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I had a completely uneventful birthday - I slept 11 hours, and missed my acting class because when I got up at 6:15pm, I felt so wiped out. I looked in the mirror and knew it would take more than the 30 minutes that I had available before needing to leave for acting class to get that face looking even REMOTELY awake and alert, so I went back to bed. Slept for another three hours, until the phone rang and woke me. I did stay awake that time, even though all I did was turn on the TV to watch the final episode of "Friends". Didn't MOVE from the bed until somewhere in the middle of "ER". Both were really good shows tonight - if you didn't watch them, find someone who taped 'em!
Got ready for work and put laundry away - finally felt up to lifting the laundry basket that has been on my La-Z Boy since Saturday. Didn't get to it Saturday, and wasn't feeling like lifting much of anything once I hurt myself. Neck still hurts today, but is still feeling better - mostly just a little bruising now and very tense muscles in my neck and shoulders. Neck bones are still tender and don't feel like moving much yet. I probably need another chiropractic adjustment - will have to get there early next week. So I put away the laundry, got my stuff together for work, and headed out the door with enough time to stop at SBUX on the way in to the office. On my door I found a birthday card from Mike, which was very sweet, and was the only card I got to open ON my birthday.
Still eating leftover lamb and sweet potato and onion stuff - tonight is the last of it. Also had some rye crackers with almond butter for a snack a little while ago. My SBUX chai was pretty much my breakfast today. I don't make a habit of that since I sometimes get jittery if I don't eat some serious protein either before or after it!
BTW, my friend from WAY back, when I was working at the American Embassy in France is now reading my blog - she emailed me yesterday to wish me a happy birthday, and I told her she can always find out how I'm doing here..... Salut, petit chat! Je t'embrasse!
This weekend will be busy - most of them are, so I don't know why I always say that. Friday is SBUX with my dear friend SF and her boyfriend, who I knew before they connected. No more chai for me, though! I'll stick with something sugar and caffeine free since I've got to nap later. After my nap, I'll meet with my life coach to discuss the goals for this week and what else I need to do this month/year. Then I go out with Mike to celebrate my birthday. Dinner at my favorite French restaurant, and then a show, but I have no idea what! All I know is that it isn't "Mamma Mia" because Anne and Mike coordinated the shows! It's convenient having friends who live in the same building! Sometimes TOO convenient!
Saturday morning through afternoon is ActorFest, so I'll spend a couple hours there talking to people about classes and actor services that are available in this town. It is remarkable what industries are out there that I never knew existed until I became an actor. I supposed that could be said for any number of professions, but it seems remarkable what gets marketed to actors.... I'm sure I'll come up with some examples by the end of Saturday..... Saturday night, I have a movie date with a new guy. I like him all right so far, but the jury is still out.... I'll have more to say later, I'm sure!
Sunday I'll work during the day, go home, nap, and come back to work at midnight. We have the option of making up hours that we miss for being ill or whatever, as long as they are made up during the same week. Since I'm planning a vacation in July to NYC, I don't want to use my vacation/sick leave until then if I can help it, so I'm making up the time on Sunday. Not very exciting, but it pays the bills!
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