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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quiet before the dawn

I love the quiet of the mornings - well, if you don't count the snore factor who can be heard from just about anywhere in the house when he is in full swing - before the world wakes up. At least before my family wakes up.

I started this school year waking at 5:am and at first it really killed me. And, then I got into a routine but 5:am still killed me. And, then the snore factor made me finally give up the fight for those final 30 - 45 minutes and I started waking up at 4:30am. Which, actually wasn't quite as murderous as 5:am. I think it has something to do with my sleep cycle.

So now I use that extra time I've bought myself to enjoy the silence - to quote Depeche Mode.

I can read, search the internet, FB, and even - tada - blog! I've been more dedicated to my blog since starting this new morning routine too. Although, come Saturday morning I have a rule for no one in the family to disrupt my sleep for any reason.

With my quiet and calm before the dawn I'm posting a few pics of the youngins from the Live Stock Show:

Here is FJ and his deer blind. He placed 3rd in his class (which had about 25 entries). He welded the inside frame of the blind. His daddy taught him well and assisted him but FJ built it. I'm so proud. :-)

And, of course - the kids showing their bunnies at the auction:

They did great and we've got a little $ coming for their college funds. Well, I hear Lil'Gal stirring (she's a morning person like me) and it is time to wake the family so I'll catch ya' later. MaƱana.

Happy Thursday!



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Melissa said...

I wish I had some quiet morning time to enjoy by myself. No matter how early I get up, it seems like the boy beats me to it!

PS - How did those bunny pictures of Lil Gal's do? They were super cute!