February 19, 2021

Friday Night Photos #10

I don't remember being THIS tired since late 2017. I actually remember exactly when that time was because it was the most tired I'd ever felt in my life. I'd been hypomanic for months, getting only a couple of hours of sleep at night and feeling totally great--wide awake and energetic all day. But eventually, it caught up to me. I remember feeling so tired that it almost felt like I was drunk--vision was all wonky, slurring my words--and then I crashed HARD for a week or so, sleeping every spare moment.

I'm not to that point right now (not even close, really)--but I've gotten only a couple of hours of sleep every night for the last week or so, and even that wasn't restful sleep. So, I'm going to post these photos, take a sleeping pill, and then read in bed and hopefully fall asleep. I haven't been hypomanic, so I have no idea why I haven't been sleeping. I just know that I will feel a million times better tomorrow if I can sleep through the night tonight.

Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed Jerry's post yesterday! He read the comments on it and said, "Your readers are so nice!" 

The theme of this week was definitely snow. It's been insane--we haven't gotten this much snow in at least a few years, if I remember correctly. I don't know what the total accumulation was, but you can see from the pictures how deep it is. I want it to melt--it's been hard to go for my walks outside because there is a layer of ice underneath the snow, and then the snow on top is also very slippery (depending on the temperature outside--when the temps warm up a little, to 25 degrees or so, the snow gets softer and it's like trying to walk in deep, dry sand). My calves are killing me!

Okay, Friday night photos... and then bed. Hopefully.

Eli threw a snowball to Joey, who loves catch them in his mouth. This is what it looks like, haha.

This is what I had to dig out just to get from the side of the house to the garage. And this was BEFORE we got another 9" a couple of days later.

I've been walking in the early evening all week, at around 5:15 pm. A couple of days in a row, Roomba (Joey's black German Shepherd bestie) ran out to play with him in the snow. They had a blast running around in the snow together. It's impossible to get a clear photo of them because they are so fast. Zoomba's on the left and Joey is on the right.

Last week, when Luke and Riley stayed the night, we watched Snow White in the morning. I got out my old Snow White costume, and even though I knew it would be too big, I thought Riley would like to try it on. She was SO CUTE! (I need to finish the adult-sized one that I'm sewing--it's pretty much done. I just need to make the brooch and headband. Then I'll post a photo.)

Another project I've been working on. This started out as a VERY simple idea--my dad sold it to me as a simple idea, anyway!--and ended up being much more work than I anticipated. I didn't get a "before" photo of the frame, which I'm bummed about. But my dad loved the frame and wanted to use it for a painting he's working on. One side of the frame was too big and the inside needed to be routed out a little in order to create depth for the canvas to fit into. I haven't painted it yet, so it's not totally done, but at least I got it put together and it fits the canvas!

I was reading my book today, and Duck came and curled up in the crook of my arm, just like a baby. He slept like that for a while--until I had to pee so badly that I was forced to move him, haha. He is so sweet!

The current book I'm reading. I started this the night I wrote my post about a different type of running plan, and coincidentally, this book pretty much says exactly what I wrote about! I want to be a happy runner, and not focused solely on finish lines and hitting certain goals. This book is super motivating--it inspired me to stay in and run on the treadmill today instead of trying to tread through slush outside. I'll write more about it when I'm done.

Jerry and I have been playing Ticket to Ride almost every day and we love it. I just got the Ticket to Ride Europe edition today, so we're excited to try that one as well. 

Okay, I'm going to head to bed and hope that I fall asleep and don't wake up until morning. Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow! You guys have a ton more snow than us even in that photo from before you got more snow. Crazy!

    Hope you sleep well!

  2. Love the pics of Joey in the snow. And while I miss snow, I don't miss shoveling it nor the slushy/icy aftermath. Hope you got some good sleep last night.

  3. Ugh to snow. I feel you. And I LOVE The Happy Runner which reminds me I need to give it a review on all the sites. Hang in there.


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