If after reading yesterday's entry you guessed that I slept like a log last night, you'd be right. Since I went through the day with all the energy and all the mental capacity of a log, it was only fitting. Today was not exactly a better day, but I'm not sure it's possible to rank days as you live them. I handled it better, though, so in that sense it was a better day.
One of the problems yesterday was that I had no one to vent to. The Boss is working on a big engineering estimate, and I didn't hear from him. Anyway, I wouldn't just phone him and start whining. I'd have to have an excuse to ease into the whining part, and I couldn't think of anything worth interrupting his calculations. You don't know how he gets.
Today was better. He was still busy, but I had an excuse. I left a message when I knew he was at lunch, with a sort of mini-whine of the why-don't-you-ever-call variety. It worked, and I didn't have to ease into anything, because he knew that he had to "handle" me when he called me back. "Oh, I guess I haven't been very good about calling in for my messages."
I assured him that I knew he was busy, and I didn't want to interrupt, but I did have some things to go over with him (including "reminding" him that I'd be gone all day Thursday, which he probably didn't know about because I casually mentioned it over a month ago, secure in the knowledge that he doesn't retain information that long).
Naturally, I later wished I'd left well enough alone. The phone never stopped ringing the rest of the day. He apologized, and said he just had a few things he wanted to clear off his desk. Apparently he hadn't been as busy with the estimate as I thought. We spent half an hour talking about a nine dollar hardware bill that he asked me to pay, then forgot and paid out of his personal account. Big important stuff like that.
Even though I could have used a shoulder yesterday, what I really needed was sleep, as usual. I've taken to falling asleep at any odd hour lately. It seems I can run and run all day long, but as soon as I stop I'm done for. On a day like yesterday, I didn't have time for a nap, and nothing would have helped anyway. Besides, nothing truly satisfies like lying in bed in the morning. If only that could be a part of my daily routine.