Wednesday, July 29, 2015

And Time Marches On

Time. The final frontier. Oh, that's supposed to be space. My bad.

Today, time weighs heavily upon my mind. Why? Well, let me tell you why. Today is my birthday, I am now fifty-seven years old.

For me fifty-seven is an awkward age. My mind tells me I'm thirty-five but my body says I'm seventy-five. LOL! As I've said before, at 88, Mom has fewer aches and pains than I do. 

One day when I was eighteen and working at the sawmill, production had stopped for one reason or another. As my boss, and friend since childhood, walked by I said something smart-assed like "time is money". He stopped, looked me in the eye and explained to me that time is not money. If you lose money you can always work for or borrow more, but time, once it's gone it's gone forever and you can't buy more, borrow more or get it back.

That profound explanation has stuck with me for nearly forty years and it has been a driving force in much of  my management and business success.

What that story had to do with anything, I don't know. sheesh. But, I think it's a good story so I'll leave it in today.

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled broadcast.

In several posts I've mentioned I don't sleep much or that Mom kept me up. Let me explain that in a bit more detail and why it can be a big deal. Last night was just about a typical night for me.

10:00 - bed
10:30 - or so sleep
11:00 - woke up. couldn't get back to sleep read for 30 minutes.
12:00 - woke up again, read a bit more.
1:00 - woke up again.
4:00 - and again, found cat outside, went back to bed, heard movement in the house. Got up for the day. Grabbed coffee.

So if you wonder why some days I don't post, or it takes a while to review a sample, either coffee or a cigar, it's tough to write some days. I wish it weren't so, but it is. Some days my ass is just wore out.

Now  Mom on the other hand had a prett good day. She was up for several hours in the morning and ate lunch before taking a nap. She napped until 5:30, woke up by herself and had a good dinner. After dinner she headed back for bed and was pretty much out for the night as far as I know.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!


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