Great. Now I think I may have pulled my solar plexus! Is that even possible? Not sure if it’s the result of the heavy weights I’ve been lifting, stress, or some mysterious bug but it feels as though I’ve taken a sucker punch to the stomach. Curiously though, only when I apply pressure to the area. I know, I know. So don’t apply pressure to the area. Gotcha.
Well, I spent most of today researching and number-crunching in preparation for my upcoming fantasy football league draft. As you know, my Snow Monkeys are still smarting from last year’s disappointing season but are poised to make a big run THIS season. Just as soon as I draft a team. Anyway, I sat down and started going over the various statistics when Akemi and I got home from the farmer’s market this morning. I figured I’d work for a little while before breaking for lunch. I was partway through my Top 30 running backs when Akemi poked her head in from the next room and asked me when I’d be having lunch. ”It’s still early,”I told her. ”No, it’s not,”she said, pointing out the time. Holy crap! I thought I’d only been at it twenty minutes. It was closer to an hour and a half!
And while most of my afternoon was dedicated to draft strategy and the comparison of positional performances over the past two years, Akemi was in the kitchen trying her hand at gnocchi…
We are BOTH exhausted.
Hey, you’ll be pleased/ambivalent to hear that I may have a solution to my dog-sitting problem. As most of you know, I have three small dogs who, while very smart, are unable to fend for themselves if I ever leave town. In the past, it wasn’t a problem because I had a dedicated dog-sitter who stayed at the house with them while I was away. Unfortunately, said dog-sitter has moved on, leaving me dog-sitter-less…with a Tokyo trip pending. It’s been surprisingly difficult finding a replacement willing to live out of my house for two weeks, drink my liquor, watch television and movies in my basement home theater AND get paid for it. But I may have finally found someone – my sister! IF she can swing it. The plan is to fly her and a friend over from Montreal for those two weeks. And problem solved!
Until I go visit my sister for Christmas.