Alas, the birthday weekend was pretty quiet as I started feeling awful on Saturday. Like, so fatigued I started to feel nauseated standing up. (So I had to cancel a haircut and go back to bed.)
Unsurprisingly, I’ve gotten pretty fractured sleep since we got Pandora two Fridays ago. I moved to the guest bedroom to avoid some of the noise, but my sleep was officially off. So I was still waking up after four to six hours of sleep, unable to settle back down.
After feeling so crummy on Saturday, I took some Zyquil and actually had a proper night’s sleep of about nine hours. Unfortunately, my body then decided it was time to, well, make up for lost time.
So even after that much rest, I was groggy and dizzy. I went back to bed about an hour later and slept for three hours. Last night I took Zyquil again and slept right up til my alarm (about nine hours of sleep), got done with all the emails in the queue, laid back down for a bit and Tim had to wake me up three hours later. Honestly, I still kind of want to lie back down.
I’m hoping that my body will right itself after another night because I don’t generally like sleeping in a different room from Tim. But it’s generally safest for all involved if I’m rested. Think of how unpleasant most people are when they don’t get enough sleep. Then add in chronic fatigue and depression. I’m not fun to be around.
It’d also be nice to have enough energy to exercise. FinCon is fast approaching!
That said, the fatigue of the last couple of weeks has meant that I’ve been reading up a storm. In the past 10 days I’ve read (and recommend) the following:
- The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution and the Birth of America
- The Silver Linings Playbook*
- What in God’s Name**
- Thomas Jefferson: Author of America
- Gone Girl
- Sputnik Sweetheart
- South of the Border, West of the Sun
Lest any of you get too impressed, these were all remarkably short. I thought novels were generally 300+ pages, but most of these were significantly less.
So… yeah. That’s about all I have to report. I’ll write back once my brain is working again.
*Very different from the movie after the first half or so, but I like both versions.
** Fun fluff. Look at the Amazon description, as I can’t do it justice in a footnote