After the long weekend, I’m still worn out. I have evening commitments every night this week except Friday. Beyond that, I’m also expected to cover for a colleague who is on vacation this week, in addition to my usual workload. I am exhausted just thinking about it.

I must accept that this is a trap of my own devising. No one else built this schedule but me, so I must simply endure it. However, the pull of the mattress has been strong, and I have struggled hard to get out of bed on time.

The heat of the summer doesn’t help much, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. Of course, it’s July, and what did I expect. I remember growing up in a house without air conditioning, so hot weather was just something you got used to, or so I thought. Perhaps the climate shift is causing hotter and hotter summers, but I haven’t lived where I currently do for long enough to really recall.

At any rate, I’m just plodding along, trying to stay awake. I’m getting through some of the work I need to do, but not nearly everything. Wish me luck, readers. I’m going to need it.