Catching up

I left work at 3 PM today. I’ve been working some pretty long hours recently and after waking at 1 AM and not getting back to sleep this morning, I figured I could use the break.

When I got home, I found the March 2008 issue of ANALOG waiting for me. It’s got Part 2 of Joe Haldeman’s new novel, Marsbound. I’m looking forward to that–it’ll make a nice interlude between volumes of The Story of Civilization.

I was home before 4 PM and I made myself an early dinner (mac and cheese) and when I finished, I crawled into bed and tried to read for a little while. That lasted maybe 10 minutes. By 5 PM, I couldn’t keep my eyes open so I set my book aside and went to sleep.

I slept 4-1/2 hours.

I woke up a little while ago and found that it was almost 10 PM. Already it felt like I got a fairly decent amount of sleep and I still have more than 6 hours before I have to get up and start my day. I’m probably going to try and read for half an hour or so and then go back to sleep. But I imagine that I’ll be starting the day tomorrow pretty well-rested.

I’m 428 pages through Our Oriental Heritage.

Incidentally, we are expecting 1-3 inches of snow tomorrow, but I’m skeptical. I doubt we’ll get an inch, but you never know…

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.