this is my time.
right now, when the house is quiet.
when everyone else is asleep.
and i've been up since 3 am because my body's circadian rhythm has been thrown off.
night shift will do that to you.
i lay in bed for 2 hours trying to clear my mind and i'd think of the most random things:
-we need to replace the batteries of all our smoke detectors.
-i think there's like 3 of them. or 4?
-what kind of batteries do they take? 9 volt? i don't know...
-when i got up earlier to use the bathroom, i noticed my hair on the left side sticking up a little from the way i was laying on it - don't lay on that side anymore - and if i do, make sure to flatten it out first.
-hailee needs more toothpaste - add that to the grocery list for tomorrow.
-we're out of orzo and good parmesan - add that too
-i'll probably need more chicken broth if i'm going to make orzo
-i really want to grill steak again.
-but roger's on call tonight and i'll be working sun/mon/tues nights so i wouldn't even be able to grill them until wednesday - i'm not buying them that far in advance.
-pile of laundry
-clothes still in dryer from last time - dewrinkle them.
-pile of dishes
-clean out fridge - TRASH BAGS!! add that to the list...
-wondering when my new photog book Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera is going to get here [thanks so much for the suggestion Devon, i can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!]
-is the humidifier in hailee's room even working right now? i can't smell the vicks any more.
-right side - left side - back - cannot get comfortable!!!!
-SLEEP!! CLEAR YOUR MIND...
-if i fall back to sleep now, i could get another 2 hours of sleep before hailee wakes up.
-um, i think i slept 6 hours during the day after my shift, was awake for 6 hours, then slept 4 more hours so that's like 10 hours...
-maybe my body doesn't need any more sleep.
-those new $100 bills look so fake. i hope i don't have to use it somewhere and they won't take it being all... that doesn't look real ma'am - maybe i should just deposit it at the bank today when we go to get bank stuff done on the new house.
-what time does it start getting brighter outside?
-i need new lip gloss
-and maybe some new nail polish
-get the voice recorder i used in school back to austin
-flash drive with pics on it back to mom & dad
-what am i gonna make for dinner tonight?
-ok, that's it, i'm awake. i can't lie here anymore.
what's on your mind??
it's going to be a long day.
this day will be brought to you by the letter: COFFEE & the number: BUSY 4 YEAR OLD GIRL.