I am an unreliable narrator. Maybe. I can spin things however I want and how would you know? Few of you see me regularly. And I can tell a good story. I can tell a story so it feels true. Even to me.
Because I majored in lying.
My graduate degree is in creative writing. And while I did a joint thesis in poetry and fiction, I never did manage to take any classes in creative nonfiction. So I can lie to you in prose or in verse.
I spent today in a frenzy of cleaning. So my room not only has visible floor, but everything is on shelves, put away, dusted, swept and polished. I even cleaned the dust from the air purifier.
This also means that the rest of the house is in varying shades of "holy crap!" I will deal with that tomorrow. Perhaps a little less frenzied. Maybe allowing other people to pitch in.
Slept quite ill last night. Allergies and waking children and whatnot. So I read. Which was fine, but not so restful as actual sleep. I am pensive. And exhausted.
Actually now that I am sitting down it feels like a good exhausted. I cleaned aerobically for hours on end today and I got an entire room done. Which I realize is not the prescribed way to do things, but having a clean space to retreat to will make tackling other things in small batches much easier.
Grateful Crap: Sunday night we are getting rid of all the Halloween Candy. Some colorful bits may live on as decorations on gingerbread houses. Lifesized. To lure in the neighborhood children. For impromptu jamming sessions and possible auditions for my straight-edge punk group, the Perpetrators of Yelliness.
Chocolate is probably not the world's most perfect food. It is just my favorite controlled substance. And perhaps I am riding a bit of a sugar high, here. Who knows. Maybe I am actually on vacation in Tahiti. And I am a sixty year old man with cataracts.
took meds 150mg sertraline, 450mg bupropion (still using pill minder) in the morning
dust mitigation activities to lessen allergy symptoms (although the mitigation process mightily sucked)
Quaker, teacher, parent,