Archives for: March 2004, 03
Thanks for the comments, folks! Keep 'em coming! It's nice to know I'm helping people keep on track, and keep in mind that you all help ME keep on track, too! Just knowing that I have a blog to do keeps me honest, and often stops me from eating something I shouldn't. So thanks!
I got home from work at 9am yesterday and was wiped out. I was getting ready for bed when I realized I should check my calendar and make SURE that I didn't have anything to do during the day. Oops. Meeting at noon. @$#$%@#!!!!!! So I made some lamb chop and scrambled eggs for breakfast (my version of steak and eggs - and it was GOOOOOOOD!) and set my alarm for 11:30am. Set THREE alarms to make sure I would wake up.
The alarms went off, I dragged myself out of bed, and went to my meeting. This was another actor-related function about how to get into commercials, and I learned a LOT! And now I have tons of work to do over the next couple of weeks as far as getting auditions for commercials, meeting people in the commercial industry, etc. I'm hoping I can put together a mailing while I'm here at work one night to minimize the sleep impact, but all the other stuff will have to happen during the day as I can fit it in.
I was back home, ate a half a lamb chop, and was back in bed by 2:30 or so, and set my alarm for 11:15 pm figuring that I'd wake up earlier and be able to get to the gym. Didn't happen. I slept until 11:15 and I think I could have slept another several hours, but I had to get up for work. I've been good about unplugging my phone and turning down the volume on my answering machine the last couple of days, and today I had several messages, but my sleep had been blissfully uninterrupted because I'd remembered to turn stuff off/down. I'll be doing that regularly!
Mike had called and left me a message about watching the videotaped Oscars tomorrow night, but I can't because I'm going to see Baz Luhrmann's "La Bohème". I'm SOOOO excited about it! We had talked about Friday evening anyway, so hopefully that will still work out for him. Anne had left me a message, too, and I still owe a phone call to another friend who left me a message Sunday. This working nights thing is messing up my social life!
I was in a rush to get to work, so I threw together a smoothie (protein powder, pineapple juice, fiber blend, Vitamin C and grapefruit seed extract - I'm trying to fight off this sore throat/sniffles I've got) and drank it once I got here. I've got my leftover lamb stew for lunch and a lamb chop and a half for snacks. Forgot to bring a salad, and I'm craving one....
Today will be a LONG day - I'll get home around 9am, sleep for a couple hours, and go babysit again. I really hope this child sleeps today, because *I'll* need to sleep! With going to the show tonight, I won't get more than a few hours of sleep today. Thursday is another acting information meeting (Financial Planning for Actors!) at 2pm, so I'll have to split my sleep again, AND I'm supposed to meet up with a dear, dear friend for coffee Thursday evening, and I don't want to miss that! She's a gem, and visits with her are far too rare.
I'm reading a GREAT book, by the way, called "Excuse Me, Your LIFE Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings". I'd had it for some time and it was languishing on my voluminous reading pile until I saw a colleague at work who had it on her desk. I asked her about it and she recommended it highly and was only in the first chapter. So I went home and dug it out of the stacks. It is incredible! I've been working so hard at changing so much in my life, and already this book is having an impact. I was surprised at my PHYSICAL reaction to it - when I pick up the book and read for a few minutes, I often start giggling! Some of the information in it just makes so much sense AND brings me joy to read, and I end up giggling. I highly recommend it! The author is Lynn Grabhorn, and she's also got an "Excuse Me..." workbook that I'm doing next. It seems to be a lot more detailed than the book, so I'm doing it in succession instead of concurrently so I can build upon what the book is teaching me.