Late Nights & Good News
One of the perks of owning your own job is that you get to set your own hours. One of the downfalls of owning your own job is that you get to set your own hours. I have this cycle that I work through pretty much every month. I get up early and work until late at night. I’ll do this several times until I pretty much can’t help but sleep in the next day. Then, either because I’m behind or because I have a little more rest than the previous day, I end up staying up even later into the morning hours. Which, you guessed it, results in sleeping in even more after a few days of those hours. Finally, after a couple of weeks, I get to that point where I’m working away at 4:00 a.m. and I have to decide if I’m going to sleep for two hours and then come back home and take a nap or if I’m going to swallow the jagged little pill of sleep deprivation and just stay up until that evening in an attempt to reset the internal clock. Well, as the circumstances have it, that’s where I’m at tonight. I did grab a nap for a couple hours, but I’ve been up since yesterday and I’m starting to feel tired. Now to fight the urge to stay up a little longer, and just haul my butt to bed. (after I finish the blog)
I’ve had a pretty great day though. I got caught up on my Bible reading plan, which was a couple days behind. Some days I neglect it, and that’s not cool, but I deleted the “I’m Perfect” blog post a long long time ago and replaced it with the “Work In Progress” post.
After dropping Breanna off from school, I finished another chapter in one of the books I’m working on. Wendy read it and gave me the, “I love it!” stamp of approval which resulted in my doing internal cartwheels but all the while keeping it cool with my morning stoic persona. For those who don’t know her, Wendy pulls no punches with her critiques, and I have found ego pulling itself off of the mat in a dazed stupor after being knocked completely out by her ruthless opinion. The brutal honestly though always makes the compliments that much sweeter. I think it was Thomas Edison that said something along the lines of, “I don’t want any ‘yes’ people around me. I want to be surrounded with people who will really tell me what they think. Even if it costs them their job.” (paraphrase from memory) (you can correct me if you have a more accurate version and I’ll change it… – we’ll work on your need to be right later)
Today I also had some great news from the team whose website I’ve been working on. The Grace & Strength Lifestyle – They’ve enlisted my help again with some awesome new developments they’re in the process of launching on their website. (Thank you Ric and Cyndi!!!!)
To top my day off, I was able to have a long conversation with Casey, my brother in Wisconsin. It’s amazing, you spend your early years as mortal enemies, and then your adult years as the closest of friends. I was telling my oldest daughter the other day that the day will come in life where she’ll want to talk to someone who really understands her and the place that she is coming from, and no one will understand her like the sister who grew up with the same parents and suffered all of the same terrible injustices as she did at the hands of Wendy and Me. (hopefully a few perks in there too) I absolutely cherish beyond words the friendship of my brothers and sister. Their lives have, by example, magnified my perception of God, and continue to do so every time that I contemplate His promise that He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
The God-Life is Good!