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Tuesday's work [Feb. 2nd, 2011|04:55 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Woke up Tuesday around 2pm feeling fantastic and more sane than I had in months.

The difference? I took Tylenol PM before getting into bed.

Clearly I need to fit taking that into my weekly schedule -- maybe even twice a week -- to maintain a higher level of sanity until I can get the sleep problem resolved.

Anyway, I felt so good I lay there relaxing and basking in the pleasantness of it & fell back asleep & didn't get up til 7pm. Dur. The BF used the snowblower to keep us unburied, but I haven't tended to my car yet.

I came downstairs to find a package from my folks in the mail. It was a batch of pictures, mostly school pics and prom pics, of me and my classmates. That was a bit startling. Got a more realistic look at myself (than the image I carry in my head) of me age 8 - 12. I look... unfinished. Children look like children and teenagers look like almost-adults, but in that 8-12 range, I looked half-child half-something more. Unsettling. And I was actually cute in junior & senior year of high school. Who knew? Certainly the boys there didn't.

Then I read Stardrop by Mark Oakley (found it yesterday). It's a graphic novel made up of the first 81 or so comics in his series by the same name. It's quite charming. And it turns out, that despite the end-y-ness of the GN, Mark continued the strip and he's up to 120 pages now. The BF watched the Bruins play hockey. Then we ate beans and rice and sweet Italian sausages.

After watching Detroit 1-8-7, I listened to the news and sorted a pile of comics I'd found while unearthing the couch yesterday. Ultimately, I ended up sorting the four comic boxes I've been working on into alphabetical order and worked on that until around 2am. Then I took a break & read some comics I'd uncovered that I just couldn't resist:
  • A series called Morning Glories - finally found issue #3! And have now read up to #4. There are more in my sub folder at the shop. *sigh* (Note, this is not the psychotic online comic, this is a fairly new series from Image.)
  • A series called The Mystery Society (now available in a collected paperback). I finally found issue #2, which had been holding me up from reading all five issues.
  • A trade I'd forgotten I bought called The Wednesday Conspiracy (psychic powers? magic? mystery? mayhem? SOLD!)
I should probably try to sleep, but I've pretty much turned my days and nights around. Again. I've lost track of how many times I've done this in my life.

Next tasks:
  • Finish clearing the couch
  • Record the books in Box #3
  • Get some magazine boxes (the ones I have are actually comic boxes & not wide enough for magazines) - OR go through existing magazine boxes and cull stuff to give away/recycle, making more room for stuff to keep... thinking... hmm... I like this idea. I wonder if it'll work.
  • Type in some of the data
  • Label the 2 cardboard boxes I freed up as "DONATE" and "SELL"

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2011-02-02 07:26 am (UTC)
Ooh, good to know! I can't take melatonin. Gives me splitting headaches. But the Benadryl might also help with the low-level congestion I get when sleeping as well.

I've been debating whether to see an ENT about my sleep problems. I know I don't have apnea, but my oxygen levels do go down to 91% or so while I'm sleeping (which is above the level you diagnose for, but below average) and I've wondered if the congestion or maybe the internal configuration of my ears, nose, & throat might have something to do with it.

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2011-02-02 07:56 am (UTC)
My vitamin D levels are good, last I had them checked a few months ago. A combination of occasional long walks in sunlight and regular (albeit small) amounts of goat cheese, I suspect.

I was using the melatonin to try & improve my sleep, not necessarily my daily rhythms.

Yeah, I bought a neti pot & the proper salt. The thing is, without my adenoids & tonsils, getting water in my sinuses has always been a spectacularly painful and miserable experience. So I'm trying to convince myself to experiment with it, but haven't had much luck ruckin' up the courage.
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[User Picture]From: lillibet
2011-02-02 12:38 pm (UTC)
Someone else is watching Detroit 1-8-7!
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2011-02-03 01:12 am (UTC)
I freakin' LOVE that show!
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[User Picture]From: lillibet
2011-02-03 01:54 am (UTC)
Isn't it awesome?! The lack of buzz has me worried--every episode is so damn good and I want more, more, more. We just watched this week's--I usually hate the cop-under-suspicion eps, but they managed to pull it off. I'm so glad to know that you're watching!
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2011-02-04 06:19 am (UTC)
It's got excellent chemistry. And the crimes aren't elaborate genius-type problems that require giant-brains to solve them. They're mostly normal crimes with a little bit of cleverness here and there. I like that too.

And I love the awkward tension between Finch & Sanchez.

And I really appreciate the way they handle race.

Hope it doesn't get cancelled.
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