Monday, March 29, 2010

Of Teenagers and Locusts

This morning it was a struggle to get out of bed.
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Dark and rainy and chilly. Good sleeping weather. Really bad Monday morning weather.
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For the record, the perfect weather for a Monday morning would look like something out of an early Disney feature film. Sun streaming through gracefully floating fluffy white clouds, gentle flute music wafting over green meadows full of technicolor wild flowers punctuated by the perpetually cheerful chirps of bluebirds sitting on my windowsill.
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Not too much to ask for, right?
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I didn't think so.
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This morning was definitely a stereotypical Monday morning. I hit snooze A LOT. Stumbled out of bed and drowsily picked out clothes for the day. I went downstairs to find that my kids were ready for school and had prepared the "sign this" gauntlet for me. I often wonder what their teachers think of those signatures, most times I sign them without even turning the light on. The bus comes early, so after talking with them a bit, they got their things together (we are considering renting my daughter a pack mule for Monday mornings.) The bus came, goodbyes were bid, and I headed for the kitchen to get something for breakfast.
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This verse came to mind as I surveyed the damage:
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And the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts will swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail."
Exodus 10:12 NIV
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I'm kidding. Kind of.
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I think there may have been one wee surviving Oat O (yes, we buy store brands) in the bottom of the box. I think maybe the grocery store has been bumped up a bit in my list of priorities.
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Have a Happy Monday!

1 comment:

e-Mom said...

Wake up, girl!!! Happy Monday to you... we're dark and drizzly here too.

But April showers brings May flowers!

(((Hugs)))