So: get up, go

Motivation isn’t at an all-time high today. My “get up” is kind of gone. An extremely long day with a full work day plus a delayed three-hour flight then another long day with a delayed three-hour flight made waking up at 5 am for the also  3G Network’s walk really tough. Not even sure that they appreciated their walk since they too are very tired (and are all snoring).

sleepy George (photo taken by Bruce)

sleepy George looks like I feel                       (photo taken by Bruce)

Days like these are not my smartest, nor are they my swiftest. Problem-solving and creative solutions don’t come as easily as usual. So I’ve been puttering around, trying to jumpstart my brain. So far, it’s not working. Today’s a day when even the simplest tasks can get screwed up or take three times as long. I’ll have to be very careful and over think everything. Right now, I’m not even sure that I’m stringing these sentences together in a coherent way.

Now, I could go back to bed for a little while and show up at the office around noon. No one would blink an eye at receiving an email from me saying I’ll be in late. No problem taking a couple of hours for myself. But I need to “go”. I have stuff to do, people to see, meetings to attend. Clients that are expecting me to do my job to keep their projects going.

So I will putter for a bit longer. Today is supposed to be warmer so I’ll uncover the garden before I leave. Unpack my suitcase. Gather up all the papers and work stuff I collected yesterday. Take a long shower and let the water bring me back to life — like a parched plant in on a hot Texas afternoon. Break my “rule” about only having 2 cups of coffee a day.

With that plan, I should be awake by lunchtime. If you need my input or an important decision made, you might want to check with me then.


2 thoughts on “So: get up, go

  1. I admire your pluck. Very hard to resist turning over and going back to sleep when you feel the way you do. And it wouldn’t be like you don’t deserve it. Hope the caffeine works. Think of it this way. You’ll sleep really well, tonight. And on another note. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a dog? You COULD just roll over and go back to sleep.


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