Some odds and ends:
I have got to stop staying up all night. Fortunately, the insomnia's died down a bit recently, so most of my nights of going to bed at 5 or 6am of late have been because I was sitting up talking to my twin high-maintenance machine. This was not the case last night, but the end result is the same.
Today I got a birth announcement from my friend Alexis and her partner Ilsa. On March 1st, they had the most adorable baby boy, Theo, and they are thrilled.
I can't wait to talk to Alexis and see Theo in person, but I feel strange. I always feel odd when my friends become parents. I'm not sure I can completely explain why. I just find it so bizarre to witness such a change in someone's life. Knowing them pre-parent and then post-parent.
Less than a year ago, Alexis and I traveled to Poland together. We took ridiculous pictures of each other (a lot more of which got posted of her than of me, 'cause I'm sneaky like that).
And now she's someone's momma!
I don't know exactly where I'm going with this.
[and now for a complete non sequitur...]
Tonight when I was doing laundry I accidentally stepped on a slug en route from my apartment to the garage. I felt horrible. I stood and apologized to it for a full five minutes, feeling helpless that there was nothing I could do undo the harm my stupid feet had caused.
Most days I wish I were thicker-skinned.