Well, hello there. I’m sitting at the kitchen table in my mom’s new apartment at the moment, feeling a bit crap about not having made a YouTube video in a couple weeks. I’ll get to it.
It’s “fall study break” at university right now. More like fall study long-weekend, seeing as I only have Monday and Tuesday off. I do need to write a six-page paper analysing an advertisement, and of course I need to get around to studying Japanese. Of course. It’s always Japanese. It’s a good thing I still love the language, you rigorous class, you.
I thought it would be nice to come home for at least a couple days this break. My mom and brother just moved a couple weeks ago, so home is now a rather nice two-bedroom apartment with a very nice view of a lake. The only issue? There wasn’t enough room in the master bedroom to fit my bed alongside my mom’s (it’s at my dad’s house now), so I have to sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor until my mom can get her hands on an air mattress for those times when I’m home. She says she can get a free one with her bank rewards points!
I don’t really mind sleeping on the floor. It’s not as comfortable as a mattress, of course, but in the end, it’s still a place to lay my head. That’s all that matters, really.
I don’t know how many of you know the biblical story of Jacob’s ladder. Basically, Jacob is wandering and he has no place to sleep one night, so he lays down with a rock as a pillow. Some things happen next, but what always stood out to me was the pillow-rock. It always amazed me how resilient his head must have been. Wouldn’t he get bruised all over? I know I got bruises on my left hip from tightening my belt a little too much a couple days ago.
I have been known to sleep on the ground outside. Often, first semester last year, I would take a nap outside in the grass before going in to work. When the weather got bad, I took to sleeping in chairs inside. Not the most comfortable of positions, but I was always dead tired. Anything would have done, except perhaps a rock. I still can’t imagine that.
I’ve been less tired this semester, or maybe I just have less down-time in which to be tired. I have consciously been trying to get more sleep, but sometimes I just can’t help it. I’ve been drinking more coffee, too. I’m not so proud of that one, but whatever it takes, right?
I’ve been so busy that I’ve rarely had free time during the week. Except for the occasional Doctor Who episode, most everything I plan to do gets pushed to the weekend. Then, the weekend comes and I don’t get around to half of it. I do waste a lot of time on the weekends, though. I’m working on it. One of these days I’ll figure out how to use my time efficiently and get lots of stuff done. Let’s just hope it’s before the end of the semester.