4:17 a.m.

I am awake far too early, laying on the couch illuminated by the laptop while my husband snores next to me. I am wishing our couch were bigger so that we could lay next to one another and not head to head. It might be time for a new couch. I'm thirsty but I'm fearful that drinking something will trick my body into really thinking that we should be awake and there are so many delicious minutes of sleep to be had. Tomorrow, 2 of my 3 siblings will be here and we'll have a mini-celebration of my Mom's 60th birthday. She is going to be apoplectic when she finds out that we got her a laptop. I've eaten at jason's deli three times in two days. I tend to obsess a little with things I like. They had me at half sandwich…and avocado.