I have had amazing headaches almost every morning. This morning was worse than normal. I could hardly see when I woke up and am still having problems, although the tylenol and coffee seem to help (yes, I have a vague memory about some sort of warning about the combination being toxic but it's too late now). I had to wake up my daughter at 5:15 this morning, which is brutal. I'm happy she stayed awake and made her way to school on her own. I only half-sleep while she's getting ready for school and say goodbye before she leaves. Not today.
My baby stayed up too late last night and is up already. This day is going to be challenging with an overtired small person and a headache. It's going to be one of those days where I need to take it hour by hour and not expect much.
I want to write and haven't been able to all week since my little guy is on his break from school. Maybe it will just renew my appreciation for his little school and the hours I have most weeks. I have one new story in particular that I want to work on. I think it will be my next novel, my main project that I will work on this writing class term. I only have six weeks left until the end of the term and am pretty sure I can finish it in that timeframe - a first draft at least. I also need to rewrite the last chapter of my last novel. I love the ending but am not happy with how I wrote it. I can't wait to share it with my writing group.
I can hear from the background noise of my house above the incessant hum of technology that my husband is getting ready to leave for work. I am upstairs but can hear him pouring cereal for my baby - literally I heard the clink of the cheerios as they hit the bowl. I have an insane gift/curse of super-sonic hearing. Even when my kids whisper, I can hear the words. I married a man who is naturally loud in everything he does. No wonder I have a chronic headache, huh?
The last thing I want to say is that I've been thinking about a theme for the A to Z challenge. I have been studying for the GRE forever and need to take it this summer if I hope to apply for graduate school for 2012, which I do - sort of - most of me except that part of me that fears a low GRE score. So I am thinking I may choose a word - a big word - or a word that I would never use in normal conversation because I wouldn't think anyone would know what the heck I'm talking about - and use that word in a post. I'm not sure how easy that would be to pull off without making it an A to Z dictionary. I'm thinking maybe a poem with the word or something. I dunno. Boring maybe, but at least I will add 26 words to my own vocabulary - selfish maybe. But this is kind of a selfish thing, writing what I want to write and electronically imposing it on others. Whatever ... it's what we do, right?