December 24th, 2005



I'm already not liking today. after sleeping nearly 14 hours completely by accident I woke up to pounding headache and hot flashes all reminding me that I'm three days late on my shot which I will do here as soon as I've had enough coffee to be able hit the vial but so I go to make breakfast and my dear little santiago is tugging on the dead leaves of a plant sitting over the sink and before I can shoo him away he upends the whole thing onto the counter except for the clay pot of course it dislodges itself from the soil and root ball and goes crashing onto the floor into a million pieces. we don't seem to have any more pots big enough to repot it so now I have to find a store that is open in the late afternoon of christmas eve that sells pots. I'm thinking cole hardware but I have no idea what their hours are today. what happens to a plant if its roots are exposed for, like, 48 hours? should I put it in the one container we do have, a basket with plastic lining without drainage, that would just about fit it? I'm not going to be watering it. it's quite moist.

and I'll need to start cleaning rat cages today which is my least favorite part of the taking care of the critters job but if I wait till they all are dirty I'm going to be crying. one cage a day should be doable. I get all nervous like I'm going to lose a rat or something but there are so many extra cages now there are plenty of ways to go about relocating residents. oh and I might get bitten but what are you going to do. I try to approach them slowly but some just think my fingers look like the little beige food blocks sandy feeds them.

I hate when I oversleep to this extent. makes me feel unvirtuously slothful.

in the "good" column, catherine called and left a message. she seems to have made it here in one piece and we will get together soon!
  • Current Mood
    cranky cranky

ok then

I put the plant in the little plastic-lined basket but there isn't enough soil to cover the roots--the basket is a little bigger than the pot was.

well what can I do.

this is what:

Schedule For Lost Weekend

take shot

put rats now in dirty cage into clean cage
feed everyone
clean bunnies' litter boxes

call catherine


get dressed

clean rat cage

take trip to hardware store or maybe call !! to see if they are open
get food from wherever is open

eat dinner


go to bed
  • Current Mood
    okay resigned

peace among the ranks

I have to say that feeding all the animals this time around is strangely relaxing in a way it didn't used to be. maybe it is the sheer number of them now: listening to 14 sets of little teeth happily munching away is just sweet.

not so excited about cleaning the rat cage but one must go on and do what needs to be done. I don't know where sandy puts all the dirty paper and litter unless she places it straight into the compost bin. I guess it's all organic matter, but are you supposed to put animal waste in the compost or in the garbage? I'm not much of a farmer.

catherine might come by tomorrow but if not then then later on in the week. she is here for two weeks so there is plenty of leeway. now I'm not sure what to do about brokeback mountain tickets. I haven't checked yet to see what times are available but I suppose if I got a ticket and it turned out to be when she could come over it would be worth the wasted $9. otherwise if she doesn't come over I'll be sitting here with nothing to do all day.

well that's not true. I haven't finished the grading yet and I want to get that done by the end of Monday.

  • Current Mood
    determined determined


what is it about the sun going down. I'm fine all day and then it gets dark and there's no one around and my southpark dvd just showed me the osama bin laden episode where the children say that if you don't want to root for your team you should get out of the stadium and I'm like yeah fuck get me out this stadium.

but yeah it gets dark and I get depressed. it's been this way since I was--well I don't know. 12? or earlier than that? I remember my stomach sinking with the sun when I was smaller, I think. is it any wonder that the speed and mda years were all lived after sunset? when the sun is gone..

it'd be a good night for tea if I hadn't sworn myself off it till next spring.

Collapse )
  • Current Mood
    gloomy gloomy

grooming instinct

I am now going to stop sitting here feeling sorry for myself and go shave my head instead. should have a shiny clean pate to show the estranged wife tomorrow!
  • Current Mood
    silly silly