A highly collectible figurine of me, counting my blessing.

The highly collectible figurine of me, counting my blessing.

Vacation week! Up late.

10PM 95/no IOB. I feel low. Sip juice (6g CHO).

10:30 I feel lower. 87. Whoa. Finish juice box (9g CHO).

11PM 122. Bigfoot think that seem OK. Think probably go higher, bc entire juice box + no IOB.

12AM 125. That nice. Not skyrocket even though so much juice. Think OK sleep.

1:30AM Wake up. Bigfoot feel something amiss. Think “you crazy,” try sleep. Then think how dumb feel tomorrow if child die because ignore bad feeling. Then realize dumb plus sad. Get up. Foot braille no find slippers. Careful: Lego.

1:31AM 258. Pffffffffft. Correction. That some long-acting juice. That some mo-fo-slow-release black bean/tortilla/apple/chocolate Santa carbs.

2:00AM Really too soon re-check but maybe if heading down maybe maybe OK sleep. 317. Caramba! Correction.

2:30AM Surely something will be happening by now. 279. Crap. I should probably change the site, but if it were a bad site, the number would be even higher and I really don’t want to wake him up and have a whole conversation because then I’ll really never, ever, for my entire life, get back to sleep. Correction = zero point zero zero bc. IOB.

This is 40 issue Vanity Fair look like fun. Next up: 90 mini-page iPhone samples Sara Vowell books. Wow, Hawaii.

Before know, it 4:30AM 199. Good enough for Bigfoot. Wait. Maybe too fast drop? Maybe should check again? Maybe already checking too much. Maybe more important sleep. Yes. Sleep. Try sleep.

Try calm brain down, fall back sleep by count blessings—Bigfoot basically living Precious Moments figurine—but unable get past “I’m grateful he’s alive.” Seriously? Bigfoot scold self. That’s it? Remember three other mildly snoring, warm, beloved persons (well, 2 persons, 1 dog) under roof. Why not count more blessings? Can’t. Brain can’t get past The Blessing: alive. Alive, alive, alive.

After Alive, brain switch directly into badnesses: “you’re going to forget to mail the thank you notes” and “you should only eat soup for a month” and “just because your mammogram was OK last week, doesn’t mean you don’t have cancer now” and “you suck! You can’t even count your blessings right!” Try again.

Alive. Then “we missed trash night” and “everything is a mess!” and “you wear that sweater every day” and “this pillow smells funny” and “no one will want to visit you when you’re elderly because you’re going to have so many crazy whiskers!” Flip pillow. Different smells funny. Rrrrrgh!

Then today read A Night in the Life. Feel normal. Feel like ahhhhh. Feel same happy as 1989 when find out use same lie-weight on college application as BFF. (Very realistic @135.) Finally, finally monkey-gerbil stop racing squeaky wheel in brain.



  1. laura · December 30, 2012

    sorry – will finish reading later – crying – the picture and “The Blessing”. (freakin’ sneaky, buried, lingering grief)


    • Katy · December 30, 2012

      it’s not going to live up to that!


      • fourdays22d · December 30, 2012

        all better. I only have to add why do I always find the whiskers at work where I proceed to contort my face for an embarrasing amount of time tautening the crap out of what can only be the beginning of glorious jowls in an attempt after deperate attempt to yank that sucker with my bare hands.

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  2. ZW · December 30, 2012

    1. Fuck winter break. She’s been going to bed 140 and waking up 280. All week. I’ve switched insulins out, everything. No dice. Today we thought she might have pink eye, I’m blaming it on that.

    2. Every time I cough and/or have a pain in my boob I think it is cancer.

    3. I had laser on my whiskers and they came back. THEY CAME BACK WITH A VENGEANCE.


    • Katy · December 30, 2012

      ha ha ha!

      sorry about the pink eye.


  3. Robin Jingjit · December 30, 2012

    How nightmarish. What do you do the next day on nights you just never get to go to sleep like this?


    • Katy · December 30, 2012

      act like a pathetic jerk the next day, write, and complain.


  4. Dolores · December 30, 2012

    Omg … My very favorite blog mentioned me! … Hope your sleeping in and not reading this comment


    • Katy · December 30, 2012

      oh, come on.


      • Dolores · December 30, 2012

        No lie! … And btw I weigh 135 lbs too


      • Katy · December 30, 2012

        By 135 do you mean 142? And by 142 I mean 145.


  5. Robin Jingjit · December 30, 2012

    I’m just re-reading this and WHY did you have to put your weight on your college application? I realize lying on driver’s license weight is normal behavior and a right of passage for every young woman, but why do they even need to know how much you weigh on a college application???


  6. cbwinchild · December 31, 2012

    lack of sleep does horrible things to the brain.


    • Katy · December 31, 2012

      I resemble that comment.


  7. shannon · January 8, 2013

    you had me at the altered precious moments figurine.

    your middle o’ the night monkey brain sounds eerily similar to mine. sometimes i’m having those thoughts and i can actually hear my kid’s pet mouse running on his wheel and it just adds to the sensation of my mind running nowhere fast.


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