Last night I spent some time writing, and then couldn't sleep. I eventually started doing some reading while I waited for the sleepies to come. They eventually came at 7am. Then I slept until 4:30pm. I guess all told that's not bad - 9.5 hours is much less than my usual. But when I sleep that late it's hard to get a move on. I got up, checked yap, read dw, checked yap, read lj, checked yap, chatted with Kali and Sarah, checked yap...
At 5 I decided I didn't want to cook, so we ordered out. Kevin really wanted Lon U again and wouldn't consider anything else. I ordered something I'd never had from there - an apple honey dish that was pretty good. I mean, I guess I've known as long as I've been Jewish that apples and honey go together, but it had never occured to me to eat this when it wasn't Rosh Hashana.
After dinner I started the laundry, and did some reading. I only read my kindle books today, not a single one of the paperbacks, but if I finish this entry at a reasonable time I may fix that by at least reading the Book of the Month books. The other 7 I probably won't read today. I just had too slow of a start. I also never quite got into adulting, and now tomorrow I absolutely have to do the dishes and the cat box. I can't bring myself to care.
I sent Shayna my audibles wishlist and let her pick out a book to listen to on the way down to Florida in 2 weeks. She picked one recommended to me by redtrillium
maybe a year ago, so I'm excited to get to that. It probably means I'll have 17 books going at one time since I'll pause the other audiobook I'm going to start tomorrow in the middle of it, and pick up on it again when I'm done with The Family Frying Pan
. The one I'm going to start tomorrow is Nine Perfect Strangers
and it is over 16 hours long, so it'll take me awhile to get through. The Family Frying Pan
is only 8 hours, which is good because few books are under 10 hours long, and Shayna only has 10 hours to listen to a book with me. We can probably listen to music for the last 2 hours of our drive back to her house. Or else I can put on Nine Perfect Strangers
for a while even though Shayna will be picking up in the middle of it. That'll let me listen to a solid 4 hours of it, and maybe finish it in a reasonable time frame.
Then Shayna and I discussed what we want to do about food in Florida. We basically agreed that the best plan was to each plan to cook twice, plan for leftovers once, and eat out twice. This is the most budget friendly plan we can come up with. I need to figure out what I can cook, though, since if I want spices I need to bring them. Maybe I'll do the mac and cheese thing and cook breakfast for dinner? Both of those don't require spices. Breakfast for dinner requires a loaf of bread in order to use 4 pieces of it, but maybe we can make sandwiches for lunches otherwise? Neither of those meals really prepares for leftovers, though.
The weather for Florida is starting to come in on the long range planner, and it looks like two lovely days so far. 82F and sunny both Saturday and Sunday.
My aunt called for Easter, and I wound up talking to her. For some reason she was talking about some people in Perris, California who, years ago, were arrested for imprisoning their kids and chaining them up and not letting them bathe or leave their sleeping cells. I have no idea why she was talking about this. It was a little creepy.
Kevin's aunt and uncle won best of breed in two rabbit shows this weekend. They do that often in the smaller shows. I guess I should be proud of them, but I just feel bad for the rabbits, who go into stew.
Kevin has been doing a lot of research about medical marijuana. He says that apparently THC can make a schizophrenic who is still in the early stages of developing schizophrenia hallucinate wildly, and there's some research showing that it can be used to screen people for schizophrenia and get them on meds before they get bad enough to refuse meds. This seems really promising. But anyway, while THC will make you hallucinate, CBD oil can actually be beneficial, because it binds to the same parts of the brain as LSD and prevents hallucinating. He applied for a discount on CBD oil from a website he found online that offers 60% discounts to veterans. He used my VA card to apply. It's apparently not automatic, so I don't know what they are looking for. But hopefully he'll get it because that would make his CBD oil not so ridiculous. Apparently it is working miracles for him.