day 197: cog in the machine

This morning I got up at 5:30, choosing a handful of hours earlier to go to bed and do homework in the quiet morning hours.  It is never easy to get up early, no matter what time my head hits the pillow, but the over-achieving, middle-aged student voice in my head bugged me and bugged me until I had no choice.

I like to wake up when it is dark still, as long as everyone else gets to stay asleep for a bit and I get the place to myself. 

I stretch and yawn and splash my face with water.  Then I look up and see that same face again. 

I wander into the kitchen, where I sit down at the computer to type up a lesson plan for my CPSE 430 class.  Due today.  Two weeks ago I got ahead in all of my classes, but then I relaxed for two weeks, and now it is time to work again. 

Sometimes life is like an assembly line.  I stuff the candy into the little boxes over and over until I do it so automatically that I don't think about it.  That is fine here and there, as long as I get some variety.  Enter husband and kids and creative outlets.  A good mix.  I need busy.  I like busy. 

Speaking of creative outlets, click on the mp3 player over there ------> to hear my Musical Monday post.  In an hour I am off to do more recording for a soon-to-be posted MM.  Did I mention that I thrive on the creative variety????


Kimberly Vanderhorst | March 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM

I must assume that you choose this variety of busy over the busy life of a professional recording artist.

Because you could be one. Truly.

wendy | March 3, 2010 at 12:39 PM

I wish I could make myself get up early....never have been able to. I give in to my desire to sleep and stay in bed. Nothing should really start before 9:00 a.m.

You know what I just found out. I was reading YOUR comment on someone elses blog and you mentioned how your positing every day----kinda like the Julie Julia recipe thing-----was you motive to blog every day
did I make any sense with that??

Lola Sharp | March 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Oh no, I do NOT like waking up while it is still dark. I like cuddling and sleeping under the comforter until the sun has risen.

You sound fab!

Lola Sharp | March 3, 2010 at 12:44 PM

You got pipes, girl!

Connie | March 3, 2010 at 8:41 PM

I have that same middle-aged (I'm flattering myself, here) voice telling me to get up and go to the gym! It's so annoying and the weird thing is, I obey that voice! (most of the time) OH well, at this stage in my life, I'm glad it's not a baby's cry that gets me up in the morning!