No kidding, I am a morning girl and the early day is my favorite part.
Well, that is true when I can go to bed on time.
My job, however, makes that difficult. No one wants therapy at seven in the morning, which means I work long days that start late and push evening right into bedtime. Most days I am at least an hour from home when I get off work, so the drive makes my day longer still.
That’s one reason I love summer: kids aren’t in school, so I can arrange my days a little differently and enjoy my early mornings again.
The best thing about going to bed on time is waking up refreshed and rested without the intrusion of an alarm. This morning I woke just before five, and enjoyed my scripture study on the back porch while the sun rose.
I finished up the house cleaning then, reclaiming it from my organization projects (and Jessica).
That felt better!
I grabbed my granola bar and bottle of water, and headed to the gym.
It’s not the same without Nathan.
The last week people keep telling me I look thinner and healthier, and I keep telling them it’s just because I haven’t had any surgeries or pregnancies with miscarriages lately. What a rough time my body has had these few years! But it does feel good to feel strong again, and I have been working out on a new running machine that hurt so bad at first but now feels amazing.
For my daily memorizing, I have made it to Elder Scott’s talk from General Conference, and it really blows me away each time I read it. It’s packed full of so many commandments and promises! There is so much power, and I am grateful for how it strengthens me beyond myself.
Especially when Nathan is gone, and I don’t have a workout partner.
The farmers market always makes me happy! I got some broccoli because mine from last season has now gone to seed, and my broccoli for this season is still growing. I also got carrots because mine are only babies.
We are out of yogurt and things to make it, so I went to the grocery store and also got asparagus and eggplant, which I have growing but are just barely in season and I am too excited to wait.
I also had to drop some things off at the church building, take some gluten to a friend, and drop a pile of things off at Goodwill. I listened to Nathan’s cd of Broadcast while I ran errands, and it made me happy to be connected with him in that way.
Then it was time to feed and water the dogs, turn the sprinkler on the garden, have my yogurt and granola (and strawberries and blueberries from the garden) and get ready for work (including remembering to turn the sprinkler back off again) which on Wednesdays begins in Bartlesville at 9am.
And that’s a morning in Emily World.
Well, it’s my morning today, with brand new coils and cords for my cochlear implants! They make me feel all shiny!
Can you hear the sun shining?