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Feels like midnight

We’re reaching that time of the year when the days are growing ever shorter and my energy level crashes to match. A couple of nights this week I stayed up late (or got poor sleep) but surprised myself by staying up ridiculously late last night. An after-work dinner with visiting GAMA dignitaries turned into an evening of drinks and gab-festing, which lasted well into the night. Long enough into the night that on the way home I was hungry enough to drive out of my way to the only late-night drive thru I know of for greasy, cheesy burger. I can’t remember the last time I did that but it’s been years for sure.

When I did finally get to bed I did not sleep well and awoke tired and groggy for my 8:30am conference call. It was not a good day to have to be getting ready to go to Las Vegas for the Alliance show, either. I had too little coffee or food because I was trying to get a handle on a lot of silly little things and had an abbreviated work day since I had to drive Kate to her dad’s. As of two days ago, I wasn’t sure that he was going to keep her for the whole time I’m scheduled to be in Las Vegas, which had been weighing on me a little as well. Normally Kate and I have a continual game of Punch Buggy going on drive but today I was so dazed I didn’t have the energy to count the few VWs I managed to spot.

Pramas and I need to leave for the airport tomorrow by 6:45am and I haven’t packed, haven’t planned, haven’t researched, haven’t prepped. It may turn out that I’ll get home late Tuesday and have to turn around for another unexpected trip by Friday (and will have to figure out what to do with Kate if that’s the case… which I won’t know until the last minute of course). It’s been a very long summer and more than anything I’m realizing that I’m tired. Very, very tired.

No rest for the weary, though. There are things that have to be in place before October’s Green Ronin Summit! I hate looking around at 8:30pm and feeling like it’s after midnight. Bleh. Hopefully no one will mind if I sleep through Vegas.

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