Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Off-Topic Tuesday: I'm SO Tired--Expect Rambling

Oh my goodness, I am simply exhausted. My husband directs the live news programs at a TV station and he's currently on the shift where he directs the morning show. This means that his alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m.

When his shift changes, it often takes me a few days to be able to sleep through the alarm, his shower and his getting out of the house, but this time, it's been three weeks and I still haven't adjusted.

I woke up at 3:30 this morning and honestly, that's just too darn early for me. I can't function very well with so little sleep. Unfortunately, the nap I hoped to have didn't work out all that well, so I am really looking forward to bedtime.

Fortunately, my husband has a good routine down that has him managing to get enough rest, but just barely. He's a night owl, so it's not easy. I'm just happy though that he has a sleep system for this shift that sees him getting enough sleep.

At least I was able to do some laundry in the wee hours, while the electricity charges are lower.I guess that's a plus.  I actually got quite a bit of work done today, considering. It does feel good to get a few chores done that I didn't expect to get done.

In good news, my son went on a job interview today and got the job. I couldn't be happier. It was his first interview since starting his job search and he is now employed already. Woo-hoo!!!

He's taking this year to save up money for university next year. He is also a AAA Junior baseball player, which is why he didn't pursue a full-time job in the summer. In any case, I hope that he enjoys this job. It sounds like it's right up his alley.

My daughter is an actress, and she has recently gotten a role in an independent film of Shakespeare's MacBeth. She cut her acting teeth by acting with a local Shakespearean company here in our city, so it should be like going home for her.

So it's all good with the kids.

In silly news, we had to purchase a new propane barbecue over the weekend, and the cat just loves the big box that it came in. She goes in the box, and the lids flop down, and you would never know that she's in there. We would have tossed the box out with the recycling on Sunday night, but we decided that we can live with the box in the house for a while, since the cat is having so much fun with it.

As for the dog, he's busy shedding, in preparation for his winter coat..

In what-movies-I've-seen-lately news, I finally managed to watch a mainstream movie. As I mentioned last week I've primarily been watching obscure and/or indie films and I've also been watching a lot of foreign films.

The latest movies I watched though was truly mainstream. It was Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. I've long been a fan of A.C. Doyle and have read every book and short story about Sherlock Holmes that he wrote. I didn't know what to expect from the movie. However, I was thoroughly entertained, and I can imagine seeing it again.

Lots of rain and thunderstorms today. The weather really has been all over the place lately. It simply can't make up its mind.

Okay, I guess that's enough rambling for one day.

'Til tomorrow, my friends. Much love to all.


  1. Hi Franny,
    I'm glad your kids and pets are doing well. My DH is an early riser too. Sometimes I wake up when he does, and sometimes I don't, lol.
    Take care!

  2. I don't think I could handle getting up at 3:30, no way. I'm glad your son got a job so soon. I really like that Sherlock Holmes movie, we even bought a copy of it. We could use some rain here, maybe wash the allergens out of the air.


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