All afternoon and evening I've been feeling very restless. I'm a little tired of being stuck here in Dalton, but I don't have enough energy to go an do anything about it. I've run out of things to talk about with my parents. I'm really tired of seeing episodes of "Trading Spaces" (my sister's obsession). I'm not able to concentrate on any work, and I keep coughing even though I've not got much left to cough up. I miss Tivo. I miss the Alamo Drafthouse. I keep going back to the same websites, looking for new posts and something to distract me. I've read Slashdot fifteen times today. I've posted answers to "stupid user" questions on the TapWave developer forums. I've even contemplated checking my email account at work again.
My sister headed to Atlanta earlier this afternoon after a late lunch/early dinner at Dalton's Cracker Barrel restaurant. The menu had been updated since my last visit; it now notes that several of their vegetable sides are not "strictly vegetarian". For example, the green beans, pinto beans, and hash brown casserole are all prepared in the "traditional Southern style".
Maybe this will all pass in my sleep tonight and I'll wake up feeling OK again. I know things will be better; the trend has been good, but this "almost OK" phase just feels worse than "definitely not OK" since its so indefinite.