Bouncing Around

The last few weeks have been insane! I just can’t believe how meetings I have been to and how long some of them take, and I had to fly to Dubai out of the blue for an urgent meeting, I took the night flight instead of the 7 am flight, it would cut too close to my meeting and any delays would have been a huge problem. I really didn’t feel like taking off since I had too much on my plate already, I wished I could have cloned myself to manage everything that I had to do. Sleeping isn’t an option these days and writing reports, visiting family and getting some personal work done, all before a Eid trip. I honestly felt like I have been running for the past few weeks with very little breathing room but I love when I get work done, and I know I keep saying this but there isn’t enough time in the day. And this weather is just amazing, I hope it continues to be this good until at least April but thats probably hoping for too much.

At one point in Dubai Airport I fell asleep at the Gate and the Wataniya Airways staff woke me up to board the plane back to Kuwait. I was one of the first people there but the last to board. I was so exhausted by the end of the day that I passed out. It was a choice between being hungry and being sleepy, I couldn’t even wait for food, I passed out before take off and I leaned my chair back not caring that we haven’t even moved from the gate yet. I’m hoping to catch up with some rest in the next few days!

One recommendation, if you have lots of work in Dubai and want to check out late I recommend that you stay at The Address Club Rooms or Suites. They have an excellent policy of your check out time being the same as your check in time. So I came in at night around 11 pm then my check out is 11 pm the next day. So I had meetings from 9 am until about 3:30 pm, I went back to my room and napped for about 30 minutes before taking my time to check out which is fantastic. The normal room is 114 KD but the Club Room was 154 KD, but I would have paid for half a day which would cost an extra 70 KD because they charge half the normal rack rate, so overall its much better to get the Club Room if you need to check out late. I for one don’t like packing up and leaving early from the hotel and going to meetings and dragging my carry on with me, even if I’m going to walk around the mall.

Sleep Deprivation

Last week I got a little preoccupied at work so I ended up getting home late, and I would stay up watching a few shows or anime. So after a few days of this I only had about 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night, and I thought I would catch up on the weekend. That wasn’t really the case, ended up going to the 12 am showing of Star Trek on Thursday so we didn’t get home until 3 am and didn’t sleep until about 4 am. Then the next I was up early going to breakfast at around 9:00 am, then I was busy for the day but I knew I was running our of battery and needed rest, so I took a deep nap from 3 pm to 8 pm which messed up the next day. I didn’t get any sleep at all at night, I even managed to breakfast at Earlybird with Monichum, went to work and finished a few meetings, then headed over to some family stuff for the rest of the night. So essentially I have been running on little to no sleep and so I have had this constant headache with me that just doesn’t go away and I didn’t want to ruin my sleep so I held out for the night but that really messes up your sleep I didn’t manage to get to the tasks I wanted to get done. Deprivation

Resting

You have one of those days where you feel drained and there is still a lot to do, by 4:30 pm my brain wasn’t functioning at work and my mind was else where so I decided to leave a little earlier then usual. The only thing I had to do for the rest of the day was to visit some family, so I decided to take a nap as soon as I got home.

In my mind I wanted to take care of a few things but that wasn’t going to happen right away.  So I was on my computer for about 10 minutes and knew I couldn’t stay up any longer. went to sleep around 4:45pm and woke up around 6:26 pm which was the perfect amount of sleep needed. I had to be there by 7:00pm, and the best part was that it was that the sun didn’t set yet, I get cranky if the I wake up after a nap and the sun sets.

Some Rest

You have those days where you reach a physical and mental limit of your capabilities. That day was today for me, I was exhausted, meetings from the morning and I was all over the place and no time to take a breather. I didn’t even have a chance to check my email in the morning so I know its going to be a pile up the next, but I will deal with that later. At one point in the day I knew that I am not able to continue with work due to a headache that just kept building up, it was around 4:30 pm and so I get in my car and head home.

I play with my niece and nephew for a little while since they just got up and were roaming around the house. I started watching some anime and fell asleep on my chair, I thought I would read little instead so I laid down on the bed at around 5:00 pm with a good book. I woke up 3 hours later to my nephew shouting power ranger and the book sitting on my chest open on the last page I was reading, that was a decent 3 hour nap.

Tired & Lazy

Its been long days at work and my brain is exhausted. I feel like I ran a marathon, I can’t seem to keep my eyes open, so I came back home late in the evening and all I want to do is watch anime.

At this moment this is the simple train of thought going through my head:

  • Sleep – Its too early
  • Watch Anime – Will fall asleep
  • Ice Cream – Too far away
  • Go Out – Not happening
  • Be Productive – Not today

I wish I had at least 5 more hours to just do nothing and relax, but at this point I don’t think I can keep my eyes open, its just one of those days.

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Again With The Nap

It was just one of those days, came back from work had a few things I wanted to do. I even wanted to go riding later on at night thinking its cool enough and I’m not too tired, I was wrong. After lunch I was finishing up a few tasks, reading, watching some anime. At around 6: 30 pm I fell asleep, when I was about to fall asleep I thought I would wake up in an hour or two max. I woke up around 10 pm to food on the table for dinner, and all I could think of was going to bed and passing out. Food would have been a very bad idea if I ate anything at that point, I went to bed and I woke up around 6:35 am. A total of 12 odd hours of sleep which I haven’t had a long time, I’m annoyed since I wanted to do a lot of things after work but I didn’t have a chance, but it does feel damn good to get that type of rest every once in a while.

Slight Power Outage

It was just one of those days, called in sick to work was feeling a little bit under the weather. I went back to sleep and woke up around 10:40 am. My work phone wouldn’t stop ringing, but I managed to get things done without having to leave bed which was a good thing, felt nauseated and beat up. So as the day was progressing I was feeling better, but getting annoyed with the work phone calls. A little while later things were calm and I switched off my work phone knowing the major stuff was out of the way.

As I was laying in bed I continued watching some Berserk (anime), and Star Trek Enterprise, it was entertaining and relaxing. I was remote desktoping to different PCs to get things done throughout the house without moving too much, my goal was simple to get as much rest as possible. I took a shower around noon and wore a dishdasha which felt relaxing.

By 1:30 pm I headed towards the basement to check on the WHS server and a few other things. 5 minutes down there and all the power went out, I thought I did something, I checked the circuit breaker and everything was fine. I went upstairs and there was no power there either, my assumption is that whenever something electrical in the house goes out its because my doing, since I’m always plugging something in and switching things on. Turns out that it wasn’t me this time, I checked with our neighbors and a few other people and it turns out that both Mishref and Bayan were out of power, and the traffic signals weren’t working either. I couldn’t find out what was the reason, but I knew it wasn’t going to be too long. My UPSes kept some of my machines running long enough for me to properly shut them down, they did a really good job.

I picked up my book was reading in the living room for two hours, I was very relaxed at around 3:20 pm the power came back on and I restarted all my machines. My network felt fresh and everything was moving very quickly, I love when all the machines have a fresh start. So I started a few network tasks that would take a couple of days but since they were all fresh it was ok. I still don’t know what was the cause of the power outage.

Hibernation Time

You know when you have those headaches that just won’t go away is a way for your body to tell you that something is wrong. I have been having major headaches for the past two days, that were keeping me from functioning normally. I know that this is a result from my lack of sleep, and I have tried taking a few Tylenol extras but that did nothing for me.

Tuesday night I slept from 6pm to about 8:45pm and I only woke up at different periods to my niece grabbing by big toe and walking away, or walking up to me and grabbing my nose. She is about a year a bit now, and she adorable, so every time she did that I couldn’t help but smile and go back to sleep. I was exhausted but I loved that she enjoys walking into my room, she likes messing around with things.

Then Wednesday night was something else, I wanted to go to cousin’s Dewaneya but I was completely exhausted with a major headache. I thought I would take an hour nap and go from there, I slept at 7:15pm and woke up at 11:03pm. I don’t seem to be able to take short naps, I just sleep like there is no tomorrow.