One of my brothers gave me some advice when I saw him almost 2 weeks ago. “Work for as long as you possibly can.” He said he fell apart once he retired. I have been thinking about this. Seriously considering. The major difference between he and I? His work was his life. He was very successful, and that is really what he did. He did not fish, he did not hunt, he did not garden, he did not dance, he did not collect stamps, what he did was work and make lots of money. That is certainly not my style, but then again, I should not dismiss his advice because of our differences (I would never listen to anyone if I did that)!
On a day like today, I would like to call in retired. “Hello boss? I won’t be in today, or the rest of my life. I’m tired.”
I am having great difficulty getting enough sleep. I set the alarm for 4:30 each morning so that I can work out for an hour and a half. That’s very good. What’s not good is that I do not get to bed at 8:00 p.m. like I plan. Last night I was in bed and asleep by 8:30, but the phone rang at 9, and I answered it. After I got off the phone, I was so wound up about the Rome trip, I couldn’t sleep. At about midnight, I turned off the alarm. But I have a kitty, and she likes to wake me up between 4 and 4:30 each morning.
My neighbor took the gate of my fence apart. I begged her not to when she said she was thinking of doing it. But she did it anyway. She ruined it of course, and it needs to be completely reconstructed. She bought the supplies, and I did not offer to reimburse her. She is working on that every night when I get home from work. Every night I tell her I cannot help her, and every night, I end up helping her. I really hate that she did this. She is such a good friend, and our friendship will not end over this, but I told her she has to stop “fixing” my things.
I’m just tired. And I need to give a presentation at 10:15 this morning that I wasn’t informed about until 5 p.m. last night.
Why would I write a whole blog post about being tired? Because I am too tired to do otherwise I guess.