Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A Habit I Need To Get Into
The last of my summer flowers add a bit of color to another rain soaked day. If you haven't finished battening down the hatches, this weekend will be the last chance. That's right, the rains have started.
For those not from our area (or recently moved), we don't look forward to crisp fall afternoons or prepare the coming snow. No, we're all digging in for a long winter soak. It's going to rain from now until May. (sure, there will be drier days, but rain will always be right around the corner). Think soup, rubber boots and more ways to describe rain than you ever really wanted to know.
With the rain comes darkness. For the last week, I've been hearing how it's not "time for school", as it's too dark. I fully admit that I am not a morning person. I would much rather wait until the sun was up and shining before I crawled out of bed. Sadly, that's not going to happen for another seven months. My boss would probably frown at that level of lateness.
When I saw this 31 Days entry at The Nester, the title caught my eye. 31 Days of 6am. Exactly the habit I need to get into to make our lives a little more positive. Our mornings generally consist of me hitting the alarm about four times. Then waking my children up for the first time. Whine. Whine. (me) Get dressed. Wake kids up to ask why they aren't getting dressed yet. Whine. Whine. (them) Make lunches. Tell daughter to get out of bed. Threaten to drop her off at school in PJ's. More Whining. Search for shoes. Search for keys and desperately try to remember all the paper work. Push everyone out the door. Peaceful and stress free, it ain't.
This 31'er, Chelsie, is making more time in her day to just be. After reading Day One, I'm hooked to for the month. Her writing gives you food for thought - something to think over as the day unfolds. Her description actually sounds like a good way to start the day, instead of our usual rush and bustle to get out the door on time. Anyone who can look at their dog's whining as a vehicle for a spiritual realization has got that whole Zen thing going on.
Tomorrow I'll be forcing myself out of bed, well before the crack of down and just be.
P.S. I refuse to make lunches the night before. Well, not so much refuse and accept the fact that it's just not going to happen. It's just not.