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I slept all of THREE hours Thursday, and I am ready to crash, even though I must function long enough to get myself home after work. So another eight hours from now, I'll be out cold. I was supposed to have a singing lesson in the middle of the afternoon, and I cancelled it today because I need to take care of myself and stay well. I'll reschedule for one day next week, but sleep is more important right now!
Had a meeting today about Financial Planning for Actors, which was good. I used to be a financial advisor, so I was interested in hearing how this guy felt financial planning differed for actors vs. 'regular' people. Essentially it doesn't, but he did have a number of good things to say about various financial options. He and I differed in our opinions regarding several investment options and life insurance, etc., but I didn't voice my opinions since he was the person leading the discussion - would not have been appropriate! But from one professional to another, afterwards he did ask me what I thought of everything he said, and I told him that it was all solid professional advice, and that we had different styles as far as being advisors - he is more conservative in some areas than I am, and I'm more conservative in other areas than he is. It's all good! And I think the group got a lot out of it. Mike went with me to the meeting, and I think he learned a lot, too, and he got to see me in something other than 'exhausted-actor-working-in-call-center-mode', which has been my usual modus operandi lately.
I tried to sleep more after my meeting, but it eluded me, and finally I got up and started doing a couple of things around the apartment while I waited for my dear friend SF to call me with her ETA at Starbucks. We finally did connect, and enjoyed the brief time we were able to spend together.
We grabbed a quick dinner at a diner-type restaurant, and I had chicken and rice soup and was bad and got french fries. Now, I KNOW I'm tired when I order french fries after having been so good and working so hard lately. And ya know what? THEY WERE GOOOOOOOD!!!! I didn't finish the fries OR the soup, though, because 1) the restaurant was closing, and 2) I'm so flippin' tired that I was starting to get a little nauseous. So we bailed out of there and said our goodnights. I headed home and curled up on my La-Z Boy with a blanket over me and had just fallen asleep when the phone rang. It was Brad, calling to nail down our plans for Saturday. We talked for an hour and a half, and then it was time for me to head to work!
So here I am, with 7 hours and 53 minutes remaining until I can curl up in my bed and sleep.
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