— Mary Baker Eddy
I’ve quoted this passage before — and not that long ago — but I really need it today.
My bosses were all out of town, and I’d put in some extra hours working on Main Street stuff last night, so I came home from work early today for the express purpose of having time to read for a little while, work on the Trip Guide ads for a little while, and work on my 101 Things list for a little while.
I went to Lee’s Feed and bought a hummingbird feeder for my office window (#29). I’ve also crossed off #27 (keep the living room presentable), #32 (do two articles or photo packages a month for work), and #73 (research Webcams for the garden, which I’ve determined aren’t feasible at the moment).
I assembled the feeder, mixed up some sugar syrup for it, and went to take a nap at 4 p.m. Four hours later, I woke up — and I use the phrase loosely — with no sense of what time it was and only the foggiest grasp of where I was.
I’m pretty fed up with this nonsense. I am doing honest work, and there is no reason I should be hampered by a false sense of exhaustion as a penalty for accomplishing things. I want some of that “consciousness of Truth” that Mrs. Eddy is talking about, and I want it now. Maybe I’ll find it at the Reading Room tomorrow.