[personal profile] shanmuirbroden
One thing that is a little frustrating for me is that I'm wide awake at 6:30 am every morning and can't go back to sleep.

Now I have little choice about being up at 6:30 am (at least until daylight savings time goes away). Having a slightly low thyroid, I have to take meds for that and then can't eat for an hour. So I've made a habit of getting up, taking my med, and then going back to sleep for an hour. I could do this just fine at the old place.

Not here, no. Once I'm awake, I'm awake. And often I've still gone to bed around midnight like I used to at the other place.

So overall I'm getting less sleep, not more. Bleh. I was hoping to get more sleep by being able to stay in bed until long after 8 instead of rushing out the door around 8 to catch the bus.

So this morning I started reading my Introduction to PHP book. First assignment due Thursday. Oi, I am so rusty at some of my basic HTML. For example I know td and tr have something to do with tables, but not truly what they mean - I've done that strictly by trial and error to adjust. I have to use them extensively in this week's assignment. Oi. I can't remember how many years it's been since I made my own webpage from the ground up, most of what I have I've just updated info but not code and in one case (shannon-muir.com) the basic template was built a few years back for me by someone else. It was, in fact, how I learned about td and tr from that page code.

I still think I can do this. It's just going to be... interesting.

Sigh. Yawning but not tired.

So, my mornings are either going to probably end up being devoted to homework, or maybe even fiction writing again? I have a story idea but am considering sitting on it for NaNoWriMo. It's the last in the series of stories I've done for the last couple of years. While skipping ahead in some ways because I'm taking the characters from their sophomore year of high school to their 10 year reunion, it became relevant in that one of the real life people who inspired one of the characters (or, more correctly, aspects of one of the characters - there is no real life basis in the actual personality of the person to the fictional character save an interpersonal relationship I had with a real life individual) passed away within the last year. It really wasn't my intention to kill off the fictional character, but I realize that it feels right to do so, and probably will serve for me to work out the issues that made me draw on the real life for inspiration in the first place. The real life character will have to face the same shock and frustrations I did, based on the larger issue I was dealing with, though the specific details of those emotions are for very different reasons.

I may end up throwing the whole draft out, but I think for my own sake I need to work it through.
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