we’re all in our places with bright shiny faces

It was black outside, and for some reason, our dog arffed and oomphed into the side of the bed. I guess he wanted to go out, so Seth got up and opened the door, which if you’ll remember is about 2 feet from his side of the bed because we live in the LOVE Shack. He hardly even has to get up to let Miles out. When he slinked back into bed, I realized that I was burning up, so I asked him if he would turn off the heater, and he said he would when Miles scratched on the door again.

Finally, Miles scratched and I barely heard Seth get up.

It’s morning.
I smell coffee.
Yeaaaaa. It is exciting to me, and I cannot believe it’s morning, and I’ve never felt better. I’m thinking about how people must be praying for us. I’m clear-headed. I looked at my watch. It’s only 5:30. THe house is completely still, and I get to have some study and quiet time.

I make our coffees: Seth’s black and mine with cream. I feel around the dark living room for my journal, Bible, and schedule, and then I stack my pillows in the bed and make myself a snuggly hole to study in, while Seth sits up to join me.

“I cannot believe it’s 5:30 in the morning. I feel amazing.”

Seth reaches for his phone. “That’s because it’s only 1:00 in the morning.”

Grrrrrrrr. A million Grrrrrrrrrs. After Seth turned the heater off, he turned the coffee on, and when I looked at my watch upside-down, it did say 5:30.

We dumped the coffee and tried so so hard to go back to sleep. All 3 boys were awake with us as the day turned on, and now I’m thinking I should have taken the opportunity to read at 1:00.

On Thursdays I usually do my happy post. I am not unhappy at all; I stopped grrrrr-ing, but I think I’ll save that happy post for Saturday.

See you with something funny tomorrow.

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Aunt Pam
Reply April 2, 2009

...but Amber! That was funny! 'Cause we've all done it and can relate!
Love you and your family!! Hug & kiss the boys for me!

Reply April 2, 2009

Oh goodness, that was funny, but not funny at all. I'm glad you found a way to be not unhappy and to stop grring. I hope Miles is shouldering the blame for this one, and not Seth. If it weren't for that dog and his wimpy bladder.....you might have slept peacefully through.

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Reply April 2, 2009

I am sorry but I do agree with the people before me...that was HILARIOUS! The fact that you could wake up at 1:00 and feel great is amazing to me. Love you!

Reply April 2, 2009

Ok, this is exactly like something I would do . . . and I cherish those rare mornings when I can wake up early, but it never fails that something has to ruin it, like this!

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Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Reply April 2, 2009

Been there, done that. You should've stayed up and had grown up time, any way or thing you wanted :)

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Reply April 2, 2009

we had something of a day like this yesterday when Piper woke us both beyond sleep at 4:30 a.m. It was nice to find myself ahead of the game for a change... I really need to schedule my days better...

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the domestic fringe
Reply April 2, 2009

That's a rough night and a rougher day, I'm sure.


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Reply April 2, 2009

oh my. at least you didn't shower and get dressed and try to run off somewhere! :)

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