Monday, July 17, 2006

5 am

What am I doing up?

There's an ever so slight breeze coming in through the window. My cat was lonely. It's too hot to sleep. I just ate a bowl of ice cream. There's bird song outside. The light is shifting. I was thirsty.

I can't believe that I used to get up at this hour every morning. I used to get up at 5, write for an hour, walk the dog, shower, head to my office by 7, and teach at 8. These days I get up whenever I feel like it and then work late into the night. But today my alarm is set for 6:30 am. Day 1 of the moving sale. oh joy.

I've, so far, gotten 4 hours of sleep. Why am I up? Oh yeah. It's beautiful out. I feel rested. My cats love me.

I'm going back to bed.

10 comments:

Colorsonmymind said...

I used to get up at 4:45-5:00 and meditate, lounge/drink coffee get ready and be out the door to teach by 6:40. Now when my son wakes before 7 I feel like I will fall flat on the floor when I get up:)

Hope the sale goes well$$$$$

Hugs and kisses

melba said...

I am not a very early riser...fortunately for me either are my children. I get up at 8 and they soon follow at about 8:30. Just right for me. We all go to bed kind of later than I think we "should" But it works for us.

Well wishes for the sale!!

deirdre said...

So...was the ice cream for breakfast? I don't know, sounds like summer to me. :)

Belle said...

Hi Jessie,

Fun times, these.

Jessie said...

deirdre, I don't know what the ice cream was for. damn ice cream. :)-

Kristine said...

There was a period of time when I'd wake up just as the sun was coming up. I'd watch the sunrise from my bedroom window and get this optimistic feeling like I could take on the world. I'd start making a little mental list of things I could do. Then I'd go to the bathroom and go back to bed - back to sleep, only to get up hours later with a new set of objectives for the day.

Pollard said...

You used to get up at 5 am? Now that's just crazy talk there. And wrong, I might add. Just plain wrong.

Nobody should be forced out of sweet slumber at that ungodly time. It's when demons wander the earth, you know. Headless ones. That's why we sleep then.

My class is at 8 am in the fall. And I'm plannig on being up at 7:43 every morning. Just enough time for coffee. Sweet, sweet coffee. That's all I need. Just coffee. And maybe a pen.

Pollard said...

Yes, I meant "plannig," in case you were wondering...

(big lie because I'm ashamed)

gkgirl said...

i wish that i was an early riser.
i always feel like i would get
so much more accomplished.
:)

good luck with the sale!
:)

HoBess said...

Such a beautiful post ... can't believe your move toward the magic is so close at hand! Enjoy the breeze.