Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ironic Early Hours

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Once the pain subsided the irony hit me. 

4:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 15th = excited to be awake.

4:36 a.m. Thursday, March 16th = NOT thrilled to be awake (and it had nothing to do with it being nine minutes earlier!)

Yesterday I was exuberant to have my alarm go off at 4:45 a.m. It meant that I was about to be present (virtually) in a meeting at our home church. This morning I was very much unenthused to be awake due to a migraine.

The amusement continued when I realized that I wasn't going to get any more sleep so I decided to be productive; laundry, dishes, grocery list... Grocery list! I could run to the store; except I can't drive in this country. Chuckling to myself I thought, once again, of irony.


  1. 4:45 - this is soon early for me. Impressive.

  2. john re -
    I like the two perspectives from the two days.
    I wonder what it is like to live in a country where you can not drive.

  3. Sleepless nights bring the strangest of inspirations, sometimes. I've had whole poems sitting there in my head when I woke up to dark nights and the clock telling me, too early. I hope you get a nap in later ...

  4. Every day is so completely different. It can be a gift and a curse can't it. Sometimes we get it so right. Then others, we are just chugging through. I hope you get a nap, too.