If we were having coffee I’d be on my third cup of the morning already, because I had two right after getting up. It’s kind of a sleepy, crabby morning around the Siler household this weekend, because Halloween tonight is probably going to be a washout and that’s putting all of us in a bad mood. It’s already raining and the hourly chance of rain for the rest of the day bounces back and forth between seventy and ninety percent. Should I be thanking Hurricane Patricia for this nonsense? Maybe. I know at least one actual meteorologist; maybe she’ll let me know.
Last Halloween, you may remember, we had a blizzard. Tonight, a torrential downpour. I’d rather have the blizzard; at least I got to stand outside in that, and there are few things that I dislike more than being outdoors in the rain. I have no costume and I didn’t carve a pumpkin because my brain fell into this annoying feedback loop where I wanted to come up with something neat and creative and I couldn’t so I just didn’t do it at all.
I am starting to think, after several weeks of these posts, that I am not a very fun person to have coffee with, and I’m kinda tired of that, too. Then again, if I remember right, I started writing these right after my medical bullshit started up and maybe I shouldn’t blame myself for all of it. I’ve been less fun for the people around me, too.
If we were having coffee, I think you’d probably be able to tell that I start work again next week. It occurred to me yesterday that if I made it through my mom’s surgery without an episode, I can probably get through a week of work, but I am noticeably blechy and jumpy at the moment. I need next week to go smoothly, and I need to not end up in the hospital again, and in particular if the hospital thing happens again I need to just start thinking about taking an entire grading period off, because I have no idea what the hell’s going on. For once, I want to go back to work.
I’m tired of writing posts where people feel like they need to wish me well in comments, honestly.
Later today or tomorrow, depending on my mood, I’ll talk about Searching for Malumba‘s launch. The tl;dr version: surprisingly successful! But more details later.
How are you?