Close but not quite …

I’m not sure whether I love or loathe my internal body clock. Today I am definitely leaning towards the LOATHE. I was supposed to be able to sleep in this morning. And by sleeping in I mean that I could get up at 7 am instead of 5 am if I wanted. But my body wanted no part of that idea. It has easily retuned to its’ early riser back-to-school and training mode (my natural state) with gusto. And apparently, 4 am is the new 5 am. I guess it’s similar. Sorta. But it’s definitely not 7 am. Ugh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where it’s close but not quite!!!

Two things at once …

I woke up unusually early this morning. Too early to justify starting my run. Somehow I managed to fall back to sleep and I overslept by an hour. OY. I’m not sure if I should be happy that my body took the sleep it needed or if I should be totally bummed that I have to run in the heat.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you do two things at once!!!

Peace and quiet …

I think I write more about Sunday mornings than any other day or time of the week. They are my favorite. Somehow, they always start off quietly. It honestly shocks me every week. This house, despite only having Libs and Reese here on the regular now, gets LOUD and BUSY. There is music and activity, clatter and energy. There is our familiar busyness of gathering (our STUFF) and going (to who knows where). Stillness here is RARE. This house is truly alive. And when everyone is home, it’s down right electric. But on Sunday morning, seemingly without fail, it sleeps. And it’s wonderful.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you can enjoy some peace and quiet!!!

One of THOSE nights …

My 1 am turned into 3 am. But I also saw 4 am. And I was able to give an irritated eye roll to 5:30 am. The next hour felt like another blur of restlessness. Ew. Needless to say, today should be interesting.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t have one of THOSE nights!!!

An unexpected God gift …

Last night, after a very long and very exciting day (I’ll explain why in a later blog), I somehow got Reese into bed early. This is good because she has her hernia repair surgery tomorrow and I want her going into it as strong as possible. Sleep is so important leading up to something like this and it will be a huge part of how her little body will recover after. But, I guess her mama’s body was needing that sleep too.

Last night I laid down with Reese. We said her prayers and snuggled. And I don’t remember another thing after that. I woke up three hours later, thinking I had just dozed off. Talk about completely disorienting! I thought for sure I would never fall back to sleep. I was wrong. I slept for almost another 7 hours! WOW! With as conscientious as I am about my health, I am often amazed at how much I fail to see what my body really needs. Tomorrow will be long and stressful so I am glad that today I feel great and ready to tackle anything. And I am once again thankful for God’s hand in helping me be at at my best for Reese. As a mom, I just keep going, often times piling more on my plate than I have room for. I’m grateful that God sees this. And despite the piles of unfolded laundry and the dirty dishes in the sink, God knew it was more important to give me rest than it was to give me more time in my day to complete chores. He is awesome that way.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you receive an unexpected gift from God!!!

ZONK OUT …

We are on day two of the Daylight Savings aftermath. HA! And for some strange reason I woke up at 4:40 a.m. which was our old 3:40 a.m. I was wide awake too. This isn’t how it usually works. I’m not usually awake earlier, I’m usually struggling to wake up “on time”! At least that is how it has gone in past years. But I guess not this year. Which is weird. And confusing. And makes me think that this may all come back to haunt me later today.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t ZONK OUT!!!

Ransacked …

I might be considered a crazy parent for saying this, but I think it is so sweet to have your young child come into your bedroom in the middle of the night, just to be cuddled. Last night Reese woke me up and my immediate thought was that she was sick. Nope. She said she didn’t have any growing pains either. She just woke up and wanted her mama. SO SWEET. But what started off as PRECIOUS soon went awry. And I should have known that this would happen because I am definitely not a newbie in this parenting game. Soon after my angelic little girl fell asleep … all HELL broke loose. Reese tossed and turned to the point where I had to barricade myself with pillows to keep from being kicked and losing a tooth! My comfy cozy bed soon turned into a twisted mess of blankets and pillows. Eventually I got up, sacrificing my sleep for my darling daughter’s comfort. I’m looking a little haggard today and feeling it FOR SURE. I am just going to keep reminding myself that motherhood makes you beautiful. HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t feel like you have been ransacked!!!