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M is for Morning-Person


Saturday, I got up early to transport my dinky twinkies (That’s Texas Sassy for my twin girls) to a birthday party. Not sure who got the great idea for a morning party, but I’m usually game with things like this. Driving there, I was diverted by the girls and distracted by trying to find the place of the party.

But after finally locating the venue, and to my daughters’ delight, still a few minutes early, I had the car to myself on the way home. I was shocked that more than garage sale explorers were up that early on a Saturday morning. Granted it was beautiful. Fairly cool with a promise of later heating, and crystal skies.

But seriously, people were everywhere. Kids and teens playing basketball at a park, riding bikes, walking dogs, jogging. Adults going to or from stores and Starbucks, strolling babies, mowing, watering, planting, sweeping. Really? I had no idea such things went on so early in the day!

That’s right. I’m NOT a morning person. Well, unless you count the we hours like midnight and one that usually pass before I go to bed. No, I guess they don’t count. But those are the hours when I get my best writing done.

Now I know that FLYLADY encourages getting up with the dawn, showering, doing makeup, light cleaning, and tying on shoes. I really like it when I do all of those things and try hard to follow FLYLADY’S ideas. ‘Course my shoes get tangled up in the sheets when I lay back down, but I adjust.

SO not a morning person. I married one, but converted him to the dark side fairly quickly. I gave birth to four of them, but only one remains steadfast and chipper. (I’m beginning to think Precious Redhead was adopted when I was asleep.)

Don’t get me wrong, though. I do love the feeling of morning – especially in the spring. And no, I didn’t go back to bed after dropping my angels off. I did think about it, though.

Your turn. Early Bird or Night Owl. Which would your rather be and why?


Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

16 thoughts on “M is for Morning-Person

  1. Night owl for me!

    And the photo you used pretty much says it all!


  2. ROFL. Marji, you’re so fun!! 🙂 I can do mornings and enjoy them, but I think Sloth might be my middle name. I like staying up late–I can get a LOT done in the evenings when I’m working!!


  3. Bwhahaha! “…my shoes get tangled up in the sheets when I lay back down again.”
    Currently, hubby’s new job has him arising at *choke* 2:40 AM. Unfortunately, as I am a terribly light sleeper, that means I am also awake a 2:40 AM and have a hard time getting back to sleep. I may be forced to become a morning person after all!
    Thanks for the giggle!


  4. I used to be such a night owl but now I’m sort of a morning person. Every other Saturday I’m up and at a near park to pick up my Bountiful Basket at 7. It’s a beautiful time of the day but I don’t do much else outside that time of the morning.


    • I actually CHOSE to be up at 6 AM to take my girls on a bluebonnet hunt. Morning IS a beautiful time of day! I’m making sure I don’t nap so I can go to bed early and make it two days in a row! Woohoo!


  5. Absolutely, positively, not a morning person. Used to be, sort of, when my kids were young and I had to do silly things like make their breakfast before school. Now with age, and insomnia issues, early morning, all though beautiful, is not my friend. My husband on the other hand gets up between 4 and 5 mornings. Please! That’s the middle of the night.


  6. I love getting up early, but my mind doesn’t function too well until about 9 o’clock.


  7. well I am a morning person and was proud of it until I married a VERY morning person. So guess I am a partial one. LOL

    Dinky twinkies? never heard of that. I have twin grandsons = what are twin boys called?

    Good M word!


  8. I am so NOT a morning person! I’m with you though, the wee hours between midnight and dawn are a great time to write.


  9. I’m definitely an early bird! I can get so much accomplished and the day is still young.


    • I’m secretly an early-bird wanna be. I feel so productive when I get up early, but alas, I don’t always contemplate that or discuss with my pillow.


  10. I rather be an early bird, but as I get older falling asleep at night seems to be harder. Therefore, my ever so comfortable bed gets harder to leave in the morning. But, I do love that cool morning air you talked about for accomplishing outside chores.

    Though, the best part about the early morning is the quietness and the newness of the day impresses me with the presence of God.