tobermory's Diaryland Diary

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Back in the saddle again....

Banner day, folks. I have managed to make it through the day here at work AND NOT CRY. Yes I know itís OK to cry, but yesterday I was so raw that I think I was starting to make people sorry they had called me because they thought they were upsetting me more than they were sympathizing with me. I am having trouble sleeping at night. I saw an ad for some sort of sleep aid Ė theyíll even give me a seven-day sample free if I can get a prescription from my doctor. Problem is I feel like a junkie calling my doctor. Do you think sheíll be understanding? She totally knows what is going on because she was my momís primary doctor too. Iíd just like to be able to go to sleep and stay asleep for the whole night. When I wake up at 3am I just lie there and think of sad things and get all sniffly and snorky and then I canít get back to sleep until 6am Ė a mere half-hour before my alarm goes off. And, as if all this wasnít enough Ė hellooooo Princess Time. Just what I need Ė cramps and my Aunt Flo popping by for her monthly visit.

After work Iím heading over to my dadís house (boy does THAT ever sound weird) to go through some of my momís things. My mom was adamant that her jewelry (and the china and the good silverware) be passed to me, the only girl. She has strong feelings about things like that staying in the family and she says you can never be sure that it wouldnít be returned if one of my brothers got divorced Ė very pragmatic, she was. That said, I think I might try to pick out a piece for one of my sister-in-laws and find something to pass on to my momís sister. Iím making it sound like there are family jewels, but thatís far from the truth. My mom found jewelry to be an annoyance and didnít wear much and therefore didnít have too many things. My dad used to buy her something now and again, but I think even he realized that she didnít wear most of it. Meh. Iíll probably get the weepies doing this, but Iíll be the only one there so I can mope to my heartís content.

I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Weetabix is doing a reading in Milwaukee on Friday and Iíve convinced Alli to come along and Iím going to give a ride to Jen. Iím looking forward to going up north for the evening and visiting with some good people and having a laugh or two. I could use a break from all the family stuff. Plus Iíve heard rumors of an Italian feast at Mimmaís or PizzaMan after the reading and you just canít keep me away from the pasta.

I know I mentioned it yesterday, but I want to thank the GB Mini-con folks again for the orchids and the beautiful vase Ė they make me smile every time I look at them, and I need all the smiles I can get right now.

1:59 p.m. - 2006-03-28

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