I’ve heard people say that sitting at a desk working on a computer all day “isn’t real work”. (I would love to have them do my job for a day.) To them work is only work if it involves physical labor. If that is the case someone needs to tell my tired brain that at the end of a work day. I gotta tell you…at the end of a long work day I often feel like my mental processes are ready to take a back seat. Often I just want to veg out and not really think about anything, like what to cook for dinner or household chores that need done. That’s what weekends are for right?
On the flip side, my husband works a very physical, hard labor job and when he comes home he is exhausted. His body often aches and it’s all he can do to keep his eyes open. (Or, worse…he’s suffering from insomnia and can’t sleep no matter how tired he is). He often spends Saturday sleeping off and on all day to try and catch up on his sleep leaving Sunday’s as our only real day together where we are both feeling at our optimal.
It kind of sucks.
It definitely makes it hard to stay focused on each other. So….even though my hubby is curled up on the couch sleeping….I’m curled up close to him reading, writing, watching movies and simply enjoying his presence next to me. I guess in its is way this is a truly relaxing weekend. Would I rather be out doing something enjoying the sunshine? Yes, but I wouldn’t give up this time with him for anything.
Have you ever been in a situation where someone else created a problem and it becomes YOUR problem to come up with a solution and make it work for everyone involved? Oh, and could we add in the additional pressure of a short time line to get the problem resolved and the inability to spend any money to make any of the possible solutions happen? Lets just top it off with about 25 people all looking at you for the answers and lets just make sure that you are so busy you can hardly think straight let alone be “creative and thinking outside the box”. Yep, this is my life for the last couple of days and the resolution has to be in place and completely rock solid by Friday at 10:00 am.
It’s amazing how many emotions you can go through in a day when you are in the middle of this kind of a situation. I’m honest enough to say that all those emotions haven’t been exactly “sunshine and roses” and there have definitely been times when I thought people would be able to see steam rolling out of my ears but I will say there is something very satisfying about figuring things out and pulling all the scattered pieces together.
I realize I am being paid to handle these kinds of situations but there are times when I wonder why, exactly, I have signed on to accept so much stress in my life. Late nights, early mornings, and the cycle goes on and on. No matter why I have chosen this path, the fact remains that I have and those aggravating components of crazy situations like I’ve been dealing with lately won’t go away without some dedicated focus. So I guess rather than deliberately avoiding the little gremlins that popped up this evening to make my 10:00 am Friday deadline even more difficult I should quit blogging and get back to it.