September 30th, 2006

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Blah Is Me

I had big plans to go out today and get some shopping done but I am feeling exhausted by the prospect of even getting dressed and walking out the front door. I do know that it's normal to be overwhelmed when facing ongoing stress but I just want to feel like my normal and enthusiastic self about things that should be fun. One of my stops today was to buy some crafty stuff and make a homemade t-shirt for the next Saints home game but I don't feel like doing even that.

Some of my blahness is caused by our no-show contractor this week leaving us with a working tub and toilet in the bathroom but the sink is leaking, no mirror and the closet is not usable. I hate being a refugee within the confines of my own house.

I haven't really had a quiet day at home by myself in a while so I'm just going with my blah mood and planning to finish my current book, The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst, and starting my next one, The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime by Jasper Fforde. Then I will have a relaxing bubble bath to celebrate that at least the tub is working.

I will be going out to vote, though. Too many important state constitutional amendments on the ballot to ignore my civic duty no matter how much of a funk I'm in.
hobbes

2 Wordy

2 word answers only!

1. Explain what ended your last relationship. another woman
2. When was the last time you shaved? early monday
3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.? zombie walk
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago? reading lj
5. Are you any good at math? basic math
6. Your prom night? big letdown
7. Do you have any famous ancestors? Jean Lafitte
8. Have you had to take a loan out for school? paid off
9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile? bleh myspace
10. Last thing received in the mail? always pads
11. How many different beverages have you had today? diet cokes
12. Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machine? when necessary
13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to? multi-group Superdome
14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach? curse words
15. What's the most painful dental procedure you've had? overdue cleaning
16. What is out your back door? plants aplenty
17. Any plans for Friday night? not yet
18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair? no way
19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns? at work
20. Have you ever been to a planetarium? long ago
21. Do you re-use towels after you shower? some days
22. Some things you are excited about? Saints games
23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO? sparkling champagne
24. Describe your keychain(s)? red clip
25. Where do you keep your change? green zip-up
26. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people? family reunion
27. What kind of winter coat do you own? trench coat
28. What was the weather like on your graduation day? warm breezy
29. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed? always open

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Life On Another Planet

This post, from a blog I just found today, explains what life is like for anyone affected by Hurricane Katrina. Planet Katrina

"There are the psychological layers too and how we were affected psychologically can be very disparate. Some lost almost everything and still manage emotionally. Others lost a little and are devastated emotionally. Still others who think they’ve moved on really haven’t. The effect is still there, behind the scenes in the sub-conscious. It manifests itself in the 'zoning out' you catch yourself in during the day. In the inability to tolerate things that never bothered you before, the low threshold for stimulation of sight, sound, even smell. In the fitful, sleepless nights or the penchant for sleeping too much. It shows in weekends spent in pajamas – not bathing – not eating – just vegging."