To Bed Early

Now I Can't Sleep

Just three hours later

I'm wide awake

What a busy day and it wasn't long before I was feeling the effects

After a nice hot shower

I didn't care what was going on

All my body wanted was rest

Relax and carefree

Eager to refuel and replenish

Sweet quietness

Total Joy

A feeling of inner peace

I worked my butt off reorganizing our shed

Putting away all the summer stuff for the winter

All the seat cushions in plastic bags

The rakes and the garden shovels tucked in the corner

The solar lights wrapped and stacked

The hummingbird feeder and the wind chimes taken down

Two beautiful wooden bird feeders carefully stored

Our lawn got it's final cut

I mulched the fallen leaves at the same time

Then there are fifteen boxes of odds and ends

Filled with everything under the sun

Summer citronella candles and cans of hornet spray

Pots of all sizes for our summer plants

It doesn't take long before the room is filled

As I put the lock and key on

You can hear my tired words echo

See you next Spring

Where we pull out everything all over again

That took all day

From early morning till five thirty and it was dark

As I wrapped the extension cords up from the electric mower

It turned instantly to pitch black

I didn't have a minute to spare

I am so glad I worked through lunch

Rain coming again tomorrow

Today my window of opportunity opened

I can shut it now

As the weather was perfect

I couldn't ask for a better day

In the low sixty's

I hope your day was more exciting and even more rewarding

I felt overall a job done well

Adding plenty of bending and stretching

A good work out to boot







Comments 6 comments

Michael Milec 4 weeks ago

Was that happiness of accomplishment after successfully finished task depriving your sleep Michael? Pushing yourself over limits, working through lunch?! So close to home, more often then not I am getting 'lost' in finishing what am doing, since some nature of jobs can't be determined on schedule. Then a reward is what counts. You took advantage of a perfect day. I am happy for you, knowing the feeling.

Good night.


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DREAM ON 4 weeks ago Author

Michael-Milec It's hard to measure mental health over physical wealth. I am emotionally driven to clean and organize. Physically it takes time and energy. I have given away a few things to clear up space. Still have more obstacles in the way. I keep looking forward to my personal achievements over worldly poccessions. It's very hard in a material world. There is a grey line that separates the two. I am so relieved and pleased. Sometimes I suffer withdrawal from letting go. I have plans that didn't materialize the way I thought they would. It's time to let go so I can make future plans that are new and changing. Thank you for reading and sharing.


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shanmarie 4 weeks ago from Texas

It's very satisfying to feel like you've accomplished something significant even if it is a chore. For me, though, a lot of exercise close to bedtime actually keeps me awake. I can be dog tired, but then there's a second wind and a sudden burst of energy that is enough to keep me awake.


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DREAM ON 4 weeks ago Author

Shanmarie Wow you found a way to kick it in when most people just sputter out. That is pretty amazing. When I get tired I have to wrap it up. I know my limits. Thank you so much. Happy Sunday.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

Usually when I get a lot of work done on my PC and I can say I have accomplished quite a bit then I can relax and get to sleep. It is when my mind is on overdrive and my thoughts cannot be quieted that I have difficulty sleeping.


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DREAM ON 3 weeks ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee I have times where I go and go to the point of exhaustion. Then other times I do a little and a little more of something else. Even those times when I do nothing I feel so good. I am always blending trying to find the ingredients that work the best. What works today may not work tomorrow. Then who knows maybe it would work better. We don't know until we try. Thanks again for reading and commenting. May an unexpected surprise bring a love you never expected.

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