Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I wake up at 5:45 most mornings. Some of my friends think I'm nuts, but I love the quiet time before everyone is awake. I read my bible, pray, listen to a talk show, sometimes watch reruns of Angel (that's just embarrassing), or play a little Word Challenge on Facebook. I get laundry done, get breakfast ready. It's actually amazing what I can get done between 5:45 and 7 a.m., which is when I wake the kids. I don't get all of those things done, though, just some of them.

I am absolutely not a night person. Lately, I've been in bed at 9 a.m., asleep by 10 at the latest. I have friends who stay up til 1 in the morning doing what I do early in the morning. I just love getting up, looking over what I have to do for the day, filled with the knowledge that I might be able to accomplish most of what I have planned.

But it's time for me to go wake up the sleepers, which is another of my favorite activities. I love how they smile like people drunk on sleep, crooked and bleary-eyed, and give me hugs with horrible breath. I love how they try to convince me to cuddle rather than stepping out onto the cold floor!


  1. Kara...

    I'm with ya! I tend to go to bed early and get up early. I'm trying to get wealthy, as Ben Franklin promised (I don't really care about that healthy and wise junk!). So far, it hasn't really worked. :(

    Actually, this past week, I haven't really been doing the up early part, so maybe that's the problem. I'm just worn out!!!

  2. Beautifully stated.
    This is one of the reasons I read your blog.
    God bless you today

  3. what i love to sleep mom!!
    i love to stay in bed all day!!!!

    love you mom!!!

  4. Hi, I live in Argentina, I go to bed 2 or 3am and wake up at 7am... we have different rithm here because we diner at 9pm.
    My family go to bed at 10pm or 10:30pm, so I love to stay alone with the computer and the tv just for me...
    I don't like to wake up early, but I like to stay awake at night..
    Then just the coffee can help me...

    good blog.