Friday afternoon I went home a bit earlier than normal, about three hours before my wife got home. I was thinking I might read or blog or something, but instead I did something a bit out of character – I spontaneously burst into chore mode. I had almost every weekend chore done by dinner time! As a result, I was able to spend far more time than usual relaxing on the weekend, especially Sunday.
Saturday I spent the morning helping out with a charitable rummage sale, but when we returned home I had a quick lunch, read for a bit, and then took a nice power nap. After the nap, I got my planner out and started working on plotting out the next couple of weeks, especially in regards to my upcoming vacation in San Francisco (woo hoo!). Later in the evening, I continued to read the book I’m working on, “Made To Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath, until it was time to fall unconscious.
Sunday morning was a nice leisurely pace with the newspaper, a plate of eggs and bacon, and a nice deep cup of coffee. We went to the gym in the latter part of the morning, and spent the remainder of the day bouncing between birthday parties… with a short reprieve in mid-afternoon for another power nap.
Great, rejuvinating weekend – my batteries are full for the week ahead.
I’m exhausted! It was a terrific day, so much accomplished, life got on track in a lot of ways today – but it’s not even 8PM and I’m thinking strongly about throwing on pajamas and calling it an evening.
On a related note, I’m going to get an hour long massage Friday afternoon. So this weekend I’ll be nice and relaxed for the party we’re having Saturday.
Trying to find balance when it comes to sleep is difficult. There are a number of factors and challenges determining my sleeping habits, which are in varying degrees of my control. My wife, who I prefer to go to sleep with at the same time, is usually tired by nine. Sometimes I stay up anyway and keep working (like tonight), but regardless, I am getting up some time between five and six so we can both get to work on time. Many times distractions and other commitments make this time late at night the only blogging or creative time I have, which is an issue since I usually get tired between nine and ten (note: I am already pretty droopy but shall persevere for another… 79 minutes or so).
I am thinking the solution is to get more control of what’s going on at work so I don’t need to spend so much time there, and can thus spend some morning time prior to work being creative. Or something… I can sustain what I do right now, but I’d really rather not.