Thursday, May 20, 2010


I have decided I need to become a morning person. Maybe I will do it next week.

I've realized that it is much easier to get stuff done when Simon is asleep, but if I wait til he goes to bed at night, I am too tired and don't feel like doing anything but vegging out. But if I wake up say an hour earlier in the morning, I can do dishes and make lunches and whatnot before he even wakes up. I still get as much sleep, but I get more accomplished around the house. It only took me a year and a half to figure this out... Now if I can just get motivated enough to actually do it, I am such a night owl, and have always hated mornings, so this is going to be very difficult for me. I am thinking that if I get my balcony all comfy and decorated like I want to, maybe I can sit out there in the morning for a few minutes eating some fruit for breakfast and just have a few minutes to enjoy being outside. It is an idyllic scene in my mind, the hard part is just implementing it. For someone who loves nature and being outside, I really hate it when the sun comes peeping through the curtains in the mornings and I can hear the birds singing outside. It makes me angry, like they are spoiling my sleep, when in reality I should be like Cinderella when she wakes up in the morning, so happy to hear the little birds singing, and then they can help me make my bed and do all my chores and life will be just like a little fairy tale, that is in until the wicked stepsisters arrive in the scene, the stepsisters being reality.
I can't wait until the day comes when I can be a stay-at-home mom and can focus on the things that really matter in life- my family. I enjoy my job, but it isn't meaningful and I feel it is just something that I do so our family can survive, but I feel like we aren't always thriving. Don't get me wrong, we are doing pretty dang good considering our (and by our I mean Steve's) hectic schedules, but I just know that it isn't as good as it can be, and I can't wait until the day when I can really focus on nurturing my family the way they deserve to be nurtured. Although when that is happening, if things go according to plan, our family will be one member bigger when it does happen. And no, I am not pregnant, and won't be this year, no worries there. Anyone else notice how everyone and their sister is pregnant right now!? I would say everyone and their mom, but I think it would be really weird to be pregnant at the same time as your mom- too weird- so I said sister instead.
Anyways, that was quite the interesting ramble. I hope you enjoyed it, totally unedited, from my mind right onto the keyboard... So yeah, I need to become a morning person, wish me luck- next Monday I will start, and if you run into me and I am grouchy, I apologize, I really hate mornings and it normally takes me a good hour or two at work before I am ready to talk to people.
On a blog-related note, check out this article from Reader's Digest.

Oh and by the way, I can wait to see the new Twilight movie next month!!


Leserlee said...

You crack me up! I love you so much. And as far as I'm concerned, everyone and their sister is not pregnant. At least as far as I know. Becoming a morning person might be good for you. I enjoy my peace and quiet in the mornings, at least the quiet that I have before Bryant wakes up. As of late Abigail has been waking me up, but that's not so bad, since it's pretty much 7:00 then. And she's a pretty good girl. GOOD LUCK with becoming a morning person!

dacjohns said...

Poppers says, I'm the same way, I'm a night owl. I think most of the family are night owls. Mornings are nice though when I go outside and enjoy it.

dacjohns said...

You can do it Kari. It will be so nice to sit and enjoy a cup of chocolate milk or orange juice in the morning. Don't forget the bird book. (BTW My birds don't make my bed either. They only poop all over everything.) :)

I think this time will pass quickly and Steve will be done with school. So start preparing for that change in your life. It will be great for you to be able to stay at home with Simon. I know how much you enjoy being with him.

And I am NOT pregnant. Could you even imagine? I don't think I know of anyone expecting besides Sarah Morris/Williams. Tara will be having her baby any day now. Another girl.

Kari and Steve said...

a million people around here are. A couple/few of steve's cousins, and some old coworkers here and from utah, a coworkers wife, I can't think of all of them right now but I am thinking around 10 people I know are pregnant, it's ridiculous.