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Was just thinking yesterday that it's nice that my longtime sleep problems (inability to fall asleep, waking up after too little sleep, etc) haven't been much in evidence lately. I've even had occasional nights of about 8 hours' sleep—though I think that's usually interrupted sleep, and I haven't felt fully rested in a long time.

Then late last night, just as I was heading for bed (about an hour after starting to feel really tired), I discovered that I had somehow lost track of what week it was, and had failed to do some extremely time-sensitive magazine stuff. . . . I wrote up what happened as part of a draft of this entry, but decided not to post it here yet; too tired to be able to tell whether I really want to post about it. Suffice it to say the situation was entirely my fault, and needed to be fixed immediately.

Is there a word or phrase for a situation where the ground situation is really bad but everything else goes about as well as it possibly could? Where one really bad thing happens, and then for the rest of the scenario the person is as lucky as they could plausibly have been? I've certainly said "I got really lucky, under the circumstances" or similar phrases at various times, but it seems like there ought to be a term for this kind of thing.

Anyway. Got everything done, after an hour and a half or so, but I was still tense and stressed about it. Went to bed, didn't have any trouble falling asleep, but kept waking up. No idea how much sleep I ended up getting, but clearly not nearly enough.

Started preparing to go in to work for a meeting, kind of stumbled on my way to the bathroom, realized that I was not safe to drive. Called in, postponed the meeting 'til later in week.

Tried sending a work-related email. Mistyped a three-letter word. Went back to fix it, mistyped it again.

So I'm taking the day off work. Too tired/sleepy, too stressed.

On today's agenda: sleep. Try to relax.

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Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat until enlightenment is achieved. :)

Seriously, having had a tension headache since yesterday, I know what you mean re: stress. Hope you can relax!


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