Friday, December 14, 2007

Waking up the dead

Oh man.

I just woke up at 1:42 in the morning, not quite sure where/when/how I was.

I'm that tired.

I submitted The Proposal That Ate My Brain yesterday afternoon. I've been working on this project since August and the last few weeks have been killing me. On Wednesday night, I went home so stressed about it (and a personal creative matter I hope to have resolved soon) that I couldn't sleep until 4:30 Thursday morning. I was a disaster yesterday after only two hours of sleep. And I was a bitch on wheels - very focused and very direct with folks who still owed me stuff for the submission.

But the monster is done. Finito. A very, very, very nice bottle of merlot was broken out to celebrate, which was very, very, very kind and much appreciated. And after two glasses of merlot and a sudden realization of just how exhausted I was, I came home and curled up on the sofa. Last thing I remember, it was 8:08 p.m. And now, it's 2:03 a.m. Friday. And, for one brief, shining moment, I am a free woman.

A free woman who has to be back up at 6:30 for an appointment with the back doctor.

So, back to bed with me, but I'll be back to write later today. The coffee shop calls!

5 comments:

Heather Meadows said...

Congratulations on finishing the proposal! I'm so glad you were able to sleep for ridiculously long hours, too; sometimes we just need that!

paulnojustpaul said...

Well done M! Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend to celebrate ...and by celebrate I mean doing what I'd probably want to do after that mammoth effort: sleep. :-)

[big hug!]

Speener said...

Hey - Congrats - they should at least give you some time off after all your good work. Instead you'll probably get another proposal request - you know - no good deed.

Cyn said...

Congratulations!

(I meant to add something witty, but evidently my brain was eaten long ago.)

Chuck said...

Congratulations! And I hope your back is feeling better also.