It’s a couple minutes before six in the morning and I’m about to go back to bed. Had this day gone the way it was supposed to, I’d currently be in the front passenger seat of a friend’s car, with three other friends wedged in the back, on the way to the south side to perform Macbeth for a bunch of high school students. But nature had other plans, and we’re taking a snow day. As much as I could use the money, this really could not have timed out better. I have a lovely cold brewing in my chest and sinuses, and from the moment my alarm went off (at 4:30 this morning) I have wanted nothing more than to burrow under some blankets and forget about the world for a while.

I will get to that shortly. Getting back to sleep after I’ve woken up is not something that comes easily to me. So, after the rush of getting ready to leave, I’m now taking the time to decompress a little by typing my first post in my new WordPress-powered blog. I’d been using Blogger for the past eight years, but I figured it was time to haul myself into the current decade and figure out how this whole WordPress thing works. Plus, I couldn’t help but notice how many employers these days are looking for people with some familiarity with the platform. I figured it couldn’t hurt. So far I like it a lot.

Okay. Fatigue and chills are settling back over me. Time to slouch off back to bed.