Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Maybe I could phone it in ...
Basically, I dislike telephones very much. I consider them a necessary evil. When I'm on the phone, I like to take care of business and then hang it up. Don't wanna linger. Don't wanna shoot the shit.
I also have very odd sleeping habits. I never sleep more than about 5 hours on any given night. I go to bed about 10pm, watch a little TV then go to sleep by 11pm. So I'm up and fully awake by 4 o'clock-ish. But because I don't get enough nightime sleep, I love to take a nap during the afternoon. I get that nap as often as possible. It can be a 15-minute power nap or as long as 40 or 45 minutes. I just need to rest my eyes and my brain (what's left of it).
My problem is that the few people who call me, do so between 3pm - 5pm. That is the part of the afternoon I earmark for my nap time. What seems like every friggin' day, the phone rings 2, 3 or 4 times while I'm trying to nap. So I give up trying to sleep. Then I find it very difficult to stay up until 10pm. So I wake up earlier in the morning after my 4-5 hours sleep. A viscious, viscious cycle.
So now you're thinking I should just unplug or turn off the phones while trying to nap. Ahhhhh, but you're forgetting one thing ....... I'm a sick person who doesn't think right.
I hate missing phone calls.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I have begun a new program of unplugging my home phone and turning off my cell phone while trying to nap
that Mom's nursing-home room is now inhabited only by her, for the foreseeable future
that she has the $$$$ to pay for that private room -- the part that isn't covered by insurance
for the nice (and very slow) walk we took yesterday at the nursing home and she actually waved HI to other residents
for 2 very fine AA meetings yesterday
that I was able to pass up an opportunity to satisfy my inherent need to be right, choosing instead to remain happy by not taking someone's inventory**
for the Lassie video below this post
that with a little bit of thought, I'll have an idea for HNT tomorrow
YOU DON'T FALL OFF A BUILDING WHEN YOU'RE STANDING IN THE MIDDLE.
My Mind Is Out To Get Me
** new behavior