August 5th, 2019

caillebotte_man at his window

Dog Days

This afternoon I didn't wake up until after two o'clock. Well, I actually woke up a few times before that but couldn't drag myself out of bed. I hadn't gotten to sleep until six o'clock, when light was already coming into the east. What worries me is that I might be returning to the crazy sleep schedule I had for a few years several decades ago, when my days were over 25 hours long and I had to keep re-setting my body clock. It was exhausting. The particular Southern California doctor who got me past that situation is long gone, and I doubt anybody here could work that particular magic. But it wouldn't surprise me to have that condition return, since so many other things I thought were in the past have also returned over the last few months.

Then I didn't get out all day. Since it was Sunday there wasn't even a reason to go to the mailbox. I just sat in the air conditioned apartment all day, with a few minutes spent in the back yard just for a bit of a change. I ate a slice of banana cream pie for lunch, with a small glass of sherry. When I couldn't put dinner off any longer I made some tuna sandwiches, which made me a bit sick, which I've remained ever since. I'd like to make an early night of it, but don't think I can sleep yet. I'm really looking forward to the latter part of this week, when it will cool off to something more like normal temperatures for this time of year, meaning highs in the mere high eighties. All I have to do is survive a few more very hot days. We'll see if that's easier said than done.

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