As every day, I had a choice to make today when I woke. Do I get up or stay in bed. Most all the time it’s get up. Even when it’s stay in bed, it’s only for a few minutes, maybe a half-hour. That might not seem like a problem, but the most I sleep at any one time is about 3-5 hours. So most of the time I’m up with about 5 hours of sleep, sometimes less.
Thank goodness there are exceptions to the rule. Today was one of them. I woke a few times but I was so exhausted I would go back to sleep for a few more hours. I think this is the longest I’ve slept in years. Then again my memory is getting shorter so maybe just the last year. I was out for a good 10 hours, maybe 11.
I feel a little guilty sleeping that long but I can say both my mind and body are thankful for that rest and a good signal I should be getting better rest. Of course, this creates problems. Either I cut back on other activities or accomplishments. So today I cut out a lot of things, TV, chores, snacking, and bullshitting. All easy sacrifices but it also impacted my shooting time and blogging time. And those last two I don’t want to cut back on at all.
So finding that balance and sweet spots and picking out some things I just need to throw by the wayside. And that is a good thing to do throughout life. Because if you’re lucky enough to age, you’re going to have to learn about adjustments.
Random Thoughts of the Day
- So what is the total number of shooting deaths we need to have before we can think of the many solutions needed to address the problem?
- Rain is the only sleeping pill I need.
- After spending time with the family on Easter I find myself missing them today as everyone returns to work.
- Once you walk through the doors of a cancer center there is an invisible brick you carry out that is inscribed with the word Fear.