No alarm. I don’t need one anymore. I simply wake up at around 5 a.m. everyday. Some nights that’s after middle of the night bathroom run.
5 a.m it’s quiet at my house. On Thursday there’s the sound of the garbage truck outside. Somedays, like this morning, I can hear the wind crashing through the trees and making the fan in the bathroom rattle. I know if I listen to the weather on the radio, it will say “high wind warning in effect today”. But I don’t turn on the radio. I like the time to think, to write and reflect.
I don’t have to hop in the shower until 6:30. I make a list of things to do.
- Start gathering tax documents
- Clean bathroom
- Take a break from the tv tonight
- Call and check on daughter that’s been having migraines
Shower time. I swear that I can solve the worlds problems in the shower. Some days, it’s a private place where I cry and let the spray from the shower wash my tears away. But today, I look forward to my new citrus scrub. Yum.
Glass of orange juice, oatmeal and NPR. Make a quick sandwich for lunch. Today it’s ham and swiss.
Take a deep breath and head out the door.