I felt very tired this weekend and had some nightmares the last couple nights - they go hand in hand. I found myself sleeping in this AM. I don't need an alarm because I don't start work until 11am, but today I realize I may need to start setting it just in case, as I have been known to sleep till 10:45am sometimes! Sleep is so important and I tend to require more than 8 hrs a night. We are not keeping puppy in the laundry room to sleep lately and he has been creeping in my room in the AM to sleep with me for a while. It is quite nice. He came in during the night. It's kind of peaceful. Dad took me to dinner last night. He suggested Indian food which I love and it was quite nice. It's been a long time since someone has taken me to dinner, especially a nice one. R was very poor and considered some fast food places expensive. My last boyfriend took me out very frequently, and sometimes to nice places. I am socially awkward. I just remember what an old friend told me to do when a decade ago I was nervous to go to dinner with my dad (he was coming to town and bringing me my mail when I lived in the big city) - she said to just smile a lot.