Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Lamenting Lent?

It's that time of year when I start whining about what I gave up for Lent. What did I give up? Sugar? Diet Coke? No, I decided to go in a completely different direction. I was inspired by Mike-I won't link him because he never blogs anymore-who gave up his snooze button last year. I thought, how perfect, your first thought of the day would be God. How could I do something similar since an alarm clock does not exist in my world? I gave up my most favorite thing in the world. Those precious hours in the morning when sleep is most delicious. I gave up sleeping in. This was a tough one for me because I am not and have never been a morning person. Sure, I get up early when I have to and have no problem doing so. But I don't like it. I would never choose it. My daughter was telling me about watching the sunrise not too long ago and I had to bite my tongue and not say, "HA! I'll take your word for it." I'm much more of a sunset kind of girl. I love the hours of 10PM-12AM best. They have always been my favorite. All is quiet as my early morning crew sleeps away. I can do laundry or watch late night re-runs of sitcoms.

All of that to say, it is quite an adjustment for me. I am doing OK. It is a privilege to give God my first thought of the day. I am doing much better with making breakfast and our school has a much better flow. The only problem is the fact that I am tired by 9PM and have to really push to stay up any later. My blog time is really suffering. However, my house is cleaner and my kids seem to enjoy the early morning company of mom. (They aren't so happy to give up TV time for cleaning though!) I may just have to make this LENT sacrifice permanent. The early bird does indeed catch more worms.


ShortyMom said...

I'm that night time person. Was up last night until 12 and then hit the snooze this morning because I just did NOT want to get up!

Good luck! You're already doing better than I could do!

Mia said...

Okay don't throw tomatoes but....I LOVE EARLY MORNING!! Our day goes SO much better and I love being able to do my sabbath school lesson,check my mail and school consistantly gets done!My day really suffers when I sleep past 7 am
By the way you are SO first with a preview sale soon,so save those nickels and dimes!!

Jason, as himself said...

I'm so glad I don't have to practice Lent. Somehow if I did, I know I would always end up cheating, like saying I was going to give up Grape Nuts or jerky, when I don't hardly ever eat either of them.

My biggest problem with Lent is fish on Fridays. I always forget and end up preparing something with meat in it...and some of my family won't eat it...

Ami said...

"The early bird does indeed catch more worms."

Which of course proves that the worm should have stayed in bed.

Just sayin'.