I need to not go to bed so early when I have the next day off…

It’s 6:50am. I’ve been awake since, oh, about 5:00, which is when Matt had to get up for work. I probably wouldn’t still be so wide awake if I hadn’t accidentally thrown away his pay check from last week while cleaning up the house a couple of days ago. Yep, it was still in the envelope and sitting on the dresser. For some reason, I assumed that he’d already taken the check out, so I tossed the envelope. I had to brave the cold air this morning (not to mention all the coffee grounds and cat litter) so that I could dig through the trash to find it. But it wasn’t that hard to find, for which I was very thankful. That definitely woke me up. After he left, I checked Hulu and found a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy (heh), which I then watched in its entirety. And now I’m still in bed, enjoying the sunshine and blue sky from the comfort of my bathroom, two blankets, and a heater. Ahhh. Should I go back to sleep? Or should I get up and start doing things?

Today, I’m going to dye my hair and take a shower for sure. Also need to wash the dishes and do some tidying up. Other than that, I don’t know what else I’m going to do. Matt’s going to be leaving work early so that he can go by the office and put in his notice (!!!), and deposit his paychecks. I think he’ll be coming home after all that! That means the possibility of doing some laundry, and/or maybe going to see a movie. We both wanted to see Shutter Island….

YESTERDAY was productive. I dropped off my rent check (which I had forgotten to mail somehow), cashed a check from Kelli’s aunt/uncle, bought flea medicine and cat treats and a laser (which seems to just confound Calliope and Varmy, though Bitey is more intrigued by it), and bought some necessities at Target. Oh, and they had the 20th season of the Simpsons on sale for $19.99 (it’s normally $39.99), so of course I had to buy that as well. (Incidentally, this means that I now own seasons 2 through 12 and season 20; they haven’t released any of the others yet, except for season 1 which I’m not that interested in owning). Definitely an addict.

Anyway, what was I saying? Yesterday. After stopping at Pet Smart, I went to my new optometrist where I had an eye exam and got a new pair of contacts. My prescription hasn’t changed since my last exam, which was in 2007. This is awesome, since it had changed a lot between the 2007 exam and the one before that one. I sure do like not having my vision framed by glasses! I have okay vision insurance from B&C, which is the only reason I decided to go, since my glasses are holding up fine. Good thing I bought a good brand, I guess.

After that, I had lunch with Anna Laura at Jackson’s. She was in town to sing in an Early Music Consort Concert. That’s not what it’s called anymore, but I like saying “consort” and “concert” back-to-back. So we ate and had a good time. The weather was lovely and I didn’t have an accident trying to park my (well, Matt’s) car behind Fido. After lunch, I came home and took a lovely nap, as I already told you in my previous blog. All things considered, it was a good day.

So. Now I think I might go back to sleep, since it’s only after 7 now anyway. Most people don’t wake up at 5am on their days off. I wish I had some patio furniture so that I could make myself some coffee and go sit outside…. Meant to buy some all last year, but we didn’t have any money last summer, as I recall. For some reason, we have plenty right now. I think it’s all the staying in that we do. Plus, as I was telling L yesterday, I haven’t bought a new pair of shoes in probably two years. Pretty incredible, I know. Damn shoes just won’t fall apart!

BTW, I’m reading Wise Blood. I’m about half-way through and can’t believe I forgot how much I like Southern lit. Just saying.

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

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