August 24, 2007

Still Hunting

It was one of those "awkward" wake-ups. Fast, complete. The night still so dark I couldn't see the door of the bedroom.

I knew there was no going back to sleep, so I wandered out to the kitchen and started the coffee. As I climbed back into the bed, I looked at the clock.


Oh hell no. Not today. Not now. Not gonna happen.

I tried to go back to sleep. But even without the caffeine and nicotine my mind was already going a mile a minute.

I choose my battles, and this one was one I knew I wouldn't win, so I got back up. A quick glance through the blogosphere told me that not much had happened during the short night. So I make my way to the sun-porch.

The air was still heavy from yet another storm last night. I think of the farmers and say a prayer that the crops are not destroyed with all this water. Then, as I lite my first cigarette my mind is already moving through my to-do list for the day.

Waukesha, Pewakee, Rockford. My files are pulled and ready to go. My grocery list is on the fridge, my outfit already laid-out.

I smile as I realize I'll have TV in less than a week. Ahhhh the long dark evenings are almost over. The weekends will not be so much of a struggle. Thank GOD.

It's 5:00 on a Friday morning. Around me, this soggy valley is starting to waken.

I hope it's a good day for us. Sunshine would be a VERY good thing. Maybe we can even have a rainbow or two. You know......just a hint at that silver lining.

Posted by Tammi at August 24, 2007 05:18 AM | TrackBack

I did hear about the massive storms, and tornados in Chicago last night, you all need to do a sun dance

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at August 24, 2007 07:19 AM

I get up early, but that's insane. Hope you can get some rest this weekend... if you're not working... ;)

Posted by: pam at August 24, 2007 10:15 AM
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