxious. Until then, pray to the sleep gods for me. Or better yet: one grey domestic house cat for rent. Has impressive vocal range; large, pincer-like whiskers; smells incredible, and eliminates need for alarm clock.