No News Is Good News

2005-04-06 05:37:00 +0000

Either life just hasnʼt been exciting recently or I canʼt see it as well as before, or Iʼm taking a break, or Iʼm all out of creativity. Letʼs hope none of those are true, except perhaps the “taking a break” part.

On Monday I resolved to obey the following scripture:

Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated. (Doctrine & Covenants 88:124)

Iʼve been doing well with “arise early” for the last year. I wake up at six oʼclock almost every morning. My problem has been with the “retire” half of the verse. My usual bed time was somewhere between midnight and two in the morning. Thatʼs not good.

Therefore, beginning last Monday night, I set a goal to be in my bed with the lights out at 10:00 PM. If you are trying to get in touch with me, thatʼs when my day ends.

Of course, I want to make it perfectly clear that I wonʼt ignore phone calls that come later than 10. I wonʼt hate you forever if you wake me up. Just understand that the phone might ring longer than you expect.

In unrelated news, Aaron and I rearranged the furniture in our apartment last night. Thereʼs really nothing witty or exciting about that, but itʼs news.

I should probably give a prize to the person who yawned the least while reading this.