Thursday, April 06, 2006
I visit sites-of-the-day a lot, and I find that for the most part if a blogger visits me back, I usually will visit them on a regular basis. So I thought since my mom taught me that it is important to always send a little thank you note if someone does something nice for you, I ought to visit all my new commenters today with a little thank you. And maybe, just maybe, I'll find some interesting bloggers I'd like to keep visiting. Oh man, what did I get myself into?
I got almost 50 totally great comments thanks to Michele today, and I'm only through about 30 of my 'thank-yous'. Ryan called a little bit ago and asked what I was doing. "I'm blogging." I say. And he says, "What else is new?". Then I tell him I'm totally blogged out and he says he never thought he'd hear me say that. I've read so many blogs tonight that I just can't process anymore!
I've read about 2 posts per blog to get a feel for these people and I'm totally overwhelmed. I read about kids, and sleep patterns, and jobs, and food, and traveling, and abortion, and... Oh man, too much!
So I'm taking a break from reading to do a little writing of my own. To start: my Portfolio project continues. Last night I got to photograph a set of twins so identical that their mother has to keep little hemp bracelets of different colored beads on their little ankles to tell them apart.
Also, it seems like a lot of people were talking on their blogs about sleeping. Or the lackthereof. I've always had problems falling asleep. When I lay down to go to sleep, my mind races. I can't let go of the day at all and I run through lists of things that I failed to do during the day, things I've procrastinated on eat me up, and I plan my next day until I'm so stressed out I'm laying there wide awake. And once I am asleep, I wake up at all hours. I have these crazy dreams that feel like nightmares. Ryan's always convinced that my dreams mean something, but mostly to me they just mean I'm a zombie during the day.
So tell me, are you a good sleeper? Or are you like me and you just can't relax enough to let the day go long enough to catch a few z's?
Thank you again to all the people who visited me from Michele's!
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.