I am hoping to get to sleep earlier, tonight, and remain asleep. I’ve stayed indoors, aside from going out with the dog half a dozen times, once with the camera, because she wanted her picture taken with her pet (toy) Flea.
I have stepped out from under the stress by deciding to not undertake additional commitments, today. I handled a submission from one SFPA member for the Halloween Poetry reading (poem and a neat photo-art piece), and I answered some questions about the publicity copy for the page. I have had Corn Chex for breakfast and Amy’s GF Mexican Casserole for lunch. Comfort food, both.
Another thing I’ve done, which you probably wouldn’t have thought of, is to return to rereading old favorites, some first published decades ago. That is in spite of having, still unread, two recent releases from Mercedes Lackey (Closer to the Heart and From a High Tower ), Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman, Against a Brightening Sky by Jaime Lee Moyer, and some not quite so new that I have not quite finished. [That’s what happens sometimes.] Before I started this “remedial reading” streak, I finished and very much enjoyed Portal in Time by Claire Fullerton. Parallel romances separated by generations and linked by place. I always enjoy the “psychic” elements, there being some pretentions to that in my own family, involving my mother and her mother. That was uncanny. The two casts and times, alternate chapters, worked well. I have another book by her that I have put aside for the time being; since I enjoyed the first that I read so much, I’m sure I’ll be back to it soon.
Tonight, I must gather what is left of my chives, rinse, chop and freeze them, and finish folding the laundry I washed and dried during the night. And, I hate to admit it, but after washing the flatware, I walked away from most of the remaining unwashed dishes and made use of the paper plates and bowls that we bought on our last grocery shopping trip.
Going to go back to reading The Shadow Matrix (MZB’s Darkover universe) by Adrienne Martine-Barnes. I am reading my way through this particular timeline, starting with Exile’s Song. Comfort food, rather like chocolate, oatmeal cookies, or spaghetti and meatballs.
SpO2 = 93%
P = 76 BPM