|diagram of the causes of my insomnia.
2. Insomnia has a deleterious effect on one's get up and go.
To wit: I woke up at 7:30. Then I woke up at 8:30. Then I began consulting my will to live. I considered the fact that my eyes still felt tired. Also my arms.
Then I woke up again at 9:45. I felt hungry. But if I am going to work out, I thought, I should work out before I eat. But I felt hungry! But the workout! This went on for quite some time, and all from a prone position.
In the end, after taking the pulse of my will to live every five minutes or so, I got up and worked out, and then I made pancakes. And thus my will to live was revived.
|diagram of my will to live, vis a vis
not enough sleep (xref: deleterious effects).
3. Snow day without an oven is possibly a little bit pointless. I mean, why bother.
4. EXCEPT: you can snug up and do your laundry and fake-grade and eat toast and make tea. And wear a wooly sweater. And tidy up. And turn on every Christmas light in the house. So, not entirely pointless.
5. Speaking of grading: I totally meant to grade all day today. But grading made my tired eyes feel extra-tired. Also, grading threatened to set back my revived will to live. So I made a couple of passes at it. I feinted and dodged it. I looked at it from a great distance. I made a charcoal sketch of it. I came up with metaphors for it. And made some more toast and drank some more tea, and changed the sheets on my bed.
|diagram of how I evaded actual grading.
6. Tonight, on Bruiser's walk, the snow came down thick and soft. The prints his paws made on the snowy walk were lovely.
7. I will grade tomorrow, by Grabthar's hammer. By Grabthar's hammer, tomorrow I will grade!