December 1st, 2008

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Back to Normal (So to Speak!)

Today, Marilyn's mistressmarilyn and my goal was to get 'Back to Normal' (or as normal as we ever get, anyway).

Um. We failed.

It relied on us getting to bed at a decent hour last night (nope) and going right to sleep (nope) and getting up at a decent time in the morning (nope).

Plus we'd decided that after our dinner, we'd take our 'normal' (for us) evening nap (nope for Marilyn -- but I did manage this one) -- then get up for a bit (as we always do) and finally go to bed by a reasonable hour (for us). I don't know about the last part, yet.

I'm probably not going to the office tomorrow, even though I have things I'd LIKE to do there. But Marilyn has to go, so it would be nice if she were 'back on track' for time and sleep, if at all possible.

I suspect we'll need to ease back into this, which we just couldn't do during November. Illness, vacation and NaNoWriMo were all against us, I'm afraid.

I hope she gets enough sleep tonight to feel fairly decent tomorrow -- and face going back to a huge (I'm guessing -- but it should be a good guess) pile of work.

I'd planned to contact Jessica pb_n_jam today and wish her good luck for tomorrow, as she starts her new job! I guess I need to email her... (My bad. Totally.) ETA: I did one of our paid eCards for her, so that's a good thing. She probably won't get it until after work, but at least I did it!

I never did contact Mitch over Thanksgiving, or talk in person to Shari (she was gone when I phoned her), either. I'm not doing that well on personal interactions right now, I guess. (sigh)

The NaBloPoMo theme for December is THANKS, so each day this month I'll try to include something I'm thankful for -- or an example of the word 'thanks.'

I'm thankful for:

I'm thankful for my sister, Marilyn. She's been my best friend my entire life. She's provided for me for most of my life. She's taught me things and supported me and helped me to improve as a human being. She's shared my fun and my sorrows.

It's impossible to sum up our relationship in only a few sentences, but I can't imagine my life without her. She's truly the most amazing person I know.