Sunday, 25 September 2016

You Choose

I am faced with a difficult decision, a challenge in the start of my day. Having successfully gotten up, done the bathroom thing, gotten dressed, and had some toast and coffee for breakfast, I must now decide what comes next. My choices are: a) go have a hap; b) do my laundry; c) do some writing, or; d) start a wine kit.

To be honest, starting a wine kit falls off the list almost immediately. I'm tired enough that I could take a nap. Making wine requires that I am alert, able to follow complex instructions. On top of that, making wine is a social thing for me. I don't want to do it alone. If I'm going to make some wine, I want someone here to help me, later to enjoy the fruits of prior wine making exercises.

Writing is certainly well up the list. The problem is that I am tired. Last night I went to bed at 11:00 PM. This morning I woke up at 10:30 AM. Home care arrived at 10:51 AM. I don't want to overstate the tiredness case, but this morning, when I woke up at 10:30 AM, I had to go pee. I went pee into my jug, and fell asleep while doing so. I suddenly awoke to find my jug sitting safely on my bed, my hands still in their proper place positioning and pointing, and the phone ringing for the HCA to come in the front door. Writing requires an alert mind, something I don't have all that often these days.

Then there is the laundry. It is an absolute must. Well, maybe not a must, but a should. I really should do my laundry. Well, I should but I don't really have to. I have enough clothes for another few days. I have clean sheets on the linen shelf for when my HomeMaker changes the sheets tomorrow even though I have had to change them once this week already, thus justifying my ownership of three sets of good linens and a back-up set of acceptable linens. Laundry can wait for a while.

Then there is the idea of a nap. I can, and often do, push beyond this feeling, making myself go when my spirit says to sleep. I don't really "need" a nap. I slept almost 12 hours last night. What good would another 2 or 3 hours of sleep do me. I will be no more alert, no more prepared to take on the world. On the other hand, having a nap is such a good thing. People need to do a lot more napping. I think that our world is perpetually sleep deprived. I have the time; there is no reason for me to fall in with that crowd.

I'll leave it up to you, the reader. I won't let you tell me what to do. Instead I will leave it up to you to figure out which I chose: nap, laundry, writing, or wine making.