Waking Up Laughing

I woke up laughing this morning. A guy in my dream made a joke, and I laughed and laughed until I was awake. I couldn’t believe it. It was 5:45 in the morning, and I just couldn’t stop laughing. It’s never happened to me before, and I’ll probably talk about it all day. Does this happen to people often? It was awesome — this wave of glee when you find that you’ve just laughed yourself awake? Multiply it by the sun coming through the window and the arms of your partner wrapped around you. Add to it the soft mews…

moving = stress bomb

I can’t stop eating. This has happened before. Pre-Peace Corps I ate everything in site with, of course, the rational that I wasn’t going to get to eat my favorite foods for some years. I gained twenty pounds in two months. Before I left I didn’t have a pair of pants that fit, and for the entire plane ride to Armenia I had my pants unbuttoned. Now I’m moving across the country. Last night my mother made a pie consisting mostly of cream cheese and condensed milk, and while it is my favorite pie in the world, that is no…