Samuel Butler: Life is one long process of getting tired.
Plans for the weekend? A friend and I were chatting about how important it is to have down time. I can recall a few years ago, when I would have plans after work three or four nights a week. I’d get home at 8:30 or 9:00 (which is not typically a late hour) and then proceed to unwind and get ready for the next work day.
Then it was last June and I was off work for months. Lots of personal challenges to tackle, physical issues, money worries. Needless to say, I had plenty of down time. And I also had time to get an oil change, do the grocery shopping, empty the dishwasher, and do multiple loads of laundry.
And now? I’m tired when I get home. Leslie and I have the same discussion every night on the way home from work: “what’s for dinner?” and we often decide it’s going to be cereal (if we had bananas in the house) or something easy.
So tomorrow it’s the hairdresser, cleaners, bank, grocery store, bagel shop, coffee shop, yogurt shop. Sunday it’s book club and cleaning the house for the cleaning lady, plus several loads of laundry.
I don’t mean to sound like I’m complaining. I just sometimes wish I had a robot at home who could do these things for me during the day. When do you find the time to run your errands?