Monday, January 4, 2010

Off to an Early Start

I woke up at 4 am this morning ... it was cold in our room and I wrestled the duvet from Fritz who takes up more than his share of the bed considering he is so little. I swear if it had been light enough I would have seen my breath. It was my first day back to work after being off for almost 2 weeks.

My mind started the wind up - a carousel of randam words, concerns and reminders swirling relentlessly ... remember - lunch in the fridge;  card for the cell phone "hands free" on the hall table; send deposit for Africa trip;  is that a snowplough rumbling by?; I never did find my snow brush; too cold for a skirt?

My duel with time lasted until I threw in the towel just after 5:30 and bolted to the shower. No time for lingering until the bathroom is transformed into a steam bath. It's so darn hard to get motivated to get naked on these dark, cold mornings.

When I have been away from work for any length of time I get a surge of nervous energy the night before. But I just hate waking up at 4 am ... too early to get up and often too late to fall back asleep. So that was me today ... sleepy by late afternon, and even sleepier now sitting my the fire.  But the good news is that I started taking mega vitamins (from a very large bottle marked with a best before date that has just recently expired), I went to the gym and I ate loads of veggies today.

I see a good night's sleep in my future. Life is good.


  1. From what I hear- seems like that was the problem around the globe this morning.

    Looks like you're on the right track starting out the year eating right, taking vitamins, and working out.

    Happy 2010!

  2. My mind could'nt hear anymore after the words "send in Africa" deposit. OH BOY!
    oh, but i am sorry about the cold.

  3. I can identify with this Lyn, I've hardly slept worrying about the snow. I work 27 miles from where I live and to get there is over moorland. So despite telling myself I have to look after me more than anything else I've still neurotically being waking up to check on the stuff.
    Which now means no work no pay. But at least I'm in the right place rather than being stranded in my car. As we just don't know how to deal with this weather(we have about 4" at the moment) and so no grit and no snow plough for a while yet today.


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