I was suffering from some completely bizarre 24-hour flu yesterday, which is why I didn’t post as usual. The symptoms were weird:
What I didn’t do yesterday
- I didn’t sleep at all.
- That is to say, after my Datadive presentation shorty before noon Sunday, and after my Occupy group met Sheila Bair Sunday evening, I came home and stayed awake until I went to bed Monday night.
- So, in particular, being awake already for 24 hours by then, I didn’t write a post about whether pruning does or does not actually mitigate future disastrous events like falling trees. I owe you that post.
- I also didn’t blog about Sheila Bair. Will do soon.
- I also didn’t share my friend’s Chicago public school take on value-added testing for teachers. Stay tuned.
- Also I wanted to tell you guys about this amazing book I’m reading called Sh*tty Mom, which I didn’t do. Consider yourself told. Read immediately, even if you’re not a parent, because this will explain why your parent friends are so insane and annoying.
- I also didn’t read or write any emails, related to the fact that I was feeling like it was still about midnight for the entire day and I was wondering why people kept sending me emails in the middle of the night.
What I did yesterday
- I watched the pilot episode of Downton Abbey.
- Then I watched a few more.
- Then I finished the first season.
- Then I got my kids up, sent them or brought them to school and then came back home. Glad I did this because it meant I had to actually get dressed.
- Then I watched the second season. That’s an unbelievable amount of vegging out, an enormous investment. The kiss scene made it all worth it.
- For some reason, I also made a turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, and apple cider. No stuffing, that would have been overkill for September. Plus I couldn’t find fresh cranberries.
- Finally, and maybe it’s the turkey that did it, I felt tired, and after my 10-year-old helped me put my 3-year-old to bed, my 10-year-old then tucked me in at 7:30 last night.
I woke up feeling great! I’m back, baby!