My 10-year-old's new school schedule just might kill me. I may have mentioned a time or two here that I don't do early morning very well. In fact, having to get up early in the morning when I don't want to turns me into something that makes the Hulk seem like a cute puppy. Don't make me get up early. You won't like me when I get up early.
Joel has to wake up at 5:55 in order to make it onto the bus at 6:45. This is insane. Until last May, he had to be out the door at 8:05, so this is a major shift in routine. So far he is handling it fine, but that's because it hasn't set in yet. Oh yeah - it set in with Sean and me at 5:56 yesterday morning. We're very quick learners.
I called Mrs. Zipps this morning moaning and groaning about this. She thought it was funny. Mental note to self: call her in the morning right when I have to get up and show her how funny it is. :-)
So let's look at the bright side of things, shall we? I get to enjoy the sunrise. I get quiet time to myself. I have good quiet time with God and my Bible to start my day. I am up early enough to order a set of Miracle Blade III knives (and get a 2nd set absolutely FREE) - a $460 value for only $39.95. You just can't beat that deal.
I know - it's all in my attitude. God will work on me through this. I'm being challenged to grow in an area that I'm not so good in. Isn't that what this life is all about?
I actually have a fortune hanging on my bathroom mirror that I got from a Japanese restaurant the night we went out for my birthday FIVE YEARS AGO when I was pregnant with Seth. I kept it because it's something I need to be reminded of quite often. It even made it through the move from its place on my old bathroom mirror in Houston. It says, "Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life."
Well, there ya go.