Sunday, July 19, 2009

as the dawn breaks to day

Currently listening to: Mike Crawford and Liz's blow dryer
Current mood: relaxed
Looking forward to: this morning at the Well

Early morning is quickly becoming my favorite time of day.

For the past month and a half I have had an incredibly difficult time sleeping; it has eluded me for periods lasting days. But in the past week things have been looking up; while I am still not sleeping like a normal person would, I am getting a few consecutive hours each night. This brings me to my new love of early morning...

Typically, no matter what time I fall asleep, I wake up around 5 am. At first it frustrated me to no end, but I am learning to embrace it. So lately the following has become my morning routine:
hesitantly roll out of bed
flip on the coffee maker for hot water for my tea
turn on the episode of House I fell asleep watching the night before
by the time my tea is gone, House is usually over
spend a little time with Jesus
insert contacts into tired eyes
workout clothes and tennis shoes on
morning run

The doors of Melrose open and I enter the cool of the morning. The world is just waking up--sprinklers are quenching the thirsty grass, birds begin to chirp, the sun is opening it's sleepy eyes and pushing toward the horizon, throwing colors across the sky as if God took a paint brush to it. For a moment I close my eyes and take a few deep breaths of the crisp, cool morning air; it fills my lungs and eases my soul. As I exhale, the worries and stresses of the previous day are blown away. I am new. I am alone.
This is peace.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

throw it all together.

Currently listening to: NPR
Current mood: blank

Much has happened since my last post. Some which I will share with you, my dear blogging friends, some which I will keep to myself, and much of which I cannot fully process. Here's a random assortment of my life right now:

1. My mother is now on Facebook.

b. Four things are crossed off my list of goals for the summer.

iii. I finally acted on my desire to get involved at Jacob's Well; I was done waiting for other people to be ready or to have the time. I have the time now--so two JW Summer Institute classes, one email to the head of volunteers for JW Kids, and a few weeks later...I'm involved, and I now have friends at Jacob's Well that are not from Jewell. And it feels good.

4. "Sell everything you own and follow me."--I'm trying to figure out what this looks like in my life. And I'm probably over thinking it.

e. I, the girl who hates water, spent most of Friday at a water park. Weird, huh? I know. But that is what the kids I was watching wanted to do...and to be honest, I had fun.

vi. I ate meat for the first time in two months yesterday....and paid for it today. Won't be trying that again for a long time.

-- The book Marley and Me made me cry. Don't judge.

h. Ben and I are dating...not in a relationship, but dating.

9. I went 3 days this week without sleeping at body hates me.
So I've resorted to drugging myself. You do what you have to.

That's all I got.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

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