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Tales From Away-I'm Late, I'm Late For A Very Important Date~
No time to say hello, good-bye,
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late
If you know me, then you know. I'm a little ashamed to say, I'm almost always late. But in my own defence, I am working on it and getting a bit better each year!
I detest being late, which is kind of ironic because I'm at least 5 minutes late most times (if I'm lucky)! It's a quality about myself that I really don't like and that I really have to work on.
I love to stay up late and sleep in the morning (I LOVE to sleep in, especially on a cold wintery morning all snuggled under the covers). I recently read a quote that goes something like this go to bed early, get up early because life is too short. But I'm not of the same mind frame, quite the opposite. I have always been and probably always will be, a Night Owl. My son takes after me in that respect too.
They do say, and I have admittedly noticed that people who get more sleep actually do look better and have a nicer complexion. But as per Robert Herjavec's quote below, I will sleep more when I retire :)
I just don't sleep enough. But I have never met someone very successful who, at the end of their life, says I wish I slept more. -Robert Herjavec
I googled Why am I always late and I found this answer from WAIT BUT WHY site: optimistic-people-have-one-thing-common-always-late
People who are continuously late are actually just more optimistic. They believe they can fit more tasks into a limited amount of time more than other people and thrive when they're multitasking. Simply put, they're fundamentally hopeful.
People with a tendency for tardiness like to stop and smell the roses life was never meant to be planned down to the last detail. Remaining excessively attached to timetables signifies an inability to enjoy the moment.
Yes, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Better late than never I always say~
Take care (& try not to be too late) and all the best~Celeste
Three Retired Sleveens
My father retired from IOCC in Labrador City, in January 1995. Dad and Mom decided to stay in Labrador, rather than move away. After he retired, Dad used to buddy around with his neighbor, Ben, and their friend Bob. So, I was working at Wabush Mines at the time, shiftwork, so about 2 or 3 times a week I would drop over to my parents house for a visit. On quite a few of those visits, Dad wouldn't be there. Mom would tell me he was at Bob's with Ben, working at something in the shed. So one time I went to Bob's, to see what they were up to. I walked into the shed, and there they were, in all their glory, roasting caplin on the woodstove, and drinking whiskey. I laughed and made a remark that mom figured you guys were awful busy, and dad poured me a whiskey, to buy my silence. They are all gone now, Bob crossed over first, then Ben, and January past, my dad. But I guarantee that they are all together, and up to some mischief. God Bless, you three sleveens. You all are dearly missed here.