Once Upon a Fat Girl

Friday, August 11, 2006

What's Up?

Just a little chit-chat...look for Lesson three later today.

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I've made a decision. I'm going to experiment with going to bed at ... gasp ... 10 p.m. I'm flat out exhausted. And there really isn't a good reason for it. Ruby rings in the dawn, so I'm up no later than 6:30. Going to bed at midnight, I'm only getting roughly six hours sleep. Clearly not enough. I laid down on my bed to read yesterday afternoon during Ruby's nap, and when I opened my eyes again, it was two hours later. And I was more tired than when I laid down. Ugh.

Also, I've been slacking on my vitamins, which I think is making the tiredness worse.

I want some energy, yo. Now.

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I've been sending my agent query out everyday. Two letters and one email a day. So far, one rejection.

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We're going to Ely in two weeks I think (I hope.) Just for the weekend (weekend after the coming up one.) I can't wait. I've never been in the summer before. I've already been offered a job as reporter for the newspaper out there. The idea of moving to this tiny, idyllic mountain town...gah. My husband would only have to work one job. My kids could ride their bikes outside with me being afraid of naked men with sledgehammers. And I could be a reporter again. We have a chance in hell of affording to buy a house there--and some day actually pay it off.

And...the further away we are from the nation's proposed radioactive waste dump, the better.

The stars are aligning for a move, I think. We need a change. We need to slow down.

We're planning to spend Kevin's November vacation in Ely, with a kid-less sidetrip to Elko, home of the Ruby Mountains. Elko would be my second choice for small-town living. It's bigger, has a Wal-Mart and a daily newspaper, a four-year university, and more casinos for Kevin to work at. However, it is very remote, a good 8 or 9 hour drive from the various grandparents and fathers that live in Vegas.

2 Comments:

Blogger iportion said...

Hope you feel rested. I need a nap today.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Wow.

Here I am trolling around the internet of a Saturday morning and I light upon this one. Where the second post is talking about the land I grew up in!

I was born in Elko and moved to Eureka in 2nd grade (Eureka is the tiny blip on the map between Ely and Elko). I was never a huge fan of Ely, although it is rather scenic (something to do with high school rivalry, I believe), but I LOVE Elko and if I could, I'd move back in a heartbeat. My older sister lives there and I visit quite often.

Either way, good luck with finding a new job and a new place to live!

9:50 AM  

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