Hello everyone. I have had a million ideas going through my head for a post for today - and this wasn't one of them!!!! LOL
Some days I just click on here to write my planned blog and my little mind says "no - do this instead". So today I "do this instead"!! (I just felt the need to share).
I sleep roughly at night. I seriously can not remember how many years it has been since I slept through an entire night. I wake OFTEN and look at the clock - always have and probably always will. I have calmed myself with 'natural' remedies - so I do go back to sleep easily MOST of the time. (I still have those horrible nights now and again).
Here is my thing.
Coogy will come in and 'make sure' Mom is awake or waking up about an hour before I actually get up. He gently pats my face, gives kisses and hugs. I love that!
I may need to explain something. My bed is hard - very hard. It was specially made to be extra firm because Glen liked that. It has never been comfy to me. I keep thinking about getting a poofy mattress topper, because I can't afford to get rid of the mattress (it cost a bundle).
OK that being said - once kitty has awaked me - I lay there and it feels as if my body has actually melted into the mattress!!!!! The covers seem to have form fitted and molded around my body just wrapping me in their comfort. I feel like I could close my eyes and sleep so peacefully for hours.
I am the most peaceful and most relaxed that I will be for the next 24 hours. CRAZY!
THAT hour is my moment of bliss.
I truly wish I could feel/sleep like that all night - BUT then I probably wouldn't appreciate that wonderful feeling each morning.
Seems to be a catch 22 to most great things in life!
I lay there and say my morning prayers and thank my Lord for the opportunity of another day.
I get up and get myself self dressed and ready and within 20 minutes or so I am venturing out into the great frigid abyss! Seriously!
I go out 365 days a year at 5:45 AM to feed the cats - rain or shine - heat or cold.
Most mornings they are waiting at the back door for me. I do believe they have tiny little watches! If it is pouring rain - they are sitting under the Blazer. A couple frigid mornings they actually stayed in the greenhouse waiting (smart babies) - but that doesn't happen often.
I get them all fed - we pet and love - and I talk with them and then off to the front porch to pick up my paper.
Now mind you it is COLD right now, even for here. I get on the porch and then I stand there and look out over the kingdom! It is so quiet - so very quiet. There are virtually no houses with lights on - and I imagine all the neighbors snuggled in their beds, all warm and cozy. I could be, but this is how I chose to start my day.
I often look at the sky and see the huge bright moon saying goodbye to me till tomorrow, and all the twinkling little stars that seem so close, yet are so far away.
I enjoy the stillness each and every day. Maybe it isn't smart for me to have such a rigid routine and to be out in the dark - but I am at peace then.
There are no sirens blaring, no horns honking, no kids outside arguing, no traffic noise - just me and the moon and the stars.
Once in a while I will hear a dog bark off in the distance somewhere and I always hear a rooster that lives to the North of me somewhere.
Once back in the house - Coogy is ready for another spoonful of wet food, but we have a routine. I get my morning drink together and I turn on the blender to mix. I can see his reflection in the window where I am standing - and he sits there and waits for the blender to quiet, then he walks over to his dish and looks at me to say "more". He gets it.
I go sit down to read the paper and he goes and crawls into Mom's bed - after all it is exhausting trying to get someone up!
Every day - my morning. It may seem silly to some, but it brings me joy. That silly little routine gives me some normalcy in a crazy old world. New beginnings, new opportunities and new blessings await each and every single day.
Is there anything you do each day or regularly that just makes you all happy inside? Do you have bliss moments?
They cost nothing and they sure do steady your heart and soul.
Thanks for reading.
EDIT: I have never slept through a night - this mattress or any other. As firm as this one is - my point was it is extremely comfy in that hour upon arising - I seem to melt in it. Don't know why - but then it is comfy. Then the rest of my wonderful morning begins. Seems I didn't state that well enough! LOL