Sober since April 6, 2006


Friday, September 01, 2006

I don't wanna sleep!

I got to see The Illusionist today. It's a really good movie, and I enjoyed it! Paul Giamatti (also starring in another summer flick, Lady in the Water) is one of my favorite actors now. He seems naturally easy to identify with and really down to earth. I like people like that.

I've been working on my sleeping patterns lately -- trying to get myself up earlier. I slipped into a bad habit of sleeping until 10am every day. My goal is to work back to getting up at 5 or 6. Of course, that requires going to bed earlier ... ugh.

I wish we never had to sleep. Sleep is such a nonproductive waste of time. Don't we all have better things to do than waste 1/3 of our lives unconscious?

I'm almost finished weaning off the Effexor XR, which I made another post about [here]. Things are starting to feel more normal again. I can't wait to finish getting rid of that stuff. I'd like to have my emotions back.

My dad is the mechanic in our family. He took a look at my car and found what's causing the leak. An old seal under the hood had disintegrated, allowing rainwater into the cabin. He fixed the seal and took out the moldy carpet and seats. We're thinking that cleaning everything up and drying it out should fix everything -- assuming the only leak was that one seal. I suppose we'll find out soon.

I'm so grateful for my dad. Not many people can say that. With all of the turmoil and broken families in the world, I'm very fortunate to have so much love and care in my family. I don't know why God has blessed me in this way, but I'm very grateful for it.


lash505 said...

I haven't seen either, but can't too. Family is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Amen TKDJunkie. Peace Be With You

Gwen said...

What's nice is you recognize how great your family is. Don't even question why you have been blessed. Just keep on being grateful. I would like to check out that movie. Maybe over the weekend.


Anonymous said...

told ya! go dad!

I wanna see that movie.

Effexor sucks! I haven't taken it, but that's what I heard. oh, wait, you said that.


SCoUt said...

Oh how I loved my Dad!!!! And oh, how I miss him!
Glad you are close to yours. They are important dudes in our lives!