Early Morning Thoughts
(picture by me and my Viking muse)
Green tea fuels my thoughts this morning. Green tea with jasmine. And some sugar :D
Have you ever had those mornings when you woke up and just could NOT go back to sleep? Welcome to my morning. My husband leaves for work around 5:00 every a.m. and there is always this bizarre notion to get up as well, to leave the warmth of my bed and stagger to the kitchen, fill my mug with something hot and caffeinated, and dive into a new day. More often that not, I dismiss this desire as a temporary case of insanity, roll back over, and go back to sleep. Today I decided to take my insanity up on it's offer of waking before dawn. You know what? It ain't half bad :D.
Just a few things rumbling through my mind:
My courtyard garden is anxious to get sprouting. I went through all my seed packets from last year and, lo! They all have seeds still in them. Huzzah! I don't HAVE to buy any more (though that won't stop me from trying). I have 30 pots waiting for soil and two patches of earth that are in desperate need of healthy feeding and flowers. Methinks this weekend will be the perfect time to give into these notions and get the courtyard in bloom.
Papers, papers! And it's not my writing class this term that's giving me a run for my writing money. The first of two require humanities classes has me pushing and shoving for word counts every day and I've just now hit the half way point in an eight week course. Oh, and next term is part 2. Truly, dear readers, I am desperately seeking some air!
Oh, I did spend some personal writing time yesterday at ye olde local bookstore. All the books are used, the interior smells musty and they have green tea and apple cider :D Yes, I drink apple cider and hot tea even in the midst of a southern summer (which, thankfully, we haven't hit yet). Just knowing I can walk to a bookstore and write a couple of hours a week lightens my school-work burdened soul.
A great, big, whopping THANK YOU to everyone who posted yesterday about my 200 followers. Seriously, I wouldn't have done it with you! So far, this is what I've been given:
Meredith at Fairy Tales and Cappuccino said she WOULD like to see me dance. For the health and well being of the Internet (and the universe as we know it) I'll forgo the dancing for now but who knows? I may just start vlogging in the future...the force will have to be much, much stronger with me to attempt that OR dancing ;)
Brian over at Waystation One suggested I tell a story. Sounds like a plan. Any suggestions? Truth or fiction? Maybe a little story a week? Something short would be a challenge for me...I tend to be long-winded. Let me know!
Sheila at Sheila Scribbles asked if I was doing the A-Z Challenge. The answer is YES! Do I have a theme yet? I think so. I'm going to wait until Day One to reveal it :D Oh, and the suggestion she gave that I could easily top 300 followers thanks to the challenge is very, very true. Have you guys SEEN the sign up list for the challenge? Seriously. Check it out. It is epic (find the link on my sidebar).
That's about it for now! *whew*. I'll be off for another run in three hours on my new quest to bag my first 5K!! A bit excited about this new venture! Of course, things will be much better once the pollen clears.
Happy Thursday and remember: