We had guests this past weekend, friends from Austin. It was perfect weather, and we went all over the place. There is an outside chance they may relocate to Silicon Valley, so part of the time was spent discussing life out here. We went to the Marin Headlands, ate at the Cliffhouse, saw huge Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo Park, enjoyed Thai food, and took the extra-special super tours of the Winchester Mystery House.

I’m behind in email and other stuff.

I have loved the responses I got from last week’s self-portrait challenge! Thank you all for leaving your thoughts. 🙂 They have warmed me.

Have you ever been so tired that you feel angry? I have been exhausted to the core of my being for the past ten days or so. I have also been experiencing intense hunger frequently. We’re trying to start a family, and I’m wondering if I might be pregnant. However, an at-home test I took this morning was negative. Even if it did test positive, last time I miscarried at five weeks — in reality it was a “blighted ovum,” and if our technology wasn’t so advanced, I would have just thought I had a late and particularly heavy cycle. So I’m not counting on anything. I just wish I didn’t feel so exhausted. My job has been particularly demanding of late as well.

Anyhow, I’ve been napping in the afternoon when I can. However, today was a San Francisco day, and by noon I just wanted to go home. I was so tired by the time I got to the train I felt nauseous, teary, and grumbly. It probably didn’t help to learn that the holiday yesterday is not paid time. So I’m behind eight hours (in addition to the hours I lost when I was ill). When I started, I remember being told that on holidays when the office was closed (where I had no choice but to not work), that time was not docked — we were to be credited eight hours. Well, apparently that is not the case, according to someone who visited from the national network today. There has been a spate of mixed messages like this, all of which are unpleasant surprises.

Also, I have a number of projects that are not going well — low or no enrollment, difficulty getting a project leader — and this is stressful. I think the best thing to do at the moment, then, is take another nap.

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  1. nikkirae Says:

    I hope you begin feeling better soon. Getting angry is one side affect of tiredness. It has happened in the past with me and I’m sure it will rear it’s ugly head again. As for the rest… perhaps see a doctor?