Thursday, February 23, 2012


There are blizzard conditions outside.  In a few minutes, I will walk out of here and stand at a bus stop.  I am not even going to bother doing my hair this morning - it is going in a pony tail.

Yesterday was a bit of a disaster for me.  I had woken up at midnight the night before and stayed awake all night.  I worked for eleven hours yesterday on no sleep.  I had a telephone meeting with a bunch of people who were using a speaker phone.  I couldn't really hear them and their idea of the purpose of that meeting and mine were very different.  But I swear I could HEAR them rolling their eyes at me.  It wasn't good.

I went to Mass at lunch and got ashes.  The Cathedral was absolutely packed.  And many of the people were saying the old responses - that we stopped using at Advent last year.  People love Ash Wednesday.  And that's good.

My boss told me to come in late today.  If it wasn't snowing, I would either drive in or park my car at the nearby park 'n ride and take a later bus.  But I do not want to deal with driving today and I really don't want to end my day by scraping the ice and snow off my car and driving in this.  So, I will take the latest bus out of my neighborhood.  At 6:50.  (maybe I will pray the bus doesn't show up so I can take a snow day?)

I started the week feeling great after a long weekend where I deliberately got a lot of sleep.  Two days in, I am exhausted again.   My hope is that I will get used to it, and that I will continue to find ways to sleep later by preparing at night and by skipping things.

"We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should 'wear the world like a loose garment.' That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep and abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe." - July 16 reading from Twenty-Four Hours a Day


Syd said...

You have had a rough winter. And to have to catch a bus in that--well, I wish that you had a snow day too. Take care. Hope today is a good day.

Lou said...

I have to be rigorously organized to get it all done. I'm in bed by 9:00pm. I function better with the same schedule every day. You'll get used to it, but use down time for YOURSELF when you can get it.

We're supposed to get our blizzard after midnight tonight!

Patty said...

I'm sorry about the sleep thing and the long commute today. Thinking of you fondly today.

Mary LA said...

I hope you get some rest today --

dAAve said...


It's gonna be 86 here today.

Anonymous said...

MC, I had insomnia after a restful long weekend --- last night I caught up and was asleep by 8:30. Hang in there --- Fridays a comin'!

Mary Christine said...

Dave , thats just mean!

Trailboss said...

Our winter in West. Ky. has been an incredibily mild one this year. It has only snowed a couple of times. It's supposed to get up to 70 today which is amazing. Your weather reminds me of winters here when So and I were growing up. We loved the snow days! Hang in there girl!

Have Myelin? said...

I got up at 3 AM, thinking it was 6 AM and took the dog out of course.

No snow. Made coffee. Drank it. When I realized it was 3 AM, I was PO'd (LOL) and went back to bed.

At 6 AM, I got up and found 5" of snow had fallen.

It's still snowing. UGH.

Grace-WorkinProgress said...

Pretty soon you will settle into your new routine and wish for a little more excitement in your life.

Stay warm.

Humans are never happy.