November 27th, 2008

Thanksgiving vacation

This week I'm in New Hampshire at my parents' home for Thanksgiving. I haven't spent Thanksgiving with them since 2000: in 2001 I went down to Brooklyn to have Thanksgiving at my younger sister's place, and since then I've been in Seattle and spent it with my very good friends Tony and Pam. The reason I'm home is because my high school 20th reunion is tomorrow, the day after Thanksgiving. I've been looking forward to it for months, it should be a good time. Of course with Facebook I've already reconnected with a bunch of old friends, but still it's not the same as seeing them in person, and one funny thing about Facebook is that because it's so easy to add friends and see their updates, often actual communication through messages falls by the wayside. 

There are several topics in there that I could address at length. However, I'm pretty wiped out. Despite my best intentions and (mediocre) efforts, my sleep schedule has drifted back again to 3 AM to 11 AM. My flight east was an overnight, leaving at 11:30 PM Monday, and I thought that I would doze on the plane as usual but in fact I got no sleep at all. I napped for a few hours Monday afternoon and then was still so tired that I was in bed by 12:30 AM (local) and slept to the morning, so I thought that meant I would adjust easily to the East Coast schedule. Instead, I went to bed again at 12:30 AM last night, and lay there for six hours, finally falling asleep some time after 6 AM only to have to get up at 9:30 AM to start on Thanksgiving. So now I'm really tired, and on top of that I've apparently picked up a minor nasal infection so I'm a little congested. 

I'm about to head off to bed, hopefully I'll get a good long night's sleep and be feeling better for the reunion. Also I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Among other things, I'm thankful for all of you, my friends and readers.