Did You Know That There is A 5:30am In The Day?
My children returned to school today following what must have been the fastest summer vacation ever recorded in the history of ‘summerdom’. At least my two girls would sign any affidavit to that affect if asked their opinion on the matter. I don’t know how it happens in other places of the world, but in our little slice of heaven, we have to get up at 5:30am… ack.. I just threw up a little in my mouth as I was typing that (fingers can’t puke so my throat and stomach had sympathy pains).
The buses (by the way.. why isn’t buses pronounced in the same manner as fuses? You would think that it should be spelled busses.. but I digress).. as I was saying, the buses pick our darlings up around 6:30am so you can see why it is necessary to rise up so early. I must mention this odd fact as well: the first day of bus pickup is like waiting for the cable guy to show up. Pickup time is in the neighborhood of 6:22am to 6:35am but evidently you can still be standing in the driveway at 6:49am with your school bag, lunch bag, clarinet, and cross country gear with no sign of the bus.
Eventually, instead of waiting for the cable guy…err.. bus driver to show up for my second child, we threw her 250 pounds of gear into the car and I drove her to school. That was at 6:50ish am. By then I had been awake for almost 1 hour and 30 minutes. That is so wrong. I am not a morning person as attested to my staying awake until 1am last night, or uh, this morning in order to encourage the Reds onto a win over the Diamond Backs. I hate those West Coast road trips because they mean the games start much later here on the East side of the country and, historically, the Reds haven’t done so well on those trips. The only good thing about my 270 minutes of sleep last night was that it was preceded by a Reds win which moved them 2 games ahead of those ugly birds from Missouri.
If you are reading this, I would like to know if you are a morning person, and if so, why in the name of all that is good would you admit to such a sinful practice?!
By the way.. I have a few more installments for the Rubber Meets the Road series. I will get them out but I have been taking a much needed break from technology. While I haven’t been writing, I still have been reading some blogs that make me think so take a spin through the following links to see who has been on my reading list lately.
http://www.52prayers.com/: Jessica has been visiting and writing on her exposure to different faiths this year. She is a smart cookie and brings to fore some great points of discussion within our American-Christian context.
http://jamesbrett.wordpress.com/: James is a missionary in Tanzania.. but more than that, he is a great writer and I like the quick and easy manner in which he tackles matters of faith and life.
http://randymorgan.wordpress.com/ : I met Randy in blogland and then had the pleasure to meet him in person while on vacation this year. I really respect his approach to creating dialog about bringing the sacred and secular aspects of christian life into meaningful, kindom-bringing, lifestyle. One day I hope to be in his neck of the woods again so that I can visit his community of believers.