God displayed in His mighty creation

God displayed in His mighty creation
double rainbow at my house spring 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Old Habits Die Hard

so I am laying in my bed wide awake thinking grandiose thoughts of getting up early and drinking a cup of hot chocolate, reading my bible on the deck, checking TGS on my lap top, maybe taking a walk/run in the early morning air.

HAHA who am I kidding!  over 7 years ago this morning bird turned into a night owl.  Ive been told its unfair to blame the individual who actually played the biggest part in my change of sleeping and waking habits.  Now how can that be? We all know its not my fault or anything.

Well a friend is in desperate need of a little assistance in the morning and already 5 mornings out of my week I really need to be up before 8am - shocking huh? - so I am going to try.....tomorrow to get to bed earlier so I can work on changing these old habits.  Its not like I haven't tried before.  Or even had the motivation........but we all know old habits die hard.

Have you ever tried to sip slowly on a cup of hot chocolate while 5 goats are screaming "ma, ma, ma" and the dogs are barking because they see you and expect to be fed?  Have you tried to read a laptop screen outside in the sunlight?  I always end up feeding the dogs, quieting the goats by plugging them with hay, stopping to check emails and forums, blogs, you name it and by then my "peaceful" morning is off and going so I don't want to stop and smell the roses. I just want to keep going, be productive!

Somewhere in all this I need to just STOP and do just that and relax.  Everything that needs doing can wait 30-60 min while I just refresh myself for the day ahead.

Here's to early mornings and quiet times.


Anonymous said...

Just stumbled onto your sweet blog. You goats are beautiful and your pictures are enjoyable. I am a new follower and can't wait to read more.
Amy at Verde Farm

Country at Heart said...

Thank you Amy. Im a poor writer but I appreciate the complements on the goats and such.