Rising too all the challenges in our lives…or maybe not. Sometimes days are full of one challenge after another, evident by my lack of blog posts lately. Simply put, I have too much on my plate.
The newest, biggest challenge for me is getting to work on time and still having the time and energy to write, read and do the things I enjoy while also doing my chores of cooking, dishes, cleaning, laundry and taking care of the cats, etc.
A stormy desert
Today was a dreary, rainy day here and colder than I’d like. I’m already counting the days until we see 80 again. I don’t do well with cooler temperatures at all and am grateful that we don’t have long winters here. So, as I always say, things could be a lot worse in so many ways. Yet in winter, I really need to remind myself of this all the time.
Naturally, the day got off on the wrong track again and I never accomplished what I had intended when I got out of bed today. There’s always tomorrow. I’m off work so maybe I can get a few things done.
Inside the Mad Pita restaurant
Hubby wanted to make a few stops today so, instead of staying home to do chores, I went along. We decided to stop at the Mad Pita to enjoy gyros sandwiches as a late lunch about 3 PM. We love that place and haven’t been there in quite a while. While waiting for our sandwiches, we watched a poor man with tremors trying to eat his lunch. It brought to my mind a couple of my friends with Parkinsons. I was thankful I’m not in that situation and made a mental note to send a short message to them to let them know they’re in my thoughts.
That lunch ended up being our dinner when another friend, who is computer illiterate, stopped by. She needed help filling out some forms for a job I helped her apply for a while back. I’m so glad she’ll be working and hope she’ll stick with it because she really needs to get her act together and get on with her life (she’s going through an ugly divorce). I was happy to help and again I felt fortunate that I could understand things like computers because I know not everyone can wrap their minds around that. Don’t get me wrong, they still frustrate me at times but I don’t let them win, not if I can help it anyway. Attitude is so important in everything you do in life.
I’m way too busy with my job, but it’s fun, the day flies by and I enjoy the extra income. No one’s going to hand you a stack of money on a silver platter. Wouldn’t that be nice?
I’m way behind on my NaNo word count this year, so far. I don’t think I’ll finish by Thanksgiving this time, as I usually do. I’m going to have to kick myself in the rear to finish at all. I seem to be lacking in the motivation department. I’ve been too tired to think clearly enough about my novel. It’s pretty bad to fall asleep when you sit down too long at one time. I’m either getting old, not used to working on my feet and talking all day long, not sleeping well or enough, or maybe a combo of all those. My dear sister, Tedo, I know how you feel. She’s always falling asleep when she sits down.
Of course, I have to mention my cats. My furry friends are my constant companions, but sometimes I wish Koki wouldn’t sleep on my legs all night. She gives me cramps in my legs and feet, and a backache from lying in one spot all night. This cat knows I’ll never kick her out of bed though, as well as Raven who chews on my head. When it’s cold, they want in the covers with me. Tootie will be back in the bed soon too because she’s doing so much better on her arthritis meds that she can jump up on the couch again by herself. Maybe we won’t even need blankets with three cats in the bed.
Until next time…