Monday, December 10, 2007

[Free-Floating Anxiety Attacks at Midnight]

I definitely did not sleep well last night.  I think I had a free-floating anxiety attack; I'm not sure how fast my heartrate was, but I'm estimating it came in at around 120/minute... maybe more.  Oh, no doubt, the cold medicines contributed, but stress definitely had a hand in the tossing and turning.  Any sleep I did get was punctured with dreams that I'd forgotten to grade one student's papers or that I'd have nothing written for my term paper presentation tonight in Jane Austen class.  Fortunately, neither are true; I've graded every paper turned into me thus far (I've checked), and I have two pages written so far on my Jane Austen report.  I'll have an hour between my 110 final exam period and the Jane Austen class, so I should at least be able to come up with another page or two--enough to talk for 15 or 20 minutes.  I have until the end of the week to finish writing it, and now that I've made some headway (and broken through that bit of writers' block), I should have it finished by tomorrow night.  Thank You, Lord.

All, the same, I'm not feeling so hot right now.  I confess, I wasn't exactly brokenhearted to look outside at 7:30 and see that the parking lot looked icy; I had a valid excuse for emailing Dr. Cadle and staying in and sleeping for another two hours.  These two hours, unlike my night hours, were real sleep--but unfortunately, not enough.  I think I'm going to run over to the student union around 2:30 and grab an energy drink.  I'll be here (on campus) and active until around 10:00 tonight.  Wow, I'm dizzy.  Yup... PSU, here I come.  

Maybe I won't wait until 2:30... maybe I'll go now... maybe...

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