If we were having coffee I would begin by saying I am so happy spring is finally here! The weather has improved and I am hoping the snowy weather is gone until October. I can’t be sure though because Colorado weather is crazy and I have seen it snow here in June so who knows, but I do hope.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been so exhausted this past week. I haven’t been sleeping well, I never do really but this past week was bad. I fell asleep quickly but I am a light sleeper and every sound from my girlfriend sneezing, to the cats jumping up on things, to outside sounds from the neighborhood wake me up every night. Once I am It is rare that I sleep more than 4 hours at a time. So I had to buy some ear plugs and take some melatonin in order to sleep but by then the week was already more than half over. I felt good Friday, that was about it.
What’s really going to suck is I am going to be even more exhausted this week. My girlfriend starts working the early shift and since we work at the same place and have just one car I will be going in with her at 4:30 in the morning. Either that or I will be taking the bus in so I can squeeze in another hour of sleep. BUT I am trying to think of this as an opportunity. See no one else is really at work at that time so I could use that time for writing. I just don’t know if my brain will be awake enough to get any writing done.
But that’s what coffee was made for though, right?
If we were having coffee I would tell you that because I was so exhausted I wasn’t able to write nearly as much as I had wanted to last week. I always hope to write enough to get ahead on blog posts but I never get more than a day or two ahead. In my defense my job does take up a lot of my time but I could do better and this past week I had extra work. Add to that the lack of sleep and things got really bad.
I had hoped to start working on next month’s A to Z Challenge posts too but that didn’t happen either. I was able to settle on a theme, and get post ideas for every day, and I just have a little bit more work to do for the images but I still feel so far behind. I plan to just write little posts for each letter, nothing more that 500 words, but I also plan to keep up with my regular post schedule too. I still want to write these coffee posts, and my Writer’s Quote Wednesday posts, and whatever else, so I really need to get it together and get those posts written.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I continue to fail at finding time to meet my reading goals as well. I am hoping to use that previously mentioned extra time I will have in the mornings for reading too. Hell, I might use it solely for reading. Two extra hours a day to read means I could finish a book every week or two, which is exactly where I would like to be. I have a growing stack of books that have yet to be read and I feel ashamed every time I look at them.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading at all. Even though I am behind in reading books I have picked up several magazines over the last few months including my usual favorites, Scientific American and Mental Floss, and some new ones like New Philosopher, Writer’s Digest, and Creative Nonfiction. So my brain is getting some sort of stimulation but unfortunately my goal was to read 24 books this year so I am still behind on paper.
If we were having coffee I would say thank you for taking some time to listen to me vent. I have to get going though because the house is a mess and I have to visit with my family in a few hours. I do hope you have a good rest of the day. Enjoy it because Monday will be here before you know it.
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