Excuses, excuses

So I've gotten no writing done this week because I've been reading like crazy (#1).  But two of the books I read were as a beta reader, so I even learned more about my craft (#2).  It was really fun to be able to read these books and feel like I was helping another author like me.  Hopefully they will be willing to help when I finally finish my manuscript. 
I have been brainstorming some amazing ideas though (#3).  Well I think there amazing.  Somehow ideas that come to me at midnight (when most of my ideas come) sometimes don't make as much sense in the light of day.  Maybe it's because I don't remember them quite right (#4). 
Anyway if this post doesn't shine a bright light into the recesses of my mind that are usually quite dark...I don't know what will ;)