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Good Morning!

Hey Friends! It’s Friday! And I’m linking up with Kate MotaungTo participate in Five Minute Friday, all you have to do is write for five minutes on the word of the week, post your words on your own blog, and link up the post. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. This week’s word is “Morning”.


Help! I’m a morning person living in a family of night owls!

It must be true that you can take a girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

You see, I’m a farmer’s daughter. I grew up getting up early to milk the cows but my husband (raised in the city) is a night owl. He doesn’t go to sleep until 2am. Even after 26 years of marriage, I still can’t get used to it.

And my kids are just like him. I’m ready to retire at 11pm but this is when the kids come into the bedroom and start talking. (which I wouldn’t trade for the world).

HOWEVER, This winds me up for several hours and I can’t get to sleep. (That’s why I’m up at 5am writing this post.) Then when morning arrives. No one …even me can seem to wake up. This causes me to never accomplish what I want to accomplish before noon which frustrates me. And makes me feel as though I never get anything accomplished.

You’d think after 26 years I could figure this out. But No! My body still says, “There’s just something that ain’t right about this!”

I used to sing this song to the kids in the mornings when they were small …


You know a song like that could get someone seriously injured!

Well, I have no answers to my dilemma.

Anyone else out there in the same boat?

GGMandy Signature



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    1. Thanks. I wrote it early in the morning. Having a hard time keeping my eyes open today for reading responses and others posts.

  1. I’ve always been a morning person, but since Shane’s been working from home my motivation seems to have left and I can’t seem to get anything done before mid morning or even later. We weren’t farmers, but most weekend mornings, my daddy’d be up banging around in the garage next to my bedroom at 7 am. So I had no choice. 🙂 Our oldest is a night owl. I’m figuring out how to adjust.

    1. I was up most of last night. Our son came in the bedroom after the presidential debate and we had another long discussion about the GOP choices. I still don’t know how I feel about it all, but glad my kids are interested and working out their beliefs and positions.

  2. I love early morning times but I seldom am up to enjoy them. We just end up staying up too late and then can’t get up early. I think it started when my sons stayed up so late and then slept most of the day. Oh, I remember times, too, when they’d be ready to talk when I was ready for bed, but like you I wouldn’t trade those times for anything. Only one son is still living at home and we’re trying to have a better sleeping schedule. 🙂 I’m quite familiar with that Good morning song! We had a cassette tape of “Bullfrogs and Butterflies” and my daughters listened to it a lot. 🙂

    1. We still have a son and daughter at home. Our son closes at Chick fil A so it’s 11pm before we even see him. Family time in o ur bedroom is so precious to us.

  3. My oldest daughter used to keep getting up earlier and earlier (she would hear me puttering around at 4 am and want to come snuggle with me). Now that the nest is empty, I still have to get up pretty early to have alone time because my husband gets up early (which is a new thing for him). I’m usually out of it by about 8 pm ;).

    1. When the kids were babies, I would stay up after tending to them early in the morning. Loved this time for the quiet and alone time with the Lord.

  4. As a farmers daughter, I so get this post. It made my smile and laugh. And that song….reminds me of one I used to sing to my campers at Bible camp. That song seriously could’ve gotten me hurt too. Visiting from FMF where I’m in the #14 spot.

  5. GiGi… oh yes… My Honey is more like you although he was most definitely not raised on a farm – not that there’s anything wrong with that! 😉 He just LOVES to get up early and get things rolling… and by 11pm he has been in bed reading for a little while already but I prefer a later slower start, and a little later night as well! But oh how I can relate to not feeling like I am accomplishing as much as I could – and sometimes should! And as an empty nester, I can assure you that you will miss those late night talks so I love that you press through and enjoy them even though you are tired!

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