Monday, July 18, 2011

Who Needs Sleep?

Reader, I was trying to come up with ways to make this a fun blog post but

Okay, that's not a very good sales pitch, is it? Let's try this again:

I couldn't sleep last night because I was SO EXCITED about this amazing, superfun blog post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The not sleeping part is true anyway.

Sleeping has become somewhat of a challenge lately. This always happens when I'm stressed and right now the move from Vermont to Maine is weighing on me. I try and try to tell myself that there are so many worse things than moving and that I should be thankful and not waste time worrying. Usually that just adds a healthy dose of guilt into the mix. Not helpful, Jennifer.

A friend of mine even sent me a guided audio series that helps her sleep. Have I listened to them yet? No. That sounds suspiciously productive. Why would I do that when I can stay up really late doing crossword puzzles to my heart's content?

Yes, the Crossword Puzzle Compulsion has returned. It's a very convenient obsession as even when I'm in total denial I can at least think to myself, "Huh. You're doing crossword puzzles constantly, which hasn't happened since that last time you were super stressed out. That MIGHT mean something."

For the next week I'm focusing strictly on wrapping up some freelance stuff and packing. It's a little early to go full on pack-happy, but I think I can finally get started.

That's the latest from me. Also, fun fact: I'm using a crossword puzzle book I bought last year while I was in Scotland (See? I bought it for our trip and have had NO interest in it whatsoever until about a week ago). So, I'm learning lots of new words. Did you know that a "savoury meat-jelly" is called "aspic"? Yeah, I had to look that one up in the back.

Also, did you know "savoury" has a "u" in it?

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