Friday, January 13, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Awake!

It's 4 am and the alarm is beeping.  I do not want to be awake.  I am annoyed.  I slap the snooze. This alarm is for my man. 

I sleep.  It's 5 am and the alarm is beeping.  I do not want to be awake.  I am annoyed.  I slap the snooze.  This alarm is for me.  I slap the snooze.  I slap the snooze. 

It is 5:30, the alarm is persistent.  It beeps.  I reset it for 6:30 am.  I am off today.  I sleep. 

It is 6:30 and the alarm is beeping.  I notice I'm no longer alone in my bed.  My 5 year old, he is awake and hungry and wants to play.  Just a little longer.  I reset it for 7am. 

It is 7:00 am and the alram is beeping.  I remember I promised to wake up my teenager for work.  I can't put if off any more. No more snooze. 
I turn off the annoying beeping and sit up, with attitude.  I am not perky.  

The warm shower runs over me.  The smell of the shampoo and soap mingle with the steam and my senses begin to wake up.  The smell of coffee makes it way from the kitchen.

Slowly, my body, brain and soul wake up.  And even tho just a few minutes ago I was annoyed and wishing I could stay hidden and warm underneath my kid messy chocolate fingers covered quilt, I am now happy to be awake.  To be alive.  To have another day to enjoy all that life throws at me. 

Awake is good.

On Friday I join Lisa-Jo over at thegypsymama for Five Minute Friday. She prompts us with a one word topic, and we stop, drop and write. We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it's just right or not.

Click on the link above to enjoy and be encouraged by other bloggers' own 5 minutes of freedom. Any of us would love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for coming by!

Happy Friday Y'all!


  1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that is not a morning person! lol So nice to meet you!

  2. Fun post! Hope it's a good day off :)

  3. Having accountability in the mornings is the only way I manage to get out of bed! Enjoy your boys today!!


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