Monday, April 23, 2007

Sleep, sleep, oh sleep, why do I need you so much?

LOL, okay, I think you can guess by the title of the post :P Anyway, I was just wondering... I seem to be always tired and exhausted lately... no energy. Worst, when I don't want to wake up in the morning - but I guess that's a bit normal, since I don't really want to go to work :P But still, I seem to be sleeping a lot lately and I still want to sleep more :(

Onto other news, I had a very nice reading week and week-end. Finished the War trilogy by Elizabeth Vaughan which was very good. I have also hunted down Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr (book 2 of the Virgin River trilogy) and read it... and when I say hunt, I really mean hunt. I've been checking to see if the book was out (it's a Mira book, due on May 1st... but the cool thing with Mira is they are usually out a week earlier) on Chapters online. Been checking every day and probably two to three times/day. Then, on Friday, miracle, it was out! I immediately called the bookstore to see if they could put it aside for me, but the guy couldn't find it... Well duh, still in the backroom! So he asked me to call again later in the afternoon. The problem was I didn't catch his name, so when I called back, it wasn't the same person... and she said, they didn't have it. Anyway, I was late, so I decided to go home directly instead of stopping by... on my way home, I call another bookstore that was on the way and she told me that it wouldn't be on the floor before May 1st (I really hate those bookstores :P). Finally, I called back the first bookstore on Saturday and they had it... so I did a very big detour to get it ^^; While I was there, I also got the new Debbie Macomber, Back on the Blossom Street. I wasn't going to buy it, since it was hardcover, but it's the continuation of A Good Yarn series and when I opened it to read the ending, I read Alix and wedding... and that's what got me buying the book. Cos I really liked Alix and Jordan. So expect a lot of reviews coming this week :D

What else, what else... well my interview for optometry is this Friday... and I don't want to do it T_T My mock interview didn't go so well and I have a lot of things to read up to be ready... and I don't feel like it. Maybe I'm not motivated enough? A great news is that the company where I'm working has extended my contract for the summer :) So I don't have to stress and I'll have money this summer :D The bad news is that they're cheaters. Usually, contracts are renewed for 4 months and between each contract, you have a week off. See on a contract, you don't get vacation days or sick days, well you can, but then you don't get paid... even that week off is not paid, but at least, it's a little vacation... Well I don't get that week off! I guess it shouldn't really matter and it's just my own laziness, but I was kind of looking forward to it. And since I wasn't getting paid anyway, I'll just take it some time during the summer. I heard my supervisor is going away for like a 1.5 month... I'm really bad, always taking days off when he's gone, but hey, what can I do? I'm human and I need a break sometimes.

What else, what else? I guess that's about it for me this week-end. Oh, in case you didn't know! Kelley Armstrong, author of the Women of the Otherworld series, has accepted to guest blog on Twisted Kingdom and also agreed to an interview! If you have any questions for her, please email me!


  1. Ugh-I understand about the sleep. After going to bed early on Friday and Saturday night, there I am, after midnight on a Sunday night, reading away. And now I'm really paying for it today. LOL I'm so backwards.

    I just finished the 3rd Keri Arthur book. The love is still strong!! LOL

    Definitely take a week off from work-don't let work rip you off like that. Everyone needs a vacation. :P

  2. This time last year I was beyond exhausted. The 50-60 hour weeks at work were killing me. There wasn't enough sleep in the world for me. I quit my job last June and just recently feel ready to go back to work. Thank God and my sweet husband I had that choice because I was one tired chick.

    Work is important. Supporting yourself and eating is important. All those things fade away if you don't feel good though. Take care of yourself and if you need a vacation, take one. One thing you know for sure...the work will be there when you get back.

  3. Hey Ames! So how are you today? LOL, it's true it's funny how we stay up late during the week, but end up falling asleep during the week-end :) So you finished the 3rd Keri Arthur? I'm glad you're enjoying them so much :) and yeah, I'll try to get some vacation soon :)

    Rosie - 50-60 hours week? That's just plain crazy... I do 40 and that's plenty enough for me... it is great for you that you had the opportunity to quit your job (lucky you :) and you're right... if you don't feel good, everything else become less important and less enjoyable.

  4. Very cool about the Kelley Armstrong interview! I can't wait to read it. :)

  5. Yeah, I know, it's great no Jennie :D Do you have any questions for her?

  6. Hey! You're stealing my sleepy and I need it back! I can't stay up like this, I get bored and then I get wired and then I get giggly and well, that's just not right ;)

    I hope that the sleepies leave and that you find a way to cram in some sort of mental break!


  7. LOL Cindy! I wish the sleepies would leave me too :D Sleep is good, but it's cutting in my time and I'm starting to think 24 hours is not enough in a day! The more I think about the interview, the less I feel motivated...