Things still ultra-busy at work. Too many submissions still arriving at home. Sleep still elusive, or rather fragmentary--still waking up two or three times a night, and though I'm mostly falling back asleep quickly, it's taking a toll on my energy levels and coherence.

(I can't imagine what it's like to have a baby and have to do this interrupted-sleep thing for weeks at a time. I continue to be impressed with those of you who've managed it in the past and/or are managing it now.)

Went in to work this morning, but by lunchtime my stomach was unhappy (and I was exhausted). I was vaguely considering just giving up on the day and going home, and then I stopped by our intranet home page for some reason and saw a list of titles of today's postings on the official (public) Google blog, one of which said: Feeling sick? Go home!

I took that as a Sign.

Sadly, I have too much work to do right now to take a real sick day, at least in the absence of serious illness, so I decided to work at home. But at least that affords the opportunity for naps if necessary, and means that if I am sick at least I won't infect my colleagues.

Once home, I had some lunch, expecting that it would not sit well with the unhappy stomach. But in fact I started feeling a lot better, though still exhausted. Got some work done and took a brief nap in the afternoon.

Editorial meeting this evening; then some more coding to try and make it easier for me to enter new submissions into the database; then some more work work, 'cause I had hoped to get a draft out today; then some overdue magazine editing.

The last of which ended up taking less time than I had expected, so I'm actually done for the night. So I'm going to go to bed, early for me, and hoping to get a significant amount of uninterrupted sleep.

And hoping y'all do too, to the extent feasible in your various circumstances. G'night!

2 Responses to “Exhaustion”

  1. Wayman

    So I’m going to go to bed, early for me, and hoping to get a significant amount of uninterrupted sleep.

    Fin and I are eagerly awaiting that significant amount and hoping it comes tonight. Last night we hosted an impromptu midnight party: the guest list was five firemen, one police officer, and two emergency techs from the gas company. Turned out to be much ado about nothing to everyone’s relief, but it didn’t do us any favors, sleepwise.

    Hope your weekend goes smoothly and stove-gas-leak-free!

  2. Nao

    (for some reason the LJ login isn’t working for me–probably related to LJ’s most recent round of improvements (some of which actually are, for a change.))

    I still don’t know how I made it through the chronic lack of sleep associated with Theo’s infancy–if I had been doing work aside from childcare and laundry, I don’t know how I would have coped.


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