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stupid illness

So here it is, 6:26 in the morning, and I can't sleep. If I weren't sick, I would just have said heck with it and gotten up hours ago, done stuff until I got sleepy. But instead I've tried sleeping.

Spent about an hour with the lights off and Tatsuko sleeping on my thighs, a warm weight that should be like a sedative, right? Then I turned on the light, carefully extracted my legs from beneath her, went to the bathroom and tried to empty my sinuses with several tissues, came back to bed and talked to Tatsuko about our history together for about another hour (reminded her of when I met her as a fuzzy scared little thing, of how she used to sleep under the covers, of playing 'Mechs with her, of many things) while patting her: She purred the entire time, her mouth half-open to breathe, long fangs on display, claws gently clinging to my arm and leg. Then I read the new Wilson book, _Spin_, for a while longer (up to page 80 or so now, fascinating and moving book). Finally accepted that I am not able to sleep and dressed warmly. Thought I'd share this with y'all in case anyone else out there can't sleep.

I'm going to suffer tomorrow (I mean, later today), aren't I? But with no plans anyway, I'll just let myself get sleepy doing things and go to bed when I'm overwhelmed. I wish I could have fallen asleep and woken refreshed and full of vim and vigor. I'm having doubts about feeling that way now, though.

Right now, though? Starving. I haven't eaten since about 8pm, and haven't really slept since then. After that, I'll continue sorting Magic cards (I hope to finish one color soon - wow, a lot of cards to sort). I hope I'm sleepy before it's really daylight outside.

Best,
Chris

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bobhowe
Feb. 18th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Aw, Tatsuko. Sometimes illness lets you slow down and appreciate things a little more.
mckitterick
Feb. 18th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
So true! If I'd been healthy, I would have patted her and said a few nice words, then gone to sleep. Instead, I got to really enjoy being with her, remember many fond memories. And I got to see her so completely blissed-out that it felt as if I could look clear through her eyes into another dimension.
jeanineers
Feb. 18th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
**motherly voice on**

Although you can't actually sleep, it's important to rest. So please continue to lay about. And remember to drink lots of liquids to flush the yuck.


Get better soon!
mckitterick
Feb. 18th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
True, and after eating an unlikely breakfast (leftover noodles with meat and tomatoes, and a couple bowls of cereal - I must have been _hungry!_), I grew tired and slept until now. Yay!
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mckitterick
Feb. 18th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
So true, and I was also, oddly, just not tired.

Yeah, we sold all our Magic cards years ago because I could no longer find anyone with whom to play the game... well, anyone I _wanted_ to play with. Now I spent a couple hundred bucks on eBay buying people's unused collections, and I have a pretty nice collection. It's short of most of the rares, but I have a really wide selection of cards from which to create new decks, and I have enough extras to also give my local Magic-playing friends a few big stacks of cards, too, to help them build decks! I'd forgotten how fun all the aspects of the game can be, including sorting and filing cards into sleeves to identify gaps in the sets.
arian1
Feb. 18th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Aww man :/ Feel better dude.
mckitterick
Feb. 18th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thankee. I do, though I seem to be emitting enough liquids from my nose to put out the fires in the desert Southwest.
weaselmom
Feb. 18th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about the snuck! Remember that a nice hot mug of Theraflu is your friend. Give Tatsuko a pat from me too.
mckitterick
Feb. 18th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, I've been drinking all manner of good-for-me stuff and eating vities and so forth. Mountain Dew and orange juice is yummy! And gives a sicko energy.

Tatsuko has enjoyed a pat from you.
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mckitterick
Feb. 19th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
Well, I have sliced turkey and orange juice. Not sure how to make a hot toddy, but perhaps Emergen-C will suffice ;-)

Just woke up from an hour-long nap. I bet it won't be the last tonight.
kijjohnson
Feb. 19th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
Get better. Colds are no fun, especially when it's freezing out.
mckitterick
Feb. 19th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! I went outside briefly this morning to give Cory McGinnis (Mike's brother) Red Dwarf season 2 and get season 1 back from him, and WOW was it cold out there! I felt my lungs crystallizing. Oooh, sparkly lungs.
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