True to senior citizen form, I was in bed before 10.30 last night. (Please note that this does not mean that I was asleep before then!) I also woke up before 3.00. Why oh why oh why oh why can I not sleep through the night?! I actually remember the crazy dream I had, in which I had already taken my vacation (twenty days!), but once I arrived home again I remembered that I had forgotten to go diving because they had neglected to pick me up. I was really angry and wanted to sue them, but they held some sort of contest and twenty people — myself included — won dive trips to “the Bahamas, Aruba.” Which doesn’t actually exist. I wasn’t pacified, though, because I wanted to go diving where I’m going on my vacation! Crazy dreams.
The first English words I uttered today were, “Oh, sh!t.” …One of my tetras was spinning in circles… and we know what that means. Except I can’t do a damn thing about it. I removed the carbon pack from the filter, because it supposedly leaches the medication out of the water, but beyond that… can’t do anything. And the heater has annoyingly lost its suction, and it keeps popping off the wall, so I’m going to have to lower the water level significantly, dry off the wall, and stick the heater back on then. What a pain.
This had obviously been lounging around for quite a while… I don’t think they even make this flavor anymore.
I met my friend for lunch today, and she was supposed to create a fuss for me about the stingy salads, but naturally Mr. Stingy left the salad bar just as it was our turn to order.
However, despite my enunciating that I wanted A LITTLE BIT, I still ended up with a pool of vinegar.
We’re going to just bring our own lunches next week (ulp!!) and meet somewhere else. If only it were warm outside…
Continuing to empty out my freezer… it’s going to be a real challenge for me not to stock up again, because like I’ve said before, whenever I like / want something, the company stops making it. It’s already slim enough pickings for me, given my restrictions, so … yeah.
Confession: I love to be swimming. I hate to go swimming. It’s just such a hassle to get there, and dread that it might be freezing… but once I’m in the water I’m happy. Unless it’s frigid, of course. It was 82 today, which is cutting it pretty close. Any colder and I will be extremely unhappy. If it was 84 last week and 88 the week before, we’re on trend for it to be 76 next week. “Very unpleasant” doesn’t even begin to describe what that would be like!
When I got home from the pool, I wrestled with the aquarium heater (again), set off my smoke alarm while roasting some vegetables, and got this:
A package! Yay — I love getting packages! E-mail just can’t compare to receiving snail mail… I miss that. Anyway, this lovely package arrived courtesy of the lovely people at Bora Bora:
I have a co-worker who loves it when I wind up with free samples of foods that I can’t eat, because I hand them over to him. But these are all kosher, and I am going to be very selfish and not share! Can’t wait to try them. (Though I foresee some difficulty with the coconut almond flavor. We all know how I feel about coconut… I do not like it!!)
My grades for the past semester have finally come in; I received two A’s! My initial reaction was to feel relieved, like I’ve gotten away with something, because if those professors only knew how stupid I really am, they would have given me a lower score like they should have done. Except, you know what? I worked damn hard for those grades, I earned them, and I should be allowed to feel glad about that.
Without feeling like I’m on a massive ego trip.
Okay, now this is getting too complicated, what with all these conditions. I think I’ll just go to bed.
Happy Hump Day!