Let me preface this by saying, I really enjoy getting up between 4:30 and 5 am each morning…..I like to use the wee hours of the morning for exercise (which I DESPERATELY need to get back to!), spending time alone with God, housework, crafting, watching the news…..pretty much anything that I can do quietly 🙂 Shhhh, don’t tell my family, but these wee hours of the morning before anyone else is up, really is my favorite time of the day. Don’t get my wrong, I treasure each moment of time that I spend with my family, and am EXTREMELY protective of my alone time with D each evening after the kids are in bed, but my morning hours are so precious….that is like my recharge time 🙂 Well, for the past several weeks/months, I haven’t been very diligent about getting up early for MY time. I have desperately missed it too!
One of the big reasons that I haven’t been very diligent is that D and I have been staying up later. In the evenings, after the children go to bed we enjoy sitting together and watching television. We have a DVR so we record our shows and watch them at our convenience……and of course, it is hockey season, so we’ve been watching a lot of hockey recently. Anyhow, last night, one of our shows ended at 9:20 or so, and I looked up and saw that it was “MY” bedtime (which I’ve been ignoring for the past couple of months) so I asked D, “Can we go to bed?” He looked at the clock and said “Well, ya, that’s fine”…..so he gathered his things and we went to bed……I read for a few minutes and fell asleep I would guess by 9:45 or so. Other than getting up once around 10:30 to help r get settled back into bed, I slept very soundly all night. Oh, my goodness! I feel so refreshed this morning! And you know what? I didn’t ignore my alarm this morning! It went off, and I woke up and hit the snooze button and started praying. I prayed until the alarm went off again, then I got out of bed. I got so much done in that time before I needed to start D’s lunch and breakfast…..it was great!
Sleep…..blessed sleep! And A~ if you are reading this, I’m sorry for bragging about my good night’s sleep. (A~ has a 4 month old baby girl that loves to nurse at night :)…..I miss those days, but I definitely don’t miss the waking up several times a night to “plug the baby in” 🙂 hehehehe 🙂