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!


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!]

Anonymous 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.

Anonymous said...


(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.