It's 5am, and Yes, I'm Blogging


I've been awake since the 3 o'clock hour...again! I've been doing this lately, and I'm wondering what will make it end. It happened several days during the week last week which leads me to believe it's related to the stress of the work week (Because guess what?'s Monday, and here I am...up and at em again while it's still completely dark out!), but I also feel like it's associated with "that time of the month" which is bound to arrive any day now. Good times!

I actually wouldn't mind getting up so early like this. The benefits could be endless. But I'm the only one awake in my house right now. I obviously can't do anything that makes noise or would disturb the two most important people in my life. So here I sit, trying to hold in my jealousy and resentment that they are still able to sleep soundly...and blog.

What I really wish is that when I'm awake like this (with only a few choices of how to spend my alone time), I could meditate and spend time with God. But when I miss out on the amount of sleep that I need and wake up so doggone early for no apparent reason, my mind just wanders all over the place. It's so full of just everything, and whether I try to lay quietly and pray or read a book or devotion doesn't matter. Because after a few minutes, I realize I quit praying and don't remember a thing I've read on that page I've been staring at in my book.

Like this morning, for example. So far, my thoughts have included the following since I laid eyes on the clock in our bedroom at 3:44...

I'm pondering whether or not to bathe Jake before school today. I usually don't do this. We are in a "nightly bath" routine for now just because it saves me time in the mornings that I usually don't have. But I realize as I lay here, that I didn't give him one last night. He really didn't need one...I don't think. We had not done anything yesterday that would have given him the opportunity to get "dirty." Not that the outdoors is the only place he could get dirty, but the most we were out there was long enough for me to snap a few pictures of his new haircut that I shared in my last post. But today may be different. Because now I'm feeling like he actually does need one.

I'm also thinking about my friend Rachel. She's finding out today whether or not she's having a boy or a girl. She due with Baby #2 in June. She has one girl, who is just 10 days younger than Jake. I think this time around, she's really hoping for a boy. I can't say I blame her on that one...not that I'm bias or anything. Ha!

I'm mapping out my lunch break in my mind. Target and the Bank...that's where I'll go today. I need to return some shelves I bought to hang in Jake's room that didn't match so well with his new furniture and also buy a gift from our office to give at a baby shower this coming Friday. In conjunction with that, I'm trying to remember who I haven't collected money from yet for the gift and making a mental note to send an e-mail when I get to work...or maybe I'll just ask them for it in person...yeah, I think I'll just ask in person. It's only three people.

I'm thankful my mom is feeling so much more like herself. She and my niece had a virus last week. It sounds just awful, and it's not the typical 24 hour deal that you hear about. This one had the possibility of lasting up to 7 days. Mom said in her case, it was more like 6.

Hmmm...wondering if I could make some hot chocolate. That would be sooo good right now. But will the microwave make too much noise? I'm sure it would, especially if I didn't open it before it beeped. I might get busy opening the packet and pouring the powder into the cup that I forget to watch it closely. Oh, well. Maybe I'll go for a pop tart and some milk.

The song "Unto Thee O Lord" has also been stuck in my head. Don't ask. I have no idea why. Just be glad I'm not singing out loud, and you can't hear me.

I also wasn't sure what I would find on tv now that I finally turned it on, but I'm happy to say Little House on the Prairie is on. I LOVE that show! It reminds me of my sister and I when we were little. It was her favorite, and we didn't miss an episode. Boy, Nellie really was a witch, wasn't she? Wow!

Thinking now about a post I've been wanting to do for a while but can't figure out how to "add a link." I really want to share some more of the family pictures like the one in the header of my blog that my amazing photographer friend Melissa took for us. I see the button up there, and I've added the URL, but I can't figure out how to add words that will be "underlined" so that if you click on it, it will take you to that place. Something to google later I guess.

Now I'm thinking I wonder if that was Jake that I just heard. Yeah, I think it was.

Guess it's time for the bath I think he needs.

1 comment:

  1. Girl, I was up with you - except I was running. I set my alarm for 4:42, so that I can snooze it twice before getting up AT 5:00. But this morning, I kept waking myself up - starting about 4:15. Sheesh!

    Here's how to add a link: on your toolbar (where you change your font, etc), there is a little green circle with a thing that looks like a paperclip across it. Click that, it should bring up a popup window where you type in the web address. Hit "OK" and then the link will be automatically inserted for you.

    As for the pics, did I give you some on a CD? If so, just post them here and link to my website! If not, I'll email you some of them to post here. :)