How is it possible that I feel so much better on a MONDAY than I did on a SATURDAY!?!? The only thing that I can attribute it to is that I actually got some sleep this weekend. First there was the 5 hour nap on Saturday and then I actually got about 8 hours Saturday night and into Sunday. I even got a full 8 hours sleep on Sunday into Monday, despite the Margarita Sunday festivities I attended (margarita's rock!). I am still a bit restless but my ability to concentrate is much improved...which is a good thing since I have 2 papers and 4 finals left to do in a 2 week timespan. I am planning to push myself through it and party it up when I go to Stockton for Shawney's birthday (and christie's show) on 05/20/06. Then after that I have the one year anniversary of my rebirth as an independent woman. I am going to celebrate this with a 5 day weekend and our annual memorial day camping trip. It is hard to believe that it has been a year already. I can definitely see a drastic improvement in all areas of my life, and I am thankful that I am able to look back with a minimum of regrets.
Before I can get to the 5 day weekend or the party weekend I am going to have to get through not only school but also the first mother's day weekend without my grandmother. It seems that the weather cleared up just in time for us to spread her ashes which, while appropriate, is definitely going to put some extra emotional strain on the family. Wish us luck :-)