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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

One thing about my husband going out of state for a while is that I always do this.  I love keeping my own schedule, eating and sleeping when I WANT TO – not when I HAVE TO.  What a difference that makes.  Unbelievably, I usually get a lot accomplished too although many times I wish I had more time.  I don’t think I’ve crawled in bed before 3 AM the whole time he’s been gone.  If there’s one thing I hate, it’s almost finishing something and having to stop to go to bed.  That drives me crazy, so I’ll stay up the extra hour or half hour to get finished and then go to bed when it’s up to me.

Rotisserie chicken on a bed of spinach with tomatoes, green onions, carrots, celery, cranberries and toasted almonds - Yum!

I’ve been craving salads since I’m only making dinner for myself.  The salad I had the other night was so yummy and fit for a king.  I had to take a picture of it.  Usually on an ordinary day I find myself fixing two different meals (or I should say side dishes) because my husband isn’t as fond of veggies as I am.  In fact, he downright hates veggies and accuses me of making his salads too big.  In my book – he needs something green and nutritious.  How can people survive without that?

In addition, I can eat this salad at 9 PM, 10, or 11.  There’s no one here to tell me not to and to keep me on track of a “normal” person’s schedule.  And a salad, or any other meal, wouldn’t be as nice without my glass of chardonnay to top off the day after the blasted heat and slaving away on my projects.


I’m trying to make headway of organizing for the move and also taking advantage of the schedule I set out for myself daily.  Wouldn’t you do the same thing?  I really wish this situation would last ten weeks instead of ten days.  But I guess I’ll need to be saved from myself after ten days.  After all, how long can you survive on three hours of sleep a night?


  1. Your independence is craving to come out! Which I don't blame it. You need to do more for yourself and think and do for yourself my friend! ;-)

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I'm sure you've got that right. It's just tough when you have a husband who is a fanatic about keeping schedules. He isn't away long or often, but I hate to waste one minute of that time sleeping. I'm pathetic that way. But on these rare ocassions I do keep my schedule the way I want it. I didn't go to bed until 5 AM this morning. I always wear myself out, but I guess it's worth it to me since I keep doing it.

      I should be working on my book but when I'm home I'm going through closets, making trips to Goodwill, etc without a hovering presence over my shoulder. I wish I knew how to accomplish more in such a short period of time.



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