Hump Day: Is it Friday yet?

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Source: Marie. Background on Caleb and the Wednesday Hump Day Posts: Let’s Hit it Again.

It’s been a long day

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Source: Gifak

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: Brown Dress With White Dots

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: thatonemeaningfulthing

Some days…

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Some days one needs to hide from possibility.

~ Jim Harrison & Ted Kooser, Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry


Notes: Photograph via YourEyesBlazeOut

It’s Been A Long Day

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Source: gifak

Monday Morning

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Source: ...Just Saying (Another Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1939))

 

3 a.m.

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Source: Teaganwhite

 

Monday Morning

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Source: Pitbullr via Your Eyes Blaze Out

 

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: Themetapicture.com (Thanks Susan)

How was your day?

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Source: Stepsonmysunlitfloor

Monday Morning: Breakfast Time!

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Source: Kangaroo sleeping and eating via biomorphosis

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: themetapicture.com

That’s the factory whistle. The shift is over.

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The best thing you and I can do at the end of the writing day is to stash our work gloves in our locker, hang our leather apron on a hook, and head for the workshop door. If we’ve truly put in our hours today, we know it. We have done enough. It won’t help to keep at it like a dog worrying a bone.

I forgot who said this (I think it was John Steinbeck in Journal of a Novel):

Let the well fill up again overnight.

~ Stephen Pressfield, The Office Is Closed


Credits: Quote – Stephen Pressfield, The Office is Closed. Photograph – ufukorada

 

Like an old dog

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Like an old dog
I slowly lower and
arrange myself
in a heap of sighs.

~ Jim Harrison & Ted Kooser, Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry


Image Source: Kingray

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: themetapicture.com (bear cub’s first clam)

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

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Source: themetapicture.com

It’s Been A Long Day

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Source: Webgranth

5:00 Bell

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Source: Wine is bottled poetry

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

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Source: Gifak

 

The Joker

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It’s the end of a (very) long day, concluding with a work dinner. I drag myself out of the car, pulling my briefcase behind me. My shirt tail is untucked. My tie half undone. My shoes, dusty and scuffed. A disheveled, sloppy mess.

I’m hopeful that I can slither into the house and get a few minutes to myself. I enter. The house is quiet but for the soft murmur of a TV running on another floor. I slowly strip my shoes and socks, with my bare feet cooling on the wood floor. I’m in decompression. Hose me down with pure oxygen. Let Solitude rain on me.

And then.

There’s Thunder. Four legs storming up the stairs. Zeke’s bounding down the hallway. Dad’s Home! He wiggles in and out of my legs. Kissing (licking) my suit pants, leaving white slobber dripping from my crotch. Well that’s nice. Ah, just forget it. It just adds to your ensemble.

Susan rounds the corner. My Hummingbird spewing nectar all over. She’s talking. I’m listening. (Sort of.) The subject turns.

SK: Do you want some feedback? [Read more...]

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: (Very) Sleepy

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Source: Tiny Doberman puppy from Attack of the Cute

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: Magical Nature Tours

Need a whole new syntax for fatigue on days like this

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Post Title: David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest. Photograph Source: art42

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

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Source: Thank you Steve Layman

T.G.I.F.: It has been a long week

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Source: Headlikeanorange (Young black-tailed prairie dog)

Home from work. A long day.

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Dagmar Cyrulla (Australian, Melbourne) – Ebb And Flow, 2013. Drawings: Charcoal on Paper

“Recognised for producing works of stirring psychological intensity, Cyrulla has brought a new dimension to contemporary Australian art. She neither glamorises nor romanticises her subject matter but does show an intense respect for the lives portrayed by acknowledging we all have private worlds filled with mystery.”

– Catherine Caines, September 2011, Wish Magazine The Australian

Find other fine works in her portfolio here.


Source: Thank you Your Eyes Blaze Out


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: The Winner is…


Owner tries to wake-up his puppy at 3:30am.
Winner of the year for Adorable Puppy?
This Great Dane: The runaway winner.


Thank you Janet.

It’s been a long week

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Source: Themetapicture

And the answer is?

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Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in Why You Hate Work:

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep…

…Demand for our time is increasingly exceeding our capacity — draining us of the energy we need to bring our skill and talent fully to life. Increased competitiveness and a leaner, post-recession work force add to the pressures. The rise of digital technology is perhaps the biggest influence, exposing us to an unprecedented flood of information and requests that we feel compelled to read and respond to at all hours of the day and night…

Find the rest of the story (and the solution to the problem) here: Why You Hate Work


Notes:

 

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: A Long Weekend

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Source: Life is Tiring by David Bouchat.  Thank you Carol.

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: Huh? What?

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Source: Thank you Monday Morning Going intobattle

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: themetapicture.com


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Boo Hoo!

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Source: “Boo” character from Monsters, Inc. via Living in Maine


T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Image Credit

T.G.I.F.: It’s Been A Long Week

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Source: Themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: wasbella102

Running. Backwards.

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We’re all sinking in the same boat here.

Tired.
Tired of thinking about it.
Tired of writing about it.
Tired of reading it.

A business lunch on Thursday.
I drop my head and listen to the conversation.
I close my eyes.
And savor each one.
Chocolate chips melting…coating my tongue.
7, not a typo, 7 chocolate chip cookies in less than 15 minutes.
A sugar addiction.
Deficiency of something.
Deficit of Discipline.
Disgusted.
Disgusting.
Tired of stepping on scale the next morning and expecting a miracle.
Definition of insanity…

Tired of waking up with 4 hours of sleep.
With eyes burning.
Burning and watering at 6am before the sun rises.
And by 2pm, earning a full fledged membership in The Walking Dead.
Short of patience.
Hungry for flesh and blood.
[Read more...]

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

art, painting, woman,tired,exhausted, fatigue, Giorgos Rorris

 


Painting by Giorgos Rorris from Journal Of a Nobody.  Giorgos Rorris was born at Kosmas, Arcadia Kinourias, Greece in 1963. In 2001 he was honoured by the Academy of Athens with the prize for “Young Painter less than 40 years of age”. In 2006 he was honoured by the “Alexandros S. Onassis” Foundation for his artistic work. His paintings form part of public and private collections. See more of his work here.


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Not yet…

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Image Credit


T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Source: Thank you Carol via  morethanphotography

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Thank you Carol

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Image Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

Well, now, this would explain it

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Source: Living In Maine

And you’ve had a long week?

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Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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And if you’ve had a really long week and need more inspiration, you can find re-runs herehere, here, and here and here and the pièce de résistance…here.


Source: Hungarian Soul

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Still tucked in…

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Thank you Susan. Image Credit: Reddit


T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

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Image Credit

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Ugh.

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Image Credit: Thank you Joy of Traveling


Waking up on Tuesday morning after a long weekend

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Source: Thank you Perpetua