Monday, January 04, 2016

Image description: A notepad with 'Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two ..." by Winnie the Pooh written on it.
 It's going to be hard setting the alarm tonight.

For the first time in over two decades, Joe and I took some significant time off during the holidays. We had 14 days off! I had trouble for the first couple of days not sneaking on to my work emails and doing stuff but after that, I conquered that challenge and just enjoyed the time off.

Along with having time off, my power chair broke down. I have a replacement scooter, as you know, but it's range is limited and, now, it's showing it's age. It wasn't meant to be used daily over an extended period. It's 10 or12 years old after all. So, I had time off and I was curtailed by my mobility devices.

It was like I was compelled to rest.

And so I did.

For those who know me well, you will be shocked to know that there were days I slept in until 8:30! The first time this happened I sat on the edge of the bed stunned. I never sleep in past 6! On top of that there were days that Joe and I decided, in mid afternoon, that a nap was called for - a NAP! We'd lie down, read a bit, and then wake up an hour or so later.

We had no ambitions.

Nothing that we desperately wanted or needed to do.

So we went on whims. If the will took us, we did. If it didn't, we said, 'forget it.'

It was nice.

Really nice.

So, now I've got to set an alarm. I've got to go back to work. I'd like to say I'm ready for it. In fact I know I am. But still ...



ABEhrhardt said...

I didn't wake up until after 9:30 this morning. Unfortunately, it is because I have gotten into the horrible habit of going to bed at 2AM.

Hope you're going back to work refreshed - and that chair repair or replacement is happening fast. Winter + chair problems = not being able to get to work. Or getting there already tireder than you should be at that point.

Happy 2016.

Anonymous said...

One of my mother's favorite expressions is: "I get to do it." It has helped me to realize that there are things that I can do that many can't. Or, how fortunate I am at times to be able to choose not to do something. I'm glad you and Joe had a little of both. Hope the holidays will hold some sweet memories, chair & toilet aside. As for work - "you get to do it".

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear of you guys having rest and relaxation. You work so hard!!!