I am a Mormon and a "fairly" GRANDmother, married since 1969 through eternity, to my best friend & sweetheart, Ray.
We are the parents of 5, (+ one who came through foster care) and grandparents of 17 (+1= her son) with maybe more waiting in heaven.----
I love to share the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the re-established original Christian church= The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. I like to learn of others beliefs and what Biblical support they have for them. ----
I enjoy interior decorating on a dime, reading & createing medieval costumes. ---
I want to be a blessing in the lives of all I may come in contact with, and have God say "Well done..." when I return to meet Him when my time on Earth is over.
I wrote this January 24, 2013, and then sent it to myself, to put on my blog, which I'm finally doing today.
"to sleep or to work on with what probably amounts to compromised awareness/skills
from a brain shutting down to defragment plus my bodies need to recharge it's life
--- is something I have increasingly dealt with as I've aged.
I've come to the conclusion that my mind gets numbed from needing to sleep and that
my bodies immune defenses are lowered so with also then making mistakes in my work
that I'm farther ahead to just
"select what I need to neglect"
Stop and rejuvenate with sleep or I'll regret it!!!
Along with that I find it steals the joy today from doing the work well and
extracts joy later with illness or lessened ability to enjoy my company because I'm
so tired that I'm practically a zombie!
( we have been doing major maintenance on our home in prep for selling it and ALSO
for a cousin gathering that begins today)
While I have put aside the costume making that I love, to do things like scoop
handfuls of muck out of gutters and scrape moss off deck railings- because I only
had a little time to work WITH our son on it and we could talk during the working.
--- I also find if I sleep when needed, THEN joy returns and the things that seemed
( but in hindsight were only things that may have been more fun --- if--- I hadn't
bankrupted my body to do them )
--- Still each must decide the level of joy lost or added, and or the personal
"physical debt" they can be comfortable with
OR --- IF their body is likely to go
( get sick or their back go out, etc?)
--- then too, I no longer have nestlings so I can sleep in later?
--- there are some benefits in age !"