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Bad Brain, No Biscuit [Mar. 27th, 2008|03:38 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Went into another depressive episode. They often seem to correspond with Mondays. I sleep all day, because I'm exhausted from the previous four days, I lose contact with the world, I wake up late, I fail to shower, I'm lame and useless, oops, wait, value judgment on that last one.

Stupid vicious cycles.

Forced myself to crawl out of it today by: 1) waking up before it got dark, 2) showering, 3) making myself leave the house. By the time I actually left, I was practically running to get away from all of the MUST BE DONE! things gibbering so loudly I couldn't think. I went to visit i_leonardo, where I looked at creative artsy books and had creative artsy thoughts, some of which I even wrote down.

I failed to pick up a prescription, but I did leave voicemail for my Drug Lady about my current pill quantities (she can figure out whether I'll have enough to get through her vacation).

Didn't manage to call and make a doctor's appointment for my annual check-up, but did buy a friend the train ticket home I promised him.

Didn't edit the garden club newsletter articles but did listen to all the messages on the house machine and my cell phone (eight and six, respectively).

Oh well.

[User Picture]From: metagnat
2008-03-27 10:19 am (UTC)
It sounds like you got a bunch of stuff done. That's good!

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-03-27 01:05 pm (UTC)
It doesn't feel like it, but thank you.
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[User Picture]From: wonderreader
2008-03-27 12:27 pm (UTC)
BUT - you DID get up and DID do stuff - award the brain at least one biscuit. Ummm are you saying that there is a pattern here? Mondays following hectic previous 4 days?????? Can you rearrange some of the stuff on the previous 4 days - or does it feel even worse because it is on a weekend?
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-03-27 01:10 pm (UTC)
I AM trying to rearrange stuff. I've been trying to get Tony to switch me off of Fridays for months, but there's just been too much other stuff going on with him and with the store. Hopefully he'll hire someone new soon and give them that shift.

Currently, I'm working 10-6pm (or later) on Thursdays, 2:30-10pm (but I rarely get out before 11pm) on Fridays, and 1:30-9pm (but I rarely get out before 10pm) on Sundays at the Comic shop. It's a little overwhelming in addition to everything else I try to get done on those days (usually editing deadlines are Fridays or Mondays, so I work through the weekend).

And I have a contract client meeting every Friday morning for 1.5-2 hours, starting at 10:30am, so it's usually a 13 hour work day.

I think if the previous four days weren't so insane, Monday would be a nice, mellow day off and not the crash-and-burn it currently is.
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