Put a Sock On It…Goldilocks…

Jane CarrollI usually fall asleep fairly easily…except…when my feet are cold…and then…it just doesn’t happen…so…last night before I went to bed…knowing my feet were a little cool…Bertha…suggested that I put on socks…

Now…she may be my voice of wisdom…but…they are my feet…they weren’t that cold…which meant they’d probably get hot in the middle of the night…and the socks would have to be removed…yeah…I can’t sleep when my feet are too hot…either…

Yes…I know…I have Goldilocks feet…

Anyway…I went to bed…the sheets were cold…and…I couldn’t find a warm spot for my feet…I tried rubbing them together…I tried putting a pillow on them…but none of it worked and I wasn’t falling asleep…not only from the foot action…but from…Bertha… shouting…in her best Andy Griffith voice…just put some socks on

Finally…since I wasn’t getting any sleep anyway…I got up and…put on some socks…and…went right to sleep…

Of course…this morning…Bertha…said the whole thing reminded her of life…in general…and mine in particular…oftentimes there is such a simple solution to a problem…but…for whatever reason…I…waste time and resources trying everything else…before doing what I know I could have easily done in the first place…saving time and money…

Alrighty then…I’ve been busted…I would love to hear your experiences in the comments…and… while you’re there…be sure to click that little box to join the newsletter….you know you want to…

Jane

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaPS…Yes…I had to take them off in the middle of the night…but at least I had been asleep until then…

Just Call the Heater…

I’ve been celebrating fall…by…opening the windows…and letting in the nice cool breezes that we’ve been having…so easy to sleep…when the house is in the sixties…getting up…not so much fun…

And…since I have to get up before the sun…during the week…I have to say…it’s downright cold in here…so…I sat shivering at my desk…while I attended to social media…all the time…wishing for…and discounting…the idea of getting the space heater from the garage…

Until…finally…a shivering…Bertha…grabbed me by the hair of the head…and threw me into the garage…in just over a minute…I had retrieved the heater…and the office was beginning to warm…

She says that it reminds her of my life…and…all the times…that…there is a simple solution to a problem…I know what it is…I have the ability to do it…but…for some reason…known only to me…and…Aunt Bea from Andy Griffith…who refused to call the man…I don’t do it…

Instead…I try other things…I put on socks…I wrap up in a blanket…I call Gomer for assistance…I put on my coat…I put on gloves…I put on earmuffs…I call Gomer for assistance…never getting the results that I want…until…finally…I do the one thing…that I’ve known all along would work…

And…it does…

So…why did I argue…why did I resist…

Well…like Aunt Bea…I blamed it on money…it costs money to run the space heater…I’m trying to be conservative…I hate to run the heater in here when I have the windows open in there…blah…blah…blah…

Interestingly…I ran the heater about fifteen minutes…and…now my office…is warm and toasty…my teeth aren’t chattering…and the blog is almost finished…Gomer…has left the building…and…I believe…my budget is mostly intact…

So…why did I argue…why did I resist…

Honestly…I don’t know…I’m not sure…why…I resist the easy answer…why I have to try things that I know won’t work…why I put on badge after badge of honor…for all the efforts that I’ve made…when…I’ve been ignoring a simple solution…all along…

Unfortunately…Bertha…has gone to remove her parka and snow boots…so…she isn’t explaining at the moment…so…I guess…it’s contemplation time for me…

Jane