Ah, a lovely night's sleep, only interrupted by having to get up at five to get Amie an Uber to the Amtrak station; after which I returned to bed for another few hours of sleep. During that second round of sleep last night (or rather, this morning) a major thunderstorm rolled into the city. The crepe myrtles are swaying outside my windows, it's completely gray out there, lightning and thunder, a downpour of rain. Right now, the rain has ceased, but there was just another flash of lightning and some more thunder, so who knows? It's supposed to rain until around two this afternoon, which will, of course, make getting to work a JOY.
Oh, well, I haven't driven the new car anywhere in the rain yet (outside of Alabama; I was rained on almost all the way from Wetumpka to Mobile on that trip). So, we'll see how it handles in the rain on the slick, uneven streets of New Orleans...
I feel rested and awake this morning, which is quite lovely. I don't have to work a long day tomorrow, either (my day today is shorter than usual), and am planning on making a Costco run tomorrow before going into the office (must remember to make list). These next two days and the weekend are going to be spent getting caught up on everything that has been let slide in the madness of the last few months--I've really felt like I've had no grasp of everything lately, and I need to get back on top of everything--which includes cleaning the Lost Apartment, organizing, filing, you name it. I am delighted that I've gotten everything to my accountant so I don't have the burden of the taxes hanging over my head again. But at least now we have some semblance of normality for awhile again (until my trip to Alabama and Mississippi in late April), and as far as I know there shouldn't be any other trips on the horizon at any time soon--although I do have to go back to Kentucky at some point, and Paul and I really want to go spend a long weekend at the beach at some point).
I didn't write yesterday because, of course, because my mind was bouncing all over the place and I was so physically tired and mentally sleepy. I hate those days, when I can't focus and know I just have to somehow just get through the damned day. Paul is very excited about this weekend, as there's a major tennis tournament, the LSU gymnastics team is competing at regionals, and the World Figure Skating championships are also this weekend--so I doubt very seriously if I am ever going to be able to get him off the couch, but that's also fine. He deserves some rest, frankly.
I'm hoping to get a first draft of "Quiet Desperation" finished today. Here's hoping.
Here's a Thursday hunk for you: