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Little Things Become Big When You Are Stressed

Everything becomes magnified whenever we are stressed. Today has been a very good example.

John was off yesterday but worked overnight. He told me he would be back in the house for 2.30am today. This didn't happen. He rang at around 5am to tell me that the computers have been playing up but gave me the impression he'd be home 2 hours away from that.

10.15am he turned up, bearing in mind he drives 20 miles each way. My mind was working overtime thinking he'd been involved in a car accident. Obviously, he was that busy sorting out problems at work he couldn't tear himself away to ring me up a second time. This I understand - of course I do, but it now means he has to get as much sleep in as possible before driving me to Mum's house, some 96 miles. However, we're not due to have our tea until after 4pm anyway but I do worry about his tiredness and how it affects him. Thankfully, he has tomorrow off (given to him free by his boss so it's not coming out of his holiday entitlement) so, no doubt, he will spend Friday in bed!

The guys who pick up the recycling have got on my nerves today as well. I won't bore you with it all but it's not the first time they haven't done their jobs properly and I have complained to the Council about it. After all, John pays an arm and a leg for the Council Tax; complaining is the least they should expect, especially with an Election coming up. If they can't get their act together now, how bad will it be after May?

At least the sun is out and the blue sky really is beautiful to look at. I only hope the lovely weather lasts - both for Dad's birthday tomorrow and mine on Tuesday!

See ya in a couple of weeks! No doubt I will have coloured in some more pics whilst I'm away!

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Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 19, 2015, 8:03 AM

I would have been thinking all sorts too. My late hubby often worked night shifts and he would try and get in a good few hours sleep if we were going off anywhere later in the day.

nbaquero wrote on March 19, 2015, 8:39 AM

Janey1966 Right, the good thing is that your husband returned home safe and sound. You are right small things become big issues when we are stressed.

scheng1 wrote on March 19, 2015, 9:55 AM

You sound like you need more sleep than John. Hope you feel better now.

jiangliu1949 wrote on March 20, 2015, 3:42 AM

John frequently works overtime and always have busy day,this is why he is in his boss' good books .Happy birthday to your Dad and you !