I think I may be turning into a grown up. Gasp! My sister Fish and I talk about feeling like we are still teenagers who are pretending to be adults...that we are in essence still "playing house" and that one day we will actually feel like grown ups. Well, I have made some changes lately that have come so naturally that it scares me a little, and I think I may just be growing up......a little.
I want to be a morning person!
I want to be more of a morning person, and amazingly enough I think it may already be happening. Lately I am exhausted by 9:30p.m. When I go to bed that early I get great sleep and wake up much earlier and with greater energy. When I get up early...and by that I mean between 6 and 7...I put the coffee on, do a few small chores while I am waiting, pour my coffee and go out to my deck where I sit in my red adirondack chair, read my Bible and write in my journal. I watch all my animals play at my feet and usually have one or two of them laying on my baby belly while the baby tries to kick them. When I finish reading I wake Brooklyn up, water the garden and fruit trees and remind Brook to feed the the kittens, the dogs, the guinea pigs and the fish. Then we walk out to feed the chickens and check on the ducks and the goat. I have noticed that the days that start this way are some of the best days and I want every day to be like this.
I want a minivan so bad!
If my younger self heard me say that she would time travel and drop kick me. Seriously. I am on the lookout as I type this. They are SO much more convenient than a sedan or a truck for hauling kids around to school, soccer, swimming lessons, etc. When I get one, I plan to put a bumper sticker on it that tells everyone around me that I am a soccer mom and also that my child is an honor student.