I set the alarm for 4:30 a.m. this morning.
I can sew, cook, walk and eat with wordy, happy people surrounding me.
But, I cannot write in that busy atmosphere.
Mrs. M asked my husband and I to give a little speech at the family bridal shower tomorrow. I am supposed to condense 27.5 years of marriage wisdom–my trials and errors and occasional victories–into a concise little devotional talk.
My husband suggested we tag-team. I will speak to the groom, and he will announce to the bride what makes men happy.
It’s a FAMILY bridal shower and all will be G-rated.
In one early tiptoeing trip, I brought everything I need to the kitchen table.
Lots of extra noise and movement would wake people up.
I don’t want little bodies stumbling into the room, thinking that kitchen noises and illumination equals breakfast time!
At 4:30 a.m. in a quiet house, I feel like I have all the time in the world.
As pictured above, my table is covered with items for the speech-writing plus enough to fill up a day’s work.
So here I sit with coffee at my fingertips and a library of resources within reach:
- The Elements of Style (thanks, Sara.) I finished the foreword by Roger Angell and the introduction by E.B. White — surprisingly entertaining!
- Belated birthday card for Sally, ready to write and send.
- Springs in the Valley, daily devotional book.
- Writing journal.
- ESV Bible.
- Journible: Psalm 119. (Thanks, Brenda.)
- Cell phone.
- Laptop. (Oh yeah….that’s what I’m doing here. Supposed to write the speech.)
I hear someone stirring.
I’m going to ignore it for now.
© Lisa M. Luciano
Inspiring quotes: "Purpose is an incredible alarm clock." --unknown "The early morning should be dedicated to praises; do not the birds set us the example?" --C.H. Spurgeon "An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." --H.D. Thoreau "Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious."-- William Feather "The early morning hath gold in its mouth." --Benjamin Franklin
Word prompt of the day: ATMOSPHERIC