Again that temperature is deceptive and it was in the 40s all day but warming up towards tomorrow.
I went to bed right at midnight, and woke up at 12:45, sleeping for over 12 hours again. When I woke up I read the internets, and then read the paperbacks that I generally read on Thursdays. Kevin called and told me he was on his way home, and we talked for about half an hour. Then I left to go to Panera.
Paul got to Panera before I did, and was sitting at the back up table where we sit if there is someone at the good table. There was no one at the good table, so we moved, and I got food. I got some soup and mac and cheese. I know I was at a write in but I had nothing I felt like writing, so I did the reading on the kindle that I do on Thursdays, and then started chatting with Sarah and Slug. Tia said she is out for the foreseeable future - basically until she gets a job paying more than minimum wage, which she hasn't been able to find since the bank she worked at closed that branch 2 years ago. The savings are gone and she's officially grounded until she finds a better job. Ugh. Cat showed up later and spent most of the night texting with her husband.
I left around 7 because I was starting to have an anxiety attack. I came home and took a shower and calmed down. Then I finished my reading, and stretching and PT, and started watching a youtube video series on how we went from gold to paper money in about 45 minutes. It was quite interesting, although I knew the overarching story from a class I took at UCR.
The Saturday morning rain chances are down to 25% so most likely we'll be able to have our first tournament outside. Otherwise, the rain seems to have cleared up for the rest of the week, and most likely all outdoor activities will happen. It's running about 10 degrees warmer than average, however, and I hope this does not make a trend for the year. We could have pollen in February if this continues.
I have a hotel to stay in tomorrow night in Carrollton. The event starts at 7pm, so I think I'm going to try to get to the hotel around 5pm, and then eat dinner before heading over there. Then the event restarts at 8am Saturday, and I plan to get there around 8:15, I think, as that should avoid a long line for both troll and inspection, or at least give me 45 minutes to do both before the first tournament starts at 9. It may be cold outside for that first tournament, though. I don't have to leave my house until 4 since this is a short trip.
I heard back from my friend who had read Early Riser before me, and although she liked the book she said if I was uncomfortable with the first two chapters, I probably shouldn't continue reading it, so I put it down, and picked up Maid even though that's a memoir, it's still one of this year's books I want to be able to think about at the end of the year when goodreads does their book awards.
I listened to The Orville while Kevin watched it. I have to say, this was predictable. I'm annoyed how predictable it was, but Kevin thinks they're telling an old story quite well. I guess, if you want to look at it that way, you can. Anyway, Isaac will be back, probably with a redemption arc in which he saves the doctor's children. Maybe I should watch the rest of the show?
I misplaced a bottle of melatonin that was delivered on Sunday. I put it on the table, and then Katrina put it in a box and I didn't look through Kevin's stuff to try to find it. Fortunately, amazon had a photograph of it on my doorstep, so I went to search for it, and did eventually go through Kevin's stuff and find it along with two bottles of prescription pills that were left the same day.
Kevin has quit all of his vampire: the masquerade groups on facebook because he thinks all the people in them are idiots. But now he has no one to talk about it with except for Brandon who is often busy. So apparently he's going to talk to me about it, repeating himself over and over again. And I am annoyed. He's trying not to use the word "vampire" just saying "a certain kind of monster" - it's not much help. It still puts the idea in my head. It's not like there's other monsters I like better, either.
I reached my writing goal for the month after posting last night. So now I have the last 1/3rd of the month with no goal. I'm debating making a goal, but I dunno. I'm averaging over 1k words per day for the year so far, where my goal requires 822 words per day. I guess I'll set a goal of 1k per day.
Jack is looking at me very intently as I eat a bag of wild berry skittles. I dropped one on the floor earlier, and I guess he liked it. lol, poor Jack, no thumbs, and too short to stand up on a chair and reach the ledge by the ceiling where all the junk food is kept. (Yes this is to keep Jack out of it, but it also has the advantage of keeping me out of it).