Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Out of Sorts

I'm having an out of sorts kind of day.

This morning when my alarm went off, I was surprised. I usually wake up a couple of times before the alarm clock. I glance at the clock, see that I have an hour or so before I have to wake up and I go back to sleep. But this morning I didn't. My alarm surprised me, and not in a good surprise kind of way.

It might have been because I stayed up until almost 11 watching my Tivoed Biggest Loser. My 4:44 a.m. alarm comes really quick following an 11 p.m. bedtime. Eesh.

Anyway... once I was finally moving, I kept having that paranoid feeling that something wasn't right. It started with me wondering if I forgot something as I was pulling out of my driveway on the way to kickboxing class. Do I have my shoes? My boxing gloves? Am I wearing my sports bra? (Because - oh my gosh, OUCH - if I'd forget that!)

I hadn't forgotten anything, but something felt off. Things weren't the way they were supposed to be. I even turned around to make sure a stalker wasn't hiding out in the back seat of my car waiting to murder me.

I couldn't figure out what was off. But then, I got it. You guys, this is going to make me sound like a loon, but it was the moon. The MOON! It was full and shining brightly just in my peripheral vision while I was driving. Very distracting, but in a sneaky kind of way.

It totally threw me off and for some reason made me feel weird and wrong. I felt better after class because my instructor beat all of the cobwebs out of my brain and the sun was up by then.

I am a geek. This we know. Further evidence:

Today I purposely parked on the top floor of our parking garage so that over my lunch hour, I could go out to my sun-warmed car and sit like a snoozing cat in the warmth while I finished a good book.

Ahhhhh.... It was so great. I finished the book Lottery by Patricia Wood, which is funny because I bought this book a long time ago, and I am on Patricia's email list. I'm even her facebook friend! (Which makes me amazingly jealous because she posts status updates about being on her boat in Hawaii all the time.) Anyway, the funny thing is that I thought I had read the book when I first purchased it. But I found it among my stacks of books on Monday and after inspection, realized that I'd never read it.


Of course I started reading it right away. And then I finished it while I was sitting in my sunny car over lunch today. It has a sad/sweet ending and I was blubbering like a goober. Then I had to go back to work.

So I looked like a damn goofball walking back into the office. But this isn't an unusual occurence.


Lynnette Labelle said...

I hate that feeling when the alarm wakes me up from a deep sleep. I jump out of bed and have to find the source of that awful noise! It usually takes me quite a while to recover from such an alarming awakening. hehehe

Lynnette Labelle

Travis Erwin said...

You get up at what time to go let somebody kick you around? Crazy. Crazier even than waiting to read a good book.

Kris Loves Chocolate said...

I am impressed that you get up so early to get a good work out in, I imagine it is an energizing way to start the day. I love going to the gym but tend to sleep in too late, however, I close our store and don't get home from work till 10 pm.
I grew up in the Midwest (Dubuque, Iowa) and your post took me back to my childhood when I used to lay on my back in the grass and gaze up at the stars and moon, the sky was so clear and deep. I moved and have lived in big cities since then and I think the city lights (and probably pollution) mar seeing a clear night sky.
Nice post and thanks for visiting and your comments on my blog.

Maddy said...

I bought lottery a long time ago too.......maybe I should be reading that instead of blogging? This is why I never finish what I start.

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