Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday of an odd, jittery week

I shall do the Friday thang down below, but I wanted to mention the week's been weird for me. I've been sleeping oddly, dreaming too hard, and feeling jumpy. Probably some combination of being an old woman with biochemical malfunctions ("changes..." yeah, but not smooth comfortable changes), and being me, with a normal range of fluctuations without patterns. Then there's trying to continue to do LOTS of things at once. Then there were bug bites. Lots. On my hip and thereabout. Maybe they made me stupid. Ant bites, maybe. Spider maybe? But if so, definitely not The Big Ones (black widow or brown recluse, because I know what those are like and it wasn't that).

So I'm kind of a-twitch.

The weather might be marionetting me around too. Every day it clouds up and gets humid and then doesn't rain. We had a big verga sunset the other day. Holly climbed up on the roof to get some nice shots without power lines, but there are trees up there. If you click either of the top two photos, you can see other views of our verga sunset.

I watched the third (of five, I think) of the Fruits Basket anime series. It's very sweet, the art is nice, and I'm doing the socio-politically-incorrect thing of listening to it in English. I do some penance by watching all the special features, and if a scene seems odd or pivotal, I might wind back and watch it in Japanese. But the main male character's voice is done by a woman and that distracts me, and the main female character is voiced by someone with a teensy high girlie voice. I prefer it all down an octave. It's Netflix, so I have time to reflect and recover between disks.

The same way I am frustrated every single time that the letter isn't delivered in Romeo and Juliet (when will those people learn!?), I keep thinking maybe in each episode of Fruits Basket they'll figure out that all their problems would be solved if they'd just stop going to school!

Friday Fill In #77 and #78

1. A smile is my umbrella?.
2. Five Crowns is my current favorite board or card game.
3. I would love to have more youth in my life and less old age!
4. When I think of the Summer Solstice, I think of nekkid hippies dancing around a fire when it's summer. Wait for WINTER, crazy hippies!.
5. I just remembered I need to scan the art I did this afternoon.
6. One of my favorite song lyrics goes like this:"If you want to be somebody else, change your mind."

And then it starts over because while I was working on last week's, they posted this week's:

1. Birthdays are coming soon (Keith' next week, and then mine and Kirby's at the end of the month).

2. Autumn is my favorite season because my vines are all blooming, I can wear boots and hoodies, and the air smells good..

3. I feel my best when ... this is too present-tense for the moment, but in my life I felt my best when I was pregnant.

4. Potatoes are my favorite food!

5. First impressions are prone to glitches.

6. The best piece of advice I ever received was be your child's partner, not his adversary. (La Leche League, Carol Rice-McClure and Lori Odhner, my initial leaders. Kathy Hoag soon after, same message.)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to working on an art project with Holly, tomorrow my plans include meeting the Sorooshians at the train station on their way home from New York and Sunday, I want to have slept a long natural sleep without a lot of dramatic and mysterious dreams, and wake up feeling strong and brilliant! (or win a million dollars; either one)


Christa said...

I woke up at 1am this morning and didn't get back to sleep until 5. Hoping to get out for a walk today which seems to help stabilize my sleep.

Hope you even out soon!

kelli said...

I hope you're feeling calmer this next week. I would think that I've robbed the universe of all jitteriness for the next month ;) (move coming up this next week)

I'm glad you've enjoyed Fruits Basket.

And those photos are awesome!

Tall Kate said...

delurking to say:

I love the fact that you're in NM and I'm in MA but we both have daylilies in bloom.

Awesome pictures.

Okay, speaking of weird dreams, I had one about you and your family, and I don't even know you, but I read your site and lurk on Always Learning.

Sandra Dodd said...

Kate, I hope we were nice in your dream and that you still got plenty of sleep! My Friday plans and wishes came 2/3 true. Holly and I finished the art. We got to see the Sorooshians. I slept three or four hours and am up again, but that's okay.

We have three kinds of lilies blooming. Pretty good for New Mexico!

Tall Kate said...

You were all nice in my dream; it was actually quite lovely to dream about a peaceful family ;-)