I'm awake, I'm awake

I keep doing this annoying thing where Corin takes so long to fall asleep when I'm putting him to bed that I just...close my eyes...just for a second, just to calm him, you know...zzzzzzz...

And then I wake up at 2:33 a.m. in the middle of a weird dream, disoriented, and stagger out to the living room to see Steve looking amused, and I haven't done anything I'd intended and am in that weird state of groggy and too well-napped to fall back asleep.

Also, I'm really thirsty, so I'm going to stay up a little longer to drink some more. (Not that kind of drinking. That would just be sad, all alone out on the glider here as I am.)

So I will bring you a bulleted list of random stories from the day, for your amusement, until I'm sleepy enough to toddle back off to bed.

  • We sold our baker's rack on craigslist today, and our portable dishwasher a few weeks back. There went half our counter space. I'm especially disoriented by the missing baker's rack, though, because it used to stand next to our fridge and would be where I'd rest stuff I'd taken out of the fridge until I was ready to retrieve them and move elsewhere. I keep pulling things out of the fridge, reaching out into the empty space and then pulling back and thinking, Hey, who took my baker's rack?
  • Our closing date is this Friday. I am too depressed to speculate whether our loan will be approved by our closing date.
  • Steve had this great idea to go to movies separately. It's like a date, but with no making out, and you don't have to pay for a sitter. Ok, it's not like a date. But you get to go to a movie, with no kid around! I got to take the first turn, to go see Funny People with a special coupon we had, and Steve will see it tomorrow (well, today now). He says we should both write a review and then later compare. For now, I will write my first take on the movie in code so that Steve can't see it. You can mouse over it to view:
  • I liked it.
  • More to follow. Anyway, back to my story. I thought, while at the theater, everyone must be looking at me and thinking, How sad that she's at the movies alone. And meanwhile, I was thinking, How awesome that I'm at the movies alone. It's all perspective, baby. I didn't even have to share my smuggled Nerds.
  • I think Smuggled Nerds would be a great name for a band.
  • When I got home, Steve & I discussed whether going to a movie together or separately was cheaper. Steve voted for together, because we save on gas, and when I wrote up there "pay for a sitter," I was joking, because we always "hire" Sharon and don't pay her at all. I countered that when we go together, though, that we're a bad influence on each other in terms of buying $8 of popcorn. I had to repeat my point, because Steve didn't hear me at first, and I used hand gestures between the two of us to illustrate the idea of "us together." Corin was sitting on Steve's lap on the couch. Corin immediately started pointing dramatically at me and wagging his finger around and babbling in a high-pitched voice, "Blah blah blah blah popcorn," or whatever passes for "blah blah blah" in his baby-talk syllables. Funniest imitation of me EVER.
Peace out. I'm off to brush my teeth.


Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips

Your randomness always entertains me. I especially love the fact that you felt no need to explain why you would stumble into the living room at 2 am to find Steve going about business as usual. I mean, you don't need to explain that to me, but the rest of the world might think it odd :o).

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