Thursday, July 13, 2006

Quick Answer to Prayer

So, I prayed to the Lord that He get me up earlier in the morning because I was tired of going to bed at 3:00 and waking up at 8:00-9:00 and boy did He do it quickly!!! Here it is 6:30 in the morning and I'm up. Not too bright-eyed but I'm up. And I was up at 5:30 yesterday and can you believe I actually went to bed with things to do. How can you be up at 5:30 and go to bed at 1:30 and still have things left to do? Scary! It used to overwhelm me when I looked at the amount of work that I had to do and the amount of time I had and realized that I could work 24 hours for an entire week and it wouldn't matter, I still wouldn't get it done.

I have all kinds of things I want to blog about, let's see if I actually get to them. I think I'll turn off my email notifier, that might help. I have something for the dream post I have to do for Blogging Chicks, I want to post a review of the movie I took the girls to the other day and of course my poor neglected Samson study. It wouldn't be a posting on my blog with a mention of that :-)

BTW, I temporarily renamed Reformed Chicks Blabbing, Cranky Reformed Chicks Blabbing until my mood improves.


  1. Mike Y said...
    I noticed that name change. As is typical of when "chicks" go cranky, I started to think that perhaps it was just in my head and it was like that all along. Nice to know I'm not crazy.
    michele said...
    You are not but I got a complaint so I changed it back. And yes, it might be best to ignore it the way my husband does.
    Katy Sammons said...
    My husband told me recently that the only thing that keeps me from being a Proverbs 31 woman is "she rises while it is still night."

    I've resigned myself to the knowledge that I'm never going to get "caught up," but I still can't get away from the feeling of needing to catch up. How do you handle that?! LOL

    From a fellow chick who is grouchy because she can't get to sleep at night.
    michele said...
    I haven't figured out how to ignore that feeling but I guess it keeps us going even though it looks impossible.
    Mike Y said...
    There's no problem with not getting up early. I used to take a dim view on it, but not any longer. Some just operate differently.

    For whatever reason, I don't need an alarm clock to wake up. My body senses it's 4:30 or 5am and poof, I'm awake. I can even be in a different time zone.

    For me, the early morning hours are my best because my mind is very sharp then. But around 4pm, I get drowsy and I am pretty wiped out by around 9pm.

    My wife, on the other hand, is very much my opposite.

    At first, this seemed to present problems, mostly because I made it a problem. Now, we've got it down nicely. We try to maximize our time together, including ensuring we go to bed together.

    But after I'm passed out, she'll continue to do her things for the next few hours. Likewise, when I wake up, I have a few good hours before she gets up.

    As far as trying to cram everything into one day goes, well... I just don't do it any longer. The toll it seems to take on me and on those around me doesn't seem to be worth it. Instead, I've gotten better at setting my priorities and letting them dictate what I give the most attention to.

    Once upon a time, I was doing much writing, much developing, much business discussions and so on. To most people I looked simply impressive and like a machine. Inwardly, I was weakening both physically and spiritually.

    Not trying to be preachy here. I'm just trying to pass my little tidbit along to you for what it's worth. And it's from a guy who was a sterotypical workaholic.

    Then again, I can't say I've ever been called a cranky chick :) But my wife has, on occasion, accused me of being "moody". But I'm sure she didn't really mean it.
    Moonshadow said...
    How can you be up at 5:30 and go to bed at 1:30 and still have things left to do? Scary! ... realized that I could work 24 hours for an entire week and it wouldn't matter, I still wouldn't get it done.

    When I'm picking up toys or folding laundry at 2 am, I say, "Nobody told me there would be days like these."

    Those are the nights when I care.

    The other nights, I leave it until the next day or hope that my husband pitches in.

    Forget about doing anything "extra" like updating baby books or mending torn clothing.

    Especially since I've started taking the time to exercise a few mornings a week, things around the house have really slipped. Mornings at home used to be my most productive time.
    michele said...
    You have the extra burden of small children, I don't have that excuse. In fact the Lord just sent me help because Sarah, all on her own has decided to take over the laundry! Making sure it gets washed and dryed. You know, I think I'll blog about this.

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