One of the cats went on a crazy streak at around 5am, waking me up with all sorts of crashing and banging noises. I stumbled out to find him knocking over everything he could on a shelf in the bathroom, at which point he darted out as fast as he could between my legs leading to a (in retrospect, anyways) fairly funny chase around my (small) house. I think he thought it was fun; my own tired brain was just annoyed. Once I finally did catch up to him and get him calmed down, I really didn't know what to do with him other than pet him until he calmed down a bit.
Then P. was up at 7am to get ready for school, and he hit the floor running. He was chatty and happy and moving all around .. and I was still groggy from getting woken up four hours into my own sleep (nothing worse than having sleep interupted; it's often worse than not sleeping I find). I made breakfast and drove him to school in a mild mind-fog, while he talked the entire 20 minute drive in to school without pause or stop, until I finally got my hands on some coffee and begun to woke up a bit more with the rising sun.
Back home I went and looked quickly at a used car I'm considering purchasing to go along with the move to the new city. When I came back some guy snatched a bag off of a parcel company delivery woman, but did so right in front of a half dozen guys along the block I live on who then all gave chase. I was not so foolish and simply decided to let the police handle it; didn't feel like getting shot or stabbed today, thank you very much. They caught him, and held him until the police arrived. I swear, in Canada even the criminals are nicer; I've lived places where chasing a guy who just robbed someone was a great way to cut your own life short.
In between all that, I worked up an email for kde-core-devel and the freedesktop.org xdg@ mailing lists about the new system tray .. uhm .. system. :) I also fixed up a handful of bugs in our implementations and now kmix is working pretty well identically to how it has in the past, only with less suckage.
Between the hard work of Marco, my tinkerings and Davide helping port various apps as test cases we have the whole thing working rather flawlessly at the moment. The Plasma bits are all in kdebase for 4.3 already, and we hope to have a good number of apps ported using a small separate library so that we don't have to commit to binary compatibility in the protocol or the API until 4.4 while still allowing us to get developer and user feedback during the 4.3 series.
Now we wait for the feedback, and hopefully action, from other developers both in the KDE community as well as in others such as Enlightenment, GNOME, XFCE, LXDE and other projects engaged with freedesktop.org.