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Can't sleep. For the last week or so. Started taking valerian last night and being conscious about my defragging before bed time. Here's hoping it works tonight.

Almost got nothing done for TPP this weekend - tried to stop before I hit the wall by taking time out this weekend. Sort of. Time out AND the Sunday routine of sitting in a meeting. These ones are at the Como which means they come with espresso coffees and potato skin nachos (if that's what you order. Recommended).

Saw friends. Spent a lot of time with maelkann this weekend. Saw a lot of the freeway. Caught up on podcasts - I'd fallen behind after my US trip where I listened to A LOT of podcasts and OD'ed. I had to listen to the radio when I got back because I couldn't bear anyone talking at me for well over a month. And then, like always, I eased back in with the smooth dulcet tones of Brenda Dayne and her knitting podcast Cast On (yes there are knitting podcasts. Brenda's is THE Knitting Podcast and has been running for 5 years now). In fact her podcast inspired me to want to do one of my own. I still want to do a craft podcast. I love checking in with her weekly to hear about what projects she's finished and started and where she's up to and what interests her. I tried to replicate it on my lj but was not consistently successful with that. Still, I got inspired to both get back to crafting and to listen to podcasts. Caught up on Boxcutters, Bad Film Diaries and The Coode St this weekend. A. Lot. Of. Driving.

Had a formal work dinner thing of maelkann's on Friday. Due to a misshap, all my extra time was eaten up in driving and I arrived at his place with SEVEN minutes to glam up into formal gear and makeupify. I chose to stand there and cry. See para 1. But we made it in time. He is quite good at talking to crying-meltdown!GJ. And we ended up having a really lovely time, despite my predinner whinge on twitter. There were lots of people, I met his boss, we sat with some great people, the food was excellent (and hot) and well, I got to accompany a sailor dressed in formal wear. :)

And I should say that there was all that drama on Friday, it followed drama on Thursday. Had an OCD moment. First in a while. See para 1. Where I came upon something that I was unable to deal with. Thank you gross doggie. I smsed maelkann and asked him for help and he got in his car, drove an hour to my house to clean up a doggie mess I could not deal with. AND he brought me distractor chocolate. I did make him dinner to make up for it but then I cut my finger really badly on HELLO sharp knife. See Para 1.

So. Yes. Full week of fun.


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Dec. 5th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Oooh, knitting podcast must check it out. And I do hope next week's better for you.
Dec. 5th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
OMG! You'll love it. Or you might not. But she's nearly at her 100th podcast. She's the Knitting Podcast Guru. There was this explosion in knitting podcasts a while ago but I think they peaked.
Dec. 6th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
I always thought that I could never do a podcast, because I couldn't pick one over the other of knitting, writing, books and Doctor Who! So I just listen, and if I add this one to my list I'll have every one of those things covered... Listening wise, anyway.
Dec. 5th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
And have you slept?
Dec. 5th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
Meh. Benji got up at 3 to go to the toilet. Still waiting for a full undisturbed night.
Dec. 6th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Dec. 5th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
He drove an HOUR to clean up doggie mess? Marry this man.

Mine won't even walk down the hall to clean up doggie mess. Don't get me wrong, he's a nice chap and all that, but never been good at the stuff that come out of the ends of the various creatures in this house *grin*.

Of course, it could just be the difference between a boyfriend and a husband... *sigh*
Dec. 6th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
That was totally my tweet! (Gonna marry that man) He brought cleaning products, out on gloves, dismissed me from the room and got on his hands and knees and cleaned it up. It was a mess that was behind the TV, in all the cords and things. I was all "how will I ever make it clean and disinfected". And he did it all for me in 10 mins. Woulda taken me days and many many showers.
Dec. 6th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
I hope the valerian works but if it doesn't I find Nature's Own Sleep-Ezy or their similar Insomnia capsules (harder to find) work even better. They are largely valerian but with some other ingredients that add to their effectiveness.
Dec. 7th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
I'll try these, thanks. I'm not sure if the Valerian is helping which probably means that it's not.
Dec. 6th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)

Sorry you are struggling at the moment - hope that the time out helped, hope that you get more sleep and know you're being thought of :)
Dec. 7th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you
Dec. 6th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Hope you sleep. Look after yourself. Everything gets so much harder the tireder you get.
Dec. 7th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thats so true
Dec. 7th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)

There's a knitting podcast? I've got sooo many to listen to as it is. But it's a knitting podcast. Don't have one of those on my list yet...
Dec. 7th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
I used to listen to a bunch. Now just Cast On by Brenda Dayne
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