A Short Post

This is going to be a short post because I am about as tired as I can get without falling asleep. I am just waiting for a decent time to go to bed without feeling like a seven year old.

Work has been grueling. Today was my Friday and I am so glad because if I had to work tomorrow I probably would have to call in sick even though I am not physically sick but weary and edging on depression. I am doing all the right things, sleeping well, eating right, exercising (though I didn’t today), taking my supplements, meditating and practicing Mindfulness. These things that come naturally to most can be really hard for me sometimes. Days where it takes all my mental, physical and emotional energy to just live like a normal person. At work today and yesterday I was working in a senior’s facility instead of working in private households so I was working with a team instead of by myself. There were 8 of us all together and the staff room is very small. It gets very loud and there is so much going on. My Highly Sensitive personality has trouble processing it all and it was so exhausting. By the time my shift ended today I could barely make it to my car and I don’t remember driving home. I pulled of my scrubs and got into my pajamas and crawled into bed. I was so keyed up I couldn’t sleep but just shivered from either the cold or exhaustion. I must have drifted off because I do feel rested now.

My daughter has her boyfriend over and this is where I enjoy having a daughter. She prefers to be at home and because her curfew is before dark they hang out here. And he is a fine boy. He is so polite and kind. He has such a gentle heart. He was raised by just his Mama and has only seen his father once in the last 15 years. People often say that children need a mother and a father but it simply isn’t true. They just need to be surrounded by love. This is my daughter’s first real boyfriend and I could not have chosen a nicer young man for her. Seriously, it brings tears to my eyes because he is just a good kid. I met his mama and she is down to earth and funny and is a woman that doesn’t take any shit from her sons. They have so much respect for her.

Well, this was supposed to be a short post and yet here I am four paragraphs later. Tomorrow is my day off and I have physio. My shoulder is about 90% better. I can lift again and almost have my full range of motion back. If it is nice tomorrow I will do some housework and rake up about half a million leaves in our back yard from Moses, the old oak tree. And I intend to sleep in! Oh, joy! Getting up at 6/6:30 is not fun. Even the birds are not up that early this time of the year.

I bought a Set For Life ticket where you can win $1000/week for 25 years. I did not win but I did win a free ticket. There is still hope that I can retire early and sleep in every single day.

13 thoughts on “A Short Post

  1. Sleep in tomorrow and enjoy the day.

    This came from my service bulletin Friday night:

    Finding true joy is the hardest of all spiritual tasks. If the only way to make yourself happy is by doing something silly, do it.
    –Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav

    Thanks for the cute Halloween graphic and sweet dreams to you.

  2. Word press must be eating comments.

    This came from my service bulletin Friday night:

    Finding true joy is the hardest of all spiritual tasks. If the only way to make yourself happy is to do something silly, do it.
    –Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav

    Sweet dreams and thanks again for the cute Halloween graphic.

  3. Dear Birdie, I have been feeling very tired and depressed over the last few days, so I totally comprehend! Enjoy your time off, do whatever makes you happy and don’t stress over it. I haven’t been sleeping well for quite some time now and this means I am up late some nights. Then when I finally fall asleep I have very vivid and detailed dreams…some good, some not so good and I find waking up from my sleep a challenge after these dreams. Sending you a warm hug and much love.

  4. Sweet dreams.
    Unfortunately commitments will keep me up for at least another four hours. I sooooo want to go to bed.
    I am really glad to hear your shoulder is much better, and love that your daughter’s first boyfriend is such a nice young man.

  5. Time change is really hard for some of us. And so is season change. Double whammy! I’m really glad to hear about your daughter’s boyfriend though. Sounds like a lovely guy. Enjoy your day off. Don’t work too hard. Okay?

  6. Kudos to your girl for choosing a nice young man. My girl too, is seeing a young man raised almost entirely by his mother, and he is a lovely soul, so considerate. I agree with you. Love is the key.

  7. It’s great that your daughter has found a nice young man with a good mama!
    Housework and raking need to be done here as well.. yet, here I sit. *sigh*

  8. When I read the title and then looked at the post, I figured you had more to say than you thought. I don’t know how you do your job. It has to be so difficult. I can’t imagine it. How wonderful that you think so highly of your daughter’s boyfriend. I’m glad that your shoulder is feeling better. I hope it continues. I guess we’ll all be raking leaves soon. Most of ours are still on the trees, but they are getting pretty and colorful.

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