Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A story in the middle of the night.

I woke up after I had been asleep for a few hours and got up, because I was wide awake. I don´t mind being awake in the middle of the night, because that´s when I feel best and I´m the least intimidated by life. I am also very clearheaded and I can think straight and as a result of that, I was able to write a story that I was supposed to write for an on line magazine that is going to be published on January the 15th, so I was cutting it close. I already knew the ending, so I just had to write the beginning and the middle of it. I´ll point you to it when it is published.

I was hoping that I would have enough energy to also clean up the kitchen, but I think I´m running out of steam now, unless I get my second wind any time soon, but I actually feel myself collapsing now. It´s a real shame, because I was going full steam ahead and I would have liked to keep going. I think if you´re yawning it´s a sign that you need to go back to sleep. My dog is very loyally asleep beside me and I think he would prefer to sleep on his pillow also. I don´t want to keep him from that pleasure too long.

I keep thinking about that photo diary I made and I can´t wait to receive in the mail. I´m so much looking forward to it. It has 29 photos in it, so that´s quite a bit. It will look splendid when I get it. It´s one point of sparkly bright light in my life. There will be others, I´m sure. Getting the story accepted as I wrote it and published will be another. I´m also involved in a card swap that is starting up now and I just found out which person I am matched up with. You swap any kind of card, post cards, playing cards, greeting cards, tarot cards, Christmas cards, business cards, home made cards, you name it. That´s another spark of light.

Well, I´m getting my second wind and the dog has moved to more comfortable quarters. I´m listening to some happy music, which goes to prove that being up in the middle of the night can be a very good thing. Maybe I will switch my 12 hour shifts around. I can pretend to have nothing to do with the daytime at all, but just let the dog out at regular intervals. Ha, if it were only that simple. I do have to go out now and then and forage for food and go see my SPN. But it really almost is that simple.

I have to wash my hair and condition it. It is very dry and sticking up all over the place. I look like a wild woman, which I am at heart. Just a very subdued wild woman. I will do that after I clean up the kitchen. Oh yes, I´m going to do that next. I will feel good once I have it done and that is good for my self esteem. I may even sweep the living room. Well, maybe. I mustn´t make myself to many promises. I get over courageous and then things don´t work out and I feel bad.

It´s -7C outside and foggy. That means no more new snow, but what there is, is freezing and getting slippery. It´s darn near dangerous to walk outside with how icy everything is getting. I vote for warmer temperatures and rain. I´m sure a lot of people are, except little kids with sleds and patient parents.

Alright. I´m off to clean the kitchen, wish me luck. I need it.



VioletSky said...

It is a bit of a challenge, but switching your awake and sleep time is doable. I'm fortunate in that I have a car and can do any grocery shopping at the 24 hour stores. The worst is the winter when you might miss all the few daylight hours - but that is changing now!

Frances said...

hugs to you

Maggie May said...

It is snowing hard here. Another 4 inches of gunge on the roads.

I like the way you are doing new things, Nora. The photo book and the card swap thing sounds really brilliant.

All I can say is...... it is too cold in my house to be sitting up in the middle of the night. Heating comes on at 7.30 am. Snuggled up in bed is one way of keeping warm!
How I envy you your sticky up locks!
My son is going to shave my tresses off at the weekend as it is taking too long to come out one strand at a time. The hair looks dead...... so I do not need or want it.

Have a good day today. Keep warm. xx

Nuts in May

Twain12 said...

good luck with the kitchen and i'm happy for those bright spots in your life !

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. Well done on getting your story finished. I look forward to reading it!

I think you definitely have things to look forward to - esp on the creative front. Am I allowed to mention the new classes you might start soon? Having something like that really helps pick you up I think. I hoped to attend a pottery class this January, but now the lady who is to accompany me is off for 3 weeks it won't be until Feb.

Be interesting to see what you get in the card swap. Wouldn't it be great if someone sent you a card they made themselves?

I am so enjoying the first snow here, but I suppose I wouldn't if it went on for weeks and weeks. I just hope I manage to get out in daylight before it disappears!

Hope you are having a good day,

Bearfriend xx

Babaloo said...

Well done on getting that story finished! Let us know when it's published, we all want to have a look.

I can't imagine swapping my hours around like that and being awake at night. It could be done, technically, as we have a few 24hr supermarkets in Cork but they're still at least half an hour's drive away. Plus, I would miss out on all the daylight and I couldn't stand that. Not healthy either.

Hope things look a bit brighter soon!