Thursday, May 7, 2020

I Don’t Sleep Well to Begin With...

So either the added drama from every single angle this virus is pitching combined with the intensely mundane daily things that occupy my time really have messed with my slumber. You?

A few nights ago, Justin Bieber was mad at he. He hightailed it onto his bus and shut the door. I threw up my hood and walked off. No clue what went down between us because I don’t know much of him except “My momma don’t like you, and she likes everyone.” Who dis about?

Last night, I was invited to this fancy party at which a hundred acquaintances would be attending (read social anxiety for stupid small talk). I brought this little pooch I could carry around with me as a talking point. However, I didn’t talk to anyone but bobbed and weaved my way through the crowd until it was time to leave. It took a while. Don’t know whose dog it was. Mine is 70 lbs.

There are many more. These are the two most recent. And these vivid, over-the-top dreams happen in the hours right before sunrise. Additionally, Illinois has 24 more days of social distancing and mandatory mask wearing. YAY US!

P.S. Of the seven books I’ve read in the last 8 weeks, the best have been Trust Exercise, A Ladder to the Sky (most despicable antagonist in recent memory), My Dark Vanessa and Olive, Again (I missed her something terrible).

P.P.S. My comments are fucked up. Someone can leave me a comment but I can not reply on my own blog. Help!!!

What’s going on in your neck of the woods?

Update Response to Jamie:

Being in a more relaxed state (Indiana) versus Illinois, we were able to dine out for the first time on Tuesday. Something normal! So tired of being hyper-aware of others proximity to me at every turn. I really liked Vanessa but agree that i was happy to have it over as well. Wow, your dreams all take place at night! That’s interesting. Mine seem timeless, not day or night. But I’ll try to be aware of that tonight. Hang in there too.


Jamie Miles said...

Well, down in Georgia the weather is nice. We got on the beach on Sunday and it was the most normal, I've felt in a long time. No masks. We ate out on Mother's Day night and the first two places we stopped, they were out of seafood. Who can blame them for not buying a ton after the losses they just had. I read My Dark Vanessa for a local book store's virtual book club and they didn't add me to the zoom! I so wanted to hear what people thought of this book. I honestly was glad to be done with it, and that's because she did such a great job of writing it. Creepy and sad. And totally believable. I've taken over-the-counter sleep medicine most nights since all this. I'm not remembering any dreams. but my dreams are always nighttime (in the dream) is that normal? Hang in there. This can't last forever.

Gina said...

I finally figured out what to do about the commenting business (not being able to comment on my own blog). Hooray! At least for now.

Still not sleeping great, but it’s getting better. My problem may be that I’m a night owl and should go to bed much earlier.