Morning Meanderings….A VERY EARLY Morning


Good morning.  3:26 am when I am writing this.  I popped out of bed at 2:30 am this morning.  My sleep schedule is all over the board and for now I just go with it.  Yesterday morning I woke up TIRED.  I think the full schedule of the day before – company most of the day and then a City Library Board Meeting in the evening over exhausted me.  Too much of me being “on” or “present” wipes me out.  I completed a couple of tasks yesterday morning and went back to bed by 11:30 and up around 3 pm.

See?  Crazy sleep patterns.

So today….

Since my early rise this morning I have….

Stood out on the deck staring into the night

sent two emails out to the Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library

Created an agenda for the Monday Friends Meeting

Put clothes in dryer

Folded other clothes and prepped to put away

had a glass of ice tea

wrote a review

I am hopeful that by the time I write this post I will be able to go back to bed.  I have a 9 am coffee date here at the house and a wedding tomorrow in Duluth I need to prep for.  Being up this early does not appeal to me.


PicMonkey Collage

As for weekend reading the above is what will be traveling with me over the weekend.  I am looking forward to Jon Cryer on audio during my drive time.  A Hundred Summers sounds like it will be good cabin reading and I am not sure if I can handle The Rules – but we will find out.

This morning, in an alternative world, I would be flying back in from New York and the Book Expo today.

I think I am ready to go back to bed.

18 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings….A VERY EARLY Morning

  1. I hope you get some more sleep, Sheila. I was up at 6:30 but that’s quite normal for a weekday. I hope the wedding will be nice. But first: sleep!

  2. My heart continues to go out to you — waking up early is never a good thing…not really. Sleep inconsistency takes its toll, I know. But your sleep inconsistency is not surprising considering. It is a part of grieving, I do believe. I am amazed at your ability to actually accomplish things during those wee hours….I see that as a good thing. I am glad to see that your writing, especially these posts. I found and find writing to be therapeutic…do you? Anyway, Sheila, you’re living through a very difficult time (that’s an understatement)…I wish there was a way to take a shortcut through grief, but I don’t believe shortcuts exist on this path. Again, I am so glad that your writing. You remain in my prayers.

  3. The John Cryer book sounds good. I bet he’s got some funny stories. I hope you can find your new normal soon. Take care.

  4. Sheila, I hope you are able to get back into a regular sleep pattern soon. 3:26 AM is way too early to start the day! I hope your books are good ones. I am interested in the Jon Cryer audio book.

  5. You’ll enjoy the Jon Cryer audio. It was quite entertaining. A Hundred Summers was good too. A little soap-opera-ish at times, but still enjoyable.

  6. This is such a windy road you’re on, Sheila, with obstacles strewn about that you either have to work your way around or wait ’til they’re cleared away. I do hope you’re able to enjoy the wedding to whatever degree. Hugs…

  7. When my sleep cycles are off, I take Melatonin. I take the lowest dose 1mg and it gets me back on track in just a couple of days. Completely natural. I pick it up at Whole Foods but you can get it anywhere.

  8. I have had crazy sleep patterns on and off post-retirement, but it’s usually because I’m up late reading…and then dream about the book….and wake up to read some more. Afterwards, I always have to nap during the following day. Hope your patterns improve, and your days are brighter.

  9. I know I keep saying this, but be gentle with yourself. The wedding this weekend may catch you off guard. We went to one a few months after our loss and neither of us were prepared for the overwhelming sadness…

    A good night’s sleep? What’s that? 🙂

  10. I hope your trip and the wedding go well and that you can enjoy the books you chose.

    Take care, and you are always on my mind.

    You were missed this week at the BEA.



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