Good Monday morning friends. I am writing this from my car dealership in Knoxville where I am getting my oil changed and my tires rotated. Who gets their oil changed at 7:00 AM on a Monday morning? Me that’s who. It’s quiet and I’m usually the first one here. I love it!!!
My maintenance required light and tire rotation has been coming on for a little bit. I knew I was due an oil change and tire rotation but just kept putting it off until after Christmas.
So here I am at the Nissan dealership at 7:15 AM to get this taken care of. Mark and I have a trip to Nashville this week for a routine checkup for Mark at Vanderbilt. That is about a four hour drive each way for us. I wanted to get the maintenance taken care of before we went. You know I am a procrastinator, nuff said. I had to leave my house at 6:15 to get here when they opened. I scheduled online before I left the house.
So I am sitting in the dealership waiting for my car. It’s not so bad I have coffee, snacks a huge TV, and about an hour of uninterrupted knitting. Heck I may just move in!!!!
Back to the weekend. You know from my previous blog post that I always pick a word for the year. I am not a big one for making New Year’s resolutions but I always pick a word for the year. My word for this year was discovery. I discovered something really important this weekend. It’s something I already knew but it really hit home over the weekend. It is SLEEP. My weekend was very strange because my sleeping was all jacked up.
It started Friday night when I couldn’t sleep. This threw me into feeling tired all day on Saturday. Mark and I went to the Assisted Living Village, where his mom is, for a visit and to take some supplies. I also took down all of her Christmas decorations and put up a Valentine wreath on her door. We got back home around 5:00. I had been reading a great book so I decided to lie down on the bed to read for a little bit. So delicious. You see where this is going right? I fell asleep and didn’t wake up until 9:00 PM!!!! I couldn’t believe it. My Saturday night was gone! I know I am not a social Diva with lots to do on Saturday night but I do love my Saturday nights doing whatever I want. I felt like it was wasted. Now if I had been really smart I would have just gone back to bed for the night. But no. I got up and started watching a couple of movies. I had some snacks. I finally went back to bed at 2:30 AM. I then overslept and didn’t get up until 7:30 AM on Sunday morning. People that is really late for me. I felt terrible. My body felt out of sync all day. I drank coffee and it didn’t help. The only thing that remotely brought me back to life was walking the babies outside in the crisp winter air. There is something to be said about getting outside and enjoying nature. Especially when you are in a FUNK!!!
Look at my Molly girl she is getting old you can see the white on her muzzle.
Scruffy always up for a walk and an adventure.
This is Molly and Scruffy together. It is really hard to get a pic of them together.
So I guess my first word and discovery for the year is to remind myself just how much sleep I need. Thank you very much. After the walk with the fur babies I started feeling a little more like myself. I made sure I went to bed early and drank plenty of fluids, that really seems to help no matter what, and I am sort of kind of feeling back to the old me. Good or bad or whatever.
How has your New Year been going? No matter what always remember.
Love your day your way!!!!