Friday, March 25, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Waking up

My friend Maria turned me on to Five Minute Friday at The Gypsy Mama.  It's a little writing prompt exercise - fun!  I am in great need of blogging inspiration and this is just the ticket.  Join us over there for some sweet baby pics and some fun reading on...

Waking up.

Lately my wakeups have been abrupt.  A cry of "Mommy" from a sick girl.  My son ringing his bell - that'll scare you, hearing a bell clanging in the middle of the night, till you realize what it is and go to comfort the child with a headache.  I tried to be nice when I asked that in the future he call rather than ring.   Sometimes it's the dog, nervous at some sound outside and wanting to get out to investigate  He did that the other morning, and was so insistent that I ended up taking him in the backyard on the leash, thinking he had some business to do out there.  Oh no. He just wanted to snuffle around for night creatures.  It was 5 am; the alarm goes off at 6:30, so I stayed up.

Sometimes the thoughts in my head wake me up.   Starting the day worrying isn't something I choose to do, but sometimes it happens.  Those are the mornings I alternate between worrying and praying for help to stop worrying.   With the seminarian graduating in May, there are plenty of unanswered questions about our near future, and thus plenty to worry about - whether I want to worry or not.   Please do not leave me a comment telling me it's a sin to worry, OK?  Other comments are welcome, of course.

I look forward to the day that I wake up feeling rested and relaxed, with happy anticipation for the day.   I am not sure when that will happen, though.

That was a fun five minutes!  Try it yourself.


Sheryl said...

You have so many things to wake you up! I feel for you . . . When you said you were up at 5 and the alarm was set for 6:30 so you decided to stay up, I thought, "How unlike me!" If I wake up a few minutes before my alarm, I think, "Three more minutes to sleep!"

Elisa Kate said...

It's a sin to worry. :)
Truly, I've realized that it is. I make my worst decisions in the midst of worry. Worry is using your imagination to put faith in all the worst things that can happen. :)
Sorry your boy isn't feeling well. One of my girls gets a lot of headaches too. It's very frustrating. Yet, I think she's learned patience through it. :/

Kerri said...

Ack. That was me.

Maria said...

I'm sorry you're stressed with worry...that would wake me without all your added extras! I hope everyone's feeling better soon...including you :)

The writing prompt was fun, wasn't it?

Marbel said...

Sheryl, lol! It never works for me to get up and do stuff, and then go back to sleep. I have weird dreams and wake up all groggy.

Kerri, tsk tsk. :-)

Maria, it's not as bad as it sounds. Writing quickly and coherently at the same time is hard! It was fun, though!

The Farmer Files said...

I laughed at the bell ringing. I have three boys. I get it. Hope your weekend is restful.