Monday, April 13, 2009

The Sliver of Wax

You know how folks will say that they’re burning the candle at both ends? Well, I’m concluding that they fail to mention what that little sliver of wax between those two burning wicks represents. I’m here to school you kids….it represents patience. That’s right; with all that I have going on and the limited hours of sleep I am down for each night, I have a scant amount of patience. I’m afraid I’m not myself; not enjoying my life to the fullest; not being the best partner, friend and parent that I could be. I’m easily irritated by small talk; am often sidetracked by the tiniest distraction and when my head finally hits the pillow, I’m virtually drooling. I have to find some normalcy. I’ve started this process with moving Bruce’s crate from my bedroom – the proverbial move of the baby to his own room – and trying to get in bed each night before midnight. Now it’s time to take the bull by the horns. I need some decent, consistent and deep rest and I need daily exercise. So, here’s my prayer for contentment and my fear that if it doesn’t come soon the sliver will be gone.

On Blast
What is an acceptable timeframe between regenerating and refreshing battery-charging vacations; is there a smart way to gauge when it’s time?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

8 comments:

Ian a.k.a. Darktomahawk said...

Hey "New York" Go get your rest man. Answering your question, I'd say 3-4 days is an acceptable time frame to regenerate.

kennyking78 said...

I used to vacation all of the time, so much to the point that I got tired of traveling and dealing with airports.

I would say take a vacation whenever the time and money permits it. Even if the vacation is taken in your own home.

Don't get too stressed out man. You have a big summer ahead of you!

kennyking78 said...

I mean burned out... not stressed. Sorry.

Nobody not really... said...

You remember when you were in school, you never did it for more than three straight months without a week off, right?

I think the same should exist in the adult life. I've had two vacations already this year, and I see another two or three coming up before the year is up...

Troy N. said...

gauging a vacation is called work. Go when you can afford and go often.

Ty said...

When you figure out the vacation thing, let me know. This is a person who hasn't taken a true vacation in over 4 years, only little escapades. But that is changing this year.

Kyon Saucier said...

Well I always say lay yourslef down before your body puts you down. 'Cause when your body puts you down you usually don't get back up the way you were before.

That Dude Right There said...

You can judge when you need to regenerate when you attitude with others is snappy and also when your body tells you to shut it down.

Vacations don't truly help because you spend time doing too much shit to rest.

Here is what I do. When I get tired, I drop EVERYTHING and take a nap. You should shut the phone off, put the dogs in the cage, tell the friends and family that you can't make it to the party, tell the hubby to take the kid(s), and get that ass in the bed!!!

If you keep running on 4 or 5 hours of sleep, eventually you're going to run into exhaustion and your body will shut down!!