Hmm. Night shift can really mess with sleep schedules.
It's 2:30 am and I'm awake. I had two night shifts, got home in the morning on the 4th and promptly fell asleep for a few hours. The plan was to wake up after that and get turned back around. Well, I made it to six pm before the drowsy eyes caught me.
Then around 11 pm, the wife came in to leave Sweet Pea with me. She caught the Boyo's cold, and is having trouble sleeping as well. The Wife went to round up the dogs, who were running amok out in the frigid cold. Ben can get away with that sort of thing. He's a Kai dog, and double coated. Chilly doesn't affect him much. Holly is still very puppy though, and her coat is still the silky thin stuff. Sadly, she hasn't yet figured out why she gets so cold when she runs around outside too long.
Anyway. Dogs were brought in, Sweet Pea went back with mommy, and I tried to get back to sleep. To no avail. So I decided to write some. But like P over at Biped.Sideways, I really don't have much to say.
I do have a surplus of things on my mind right now. Fun stuff like learning to build bows, and what I want to build next for knives and bird feeders and other projects. Organizing more of the shop in my head to be made into reality later. What games to play with the Boyo tomorrow. That sort of thing. But some not so fun stuff. Rough night at work the other night. A patient died, that always gets me all reflective on mortality. Stress for other reasons at work which I'm hoping to have cleared up soon. That sort of thing.
Guess the ups and downs are what makes life interesting. Sometimes though, I wish that all could be right with the world for more than just a day or two. That somehow the planets would align just right to give me a few weeks to breathe and sigh and be centered and at peace. Someday perhaps. I'll keep striving for that.
And for the record, simplifying life is a very complex task.