Snapshot: April 28, 2015

Time: 9:47 pm

Feeling: Tired. It’s been tough juggling daily visits to see my mom in the rehab facility where she’s staying and all the regular every day things I normally do. And the end result seems to be tiredness. It’s not even 10:00 yet and honestly, the night owl me is nowhere in sight. I could pop into bed right now and drift off to a blissful sleep! But I’ve got a deadline coming up on Thursday, so no early bedtime for me, unfortunately.

I’ve been in a frazzled-but-don’t-know-I’m-frazzled state, more or less. I realized this today, when I got back from taking Dylan to dance and realized I didn’t make the bed this morning. You know how there are some things you just automatically do, out of habit, like brushing your teeth, or taking off/putting on your contacts? Making the bed right after I brush my teeth is one of my habit things, and I don’t think I’ve forgotten to do so for years. Until today.

Eating: A falafel dinner I picked up from a place downstairs when Dylan and I got back from his dance class. It’s so lovely having a number of places close by where I can pick up food for dinner.

Drinking: I had a glass of wine with my dinner. It was good!

Reading: I’m reading Lowcountry Boneyard, by Susan M. Boyer, for an upcoming blog tour. I’m liking it so far—a nice southern mystery, complete with a ghost (or guardian spirit, as she calls herself) to help (or hinder, depending on your point of view) our detective.

I also managed to get through more of Dune, although not enough, unfortunately, to participate much in last night’s Twitter chat for the readalong. I’m hoping I’ll be able to make the next Twitter chat but my goodness, Dune is a chunkster at over 800 pages (if you count the appendices). I figure I’ll just a read a bit at a time and see how it goes.

Listening: I finished Unleashed, an Andy Carpenter mystery by David Rosenfelt, and started started Dog Tags, an earlier book in the series. They’re fun, relaxing easy listening reads. I’m waiting for Hounded, the most recent in the series, from the library and once I’ve listened to that, I’ll have read them all so far.

Writing: No writing to speak of. But I got this fun idea today, which was nice.

Working: Finishing up an index on planning law (yes, my life is so very exciting). I’m also doing orientation later this week for that book marketing position I mentioned a while back. I’m hoping to post about it soon, once I settle into the work.

Curious about: There’s this Japanese cheesecake place on Bay St. near Dundas in Toronto that opened a few months ago and I really really want to find a moment to check it out. Only I’ll need more than a moment. Even when we were in deep freeze, there was always a long line-up outside the place.

Here’s what the line-up looked like this afternoon when we passed by:

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See the pink sign? That’s where they’re all headed. Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake.

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It must be really good cheesecake!

7 thoughts on “Snapshot: April 28, 2015

  1. Kay

    So how is Japanese cheesecake different from regular cheesecake? Inquiring minds. Hope you Mom will soon be back home and feeling herself again. And you take care. Forgetting things might be a sign that you need to be kind to yourself. :-)

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  2. Heidenkind

    Japanese cheese cake? What separates Japanese cheese cake from regular cheese cake? I need to know more about this.

    And I completely know what you mean about frazzled-without-realizing-you’re-frazzled. Things have to get pretty crazy before I admit I’m admit I’m stressed.

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  3. Athira

    Yumm.. I wish I had seen that cheesecake place when I was there. Could have had a bite. Or more than a bite.

    I know what you mean about being frazzled – my week so far sounds just the same. I feel super tired and super sleepy all the time. I’m really trying to get through the rest of the week so that I can then sleep all weekend. Hope you get some respite too!

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  4. Li

    Sounds as though you’re juggling so many balls – hope you get some proper rest soon, and that your mum has a good recovery.

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