Thursday, January 20, 2011

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

What is your favorite time of the day? It might be easy, or it might be hard to find the answer to this question, and I have contemplated over this long enough to be sure that my favorite time of the day is morning. It was not always morning, and I think it use to be the night time, but in the past couple of years that has changed and now I know its morning.  There is just something about waking up and knowing you have a fresh new day. A new day to fix whatever may have gone wrong yesterday, to do better, and to be happy about. I’m not always what you would call…a morning person, especially when I have to go to work, but on weekends when I don’t have work or the pressure of being anywhere by any specific time I seem to wake up on my own earlier than what my alarm clock is set for on the weekdays and very cheerful. I’ve always found it comical how it works out that way. What do I love most about mornings? Well it depends what day it is and where I'm waking up. Lets say it’s a Thursday (like this morning) what I love about waking up is being able to lie in bed for just a couple of moments/minutes in that stage between barely asleep and fully awake. Just being able to have those moments and thoughts to myself when it’s peaceful. Then seeing my puppy, tato, and him looking at me with that face that I love so much. Lets say it’s a Saturday morning, and I’m waking up before any of my friends are awake or even close to being ready to do anything with the day. I wake up, normally to a full TiVO of shows I had NO time to watch during the week, getting to pick which one of my favorite shows I am going to watch, drinking freshly brewed coffee and just knowing I have nothing to do for the next few hours. Or maybe deciding if I want to go for a morning run (though it does not happen as often as it should) when it does happen it’s a great feeling. Lets say you’re waking up with someone, someone that you are happy to be waking up with, we have all been great is that feeling of waking up and cuddling and staying in bed in and out of sleep. So yes, the morning is my favorite time of the day. When you wake up tomorrow, take a couple extra moments to lay alone with your thoughts and think about all the good things that are going to happen through out the day and everything that is yet to come.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ring a Ding Ding

I’ve been back from vacation since Sunday and today is when I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. You know how sometimes vacations suck more energy from you than replenish you. Yep...that’s kind of what i've been going through since the week of Christmas. The last three weeks have definitely been non-stop. Though, I am pretty sad that time is over, because there is NOTHING like Christmas, I’m more excited and happy to start the New Year. I spent Christmas in Miami with family and friends. Then on the 26th we left on a Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, and Grand Cayman. One would think that would be a really relaxing vacation and at times it was but at times it was not. Having an unlimited "sail & sign" card to drink you’re little heart away can lead you into some trouble, some not sleeping so good nights, and some exhausting mornings when you arrive at your port of call at 8am. New Year's Eve was like nothing I have ever seen before. Imagine around 4,000 people on the lido deck of a cruise ship listening to a live band, watching the live NYC countdown, each group/family with their own buckets of champagne. It was a New Year's for the memory books and I won’t be forgetting it or all the other memories that were made any time soon. It’s nice to get away with your immediate family and just reconnect.

As for what I have planned for the New Year....I plan on the same thing I plan on every year just becoming an all around better person. I’m not a big fan of specific New Year’s resolution, like “I quit coca cola”, “I quit swearing”, and “I’m going to the gym everyday”. Most of the times those are resolutions that are made to be broken. Why do you need January 1, to quit Coke? And as for changing your whole gym routine because it’s January 1… good luck with that. Those are things that need to be done in moderation if you want to succeed. I’ve basically given myself this week to slowly recover from the holidays, to catch up on sleep and get myself together. I will be at the gym like all the other new years resolution people very soon, but the difference is that i’ve been there for a long time, and all I will be thinking is: I cant wait for all these people to quit their resolutions so that the gym isn’t full anymore, and I don’t have to wait for the elliptical machine! hahaha

I wish everyone a happy and healthy year! Don’t make changes just because its the 1st or come Lent (another favorite time when people give up for coke for 40 days, I don’t think that’s what God was intending but that’s just my opinion) Change what you want TODAY and make every day count. Every day is a blessing and a chance to make it just a little bit better.

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