Observations on an Oversleeping Morning

She lay blissfully dreaming, sleeping, resting……..until she wasn’t.

Knowing she had overslept as soon as she opened her eyes, she sat straight up in bed, heart pounding, feeling a bit of panic.

Quick shower, no breakfast, no tea before carpool duty.

Yep….that was my morning. And now I am throwing all caution to the wind and writing before my normal time. Just to do it. Here are my observations as I have progressed through the morning thus far:

  1. Morning routines bring an amazing amount of comfort. Even though I am always saying that I need something new, something to change, that evidently does not apply to the morning. When I am sleepy and groggy, those little routines give a very needed propelling boost.
  2. Without the morning routines, I stand for long moments, wondering what I am doing next. I found myself just staring at my boots this morning, not sure whether to put them on or not. When I got home from dropping my daughter at school, I ate my omelet, am currently drinking my tea. But they really don’t have the same kick they would have had earlier. Why is that? Because I am already up, forced into activity? Ahhh, the many questions of life. lol
  3. I don’t need to do all the things I think I need to do in order to get out the door. No, I don’t need to brush my teeth, fix my sopping wet hair, drink my tea. But those small creature comforts sure do add to the morning, I must say. I felt slightly neanderthal this morning as I drove down the road. I guess it is a relief to know that if there was a giant black bear pounding his way into my home in the early morning, I could get out of the door without a long leisurely shower. 🙂
  4. I think differently on an oversleeping morning. I feel as if I am playing catch-up to get things done, although in actuality, everything is pretty much done that needs doing. But I can’t shake that first feeling of “I’m late! I’m late!”

Anyway, there you have another one of my lists. I promise not to make this a habit. Somehow, it has helped to just observe the morning instead of feeling the morning with no words.

So, all you writers out there, take heart! Your words matter! Oh my…..I am very weird this morning. I suppose that is a side effect of oversleeping as well.

Write and let me know your best and most entertaining oversleeping story.

Have a great morning drinking your tea, your coffee, reading or writing your words,

Lisa

Tucked In

As a child, it was comforting to be tucked in, snug and warm in a familiar soft blanket. When the blankets were all around, it seemed that nothing could get me from under the bed or outside in the hallway. And when the bad dreams came, a hand of comfort from a caring parent could calm and send me back to sleep.

So I was so encouraged this morning to discover a treasure of a Bible verse:

“You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.” – Psalm 139:5

Tucked in by God. Protected by His blanket of angels. Patted back to calm by His mighty hand.

What an image of peace. Of His great love for us. Of protection. Of safety.

You are loved, I am loved. Beyond imagination and measure.

Love, Lisa

Feeling Crabby?

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“I’m up….I’m up!”

Some days we just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and feel, well….kind of like this cute little guy.  So if you’re feeling crabby this morning, check out a few moments of a real crab’s day.

"I must still be tired....or sand is in my eyes."

“I must still be tired….or sand is in my eyes.”

"That's it....back to bed, my nice little hole in the ground."

“That’s it….back to bed, my nice little hole in the ground.”

Thanks to the obliging Outer Banks crab who kindly posed for these photographs.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

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Sleep….Good

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Sleep…what’s not to like?  Blankets….good.  Pillows….good.  Total relaxation….good.  🙂  I had a great night’s sleep last night; mostly due to my hubby’s return from Africa all safe and sound.  God is so good.  Here are some of my favorite quotes about sleep.  (I realize that talking about sleep on a Monday morning borders on cruel and unusual punishment, but hey, it will give you something to look forward to for tonight. 🙂  )  Blessings, Lisa

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”  – Psalm 4:8

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Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it’s time to get up.  ~Author Unknown

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If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters.  ~Author unknown

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