Happy Birthday Stephanie

Today was Stephanie’s birthday. She doesn’t invest as much emotion in her birthday as I do in mine, so it’s always tough to know if she’s having a good one. I think she had a good one today though. We went out shopping for a little while and hung out together and we did dinner and then we came home and fell asleep on the couch watching The Lion King on DVD. It wasn’t terribly exciting but I get the impression it was the kind of day she wanted.

I continued to feel sick today, so that was a bit of a downer. I really didn’t want the way I felt to affect her plans. I came to the conclusion that my body, lately at least, feels its best when it’s hungry. My stomach seems to be happier when empty than any other time right now. That’s when I can function.

It does seem like my stomach revolts against me no matter what I eat. Within an hour or so of my meals I start to feel sick. If there’s a long enough space between meals than the sick just moves from my stomach on down into my intestines. But, if there’s not a long enough space I usually end up with my entire digestive system in a shambles. I start to feel like stuff is going to start coming out both ends.

Anyway, that’s enough of that. Today I also did a lot of thinking about this historical/family novel I want to write. I keep thinking it’s about time I got started on it. I do have to pick what I’m going to do for my three interdisciplinary credits for next semester and in our earlier discussions, the head of the program said I could probably do research on my novel for two semesters worth of the interdisciplinary credit. I am really raring to get going on the project. It’s going to drive me nuts if I hold off on it very much longer.