“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
Possums, I have abandoned you lately and I prostrate myself before you begging forgiveness.
By way of explanation, two weekends ago we went hiking in canyon country and I managed to roll one ankle, strain the opposite calf, and capped off the whole performance by blacking out – which was a peculiar experience. Angel moved to Hawaii and therefore a last hurrah was in order. All last week, you may recall, I was swamped with work, and this past weekend was spent with J.’s family as a sister and brother-in-law were in town and nieces and nephews must be played with!
Also, we are officially in crunch time. J. heads off in three and a half weeks and life just got the tiniest bit hectic. We had to get him a new suit plus fittings. We just bought my ticket home (boo!) in addition to tickets to the East Coast (as the original plan was to drive out there, but that was scuppered pretty finally). We have to register the car for this year (more money), store all of our books and fine china, and try to find J. a place to live in London.
In other words, I’m stressed, tired, not sleeping well, and getting obsessive compulsive about some really ridiculous things. More on that later. In the meantime I have a tic in my right eye, an odd twitch in my leg muscle, and apparently I’ve started grinding my teeth in my sleep. Send something distractive my way, please? Update me on your life and times!