Friday, May 13, 2011


Every week day when the alarm goes off at 5:30, my first thoughts are usually very negative.  Stuff like, "Oh noooo! Not another workday. No, not again."  Or, "Please. How is it time to get up when I just lay down to go to sleep?"  Or, "[Insert an unsavory word or two of your choice here]! Why can't I just go back to sleep? This is cruel and unusual punishment."

Then, realizing there is no choice in the matter, I immediately force myself to say and think the opposite.  I can't sleep late even if I wanted to.  The children have to go to school, and the fact is I must go to work, so sleeping in is never an option. (Which explains why Saturday mornings are absolutely sacred to me.  For your own safety, don't talk to me before 10 on Saturdays.)

So to reverse all that negative thinking I say, "Thanks for another day," or "I'm grateful for another day, a roof over my head, the paying job, and healthy children who are able to go to school," even if that initial unsavory string of words is what I'm still actually feeling.

The thing is, if I ever did ignore my responsibilities and sleep in, I'd miss some of these scenes right outside my back door.

Each sunrise is different but all of them are spectacular.  The sky changes very quickly so you have to be looking in just the right place at just the right time to capture the best each morning.

I hope you capture the best of this day and the best of the weekend.  Have a good one.



Daryl said...

Have a wonderful weekend .. we're due rain but I dont care, its the weekend and I can dance between the raindrops..

WV: spolo ... of course its polo what else would it be?

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm seldom, if ever, awake at sunrise. Then, when I see one, I never have a camera with me.
I remember one, however. I had an hour's drive between home and my 7am start at work. One morning, I rushed into the newspaper composing room (full of men) and raved, "I just saw the sun coming up and the moon going down at the same time!" My male co-workers received this news with something less than enthusiasm. I don't know why.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Diane said...

You must come west! Bring whoever you like! You have been such a wonderful host these last two years, I want to return the favor and fuss over you.

wv- dialityl... i dialityl inside if I think you won't visit!

Maria_NJ said...


man He is such a good painter!!

wv:sensis: that was a treat for all my sensis

Annie said...

Wonderful wonderful photos.
Sunrises and sunsets help is the cope with the day between I think.
Happy Saturday to you.

Country Girl said...

It's Saturday!! And it's raining!! And I don't even care.

Because it's Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Homemade pizza and sunrises like's heaven right? (Ya know, 2 out of the 3 things a guy needs to survive)


ps. Chancy leaving a comment, last time it crashed the system