My husband works shift work, 12 hour days. Either 6am-6pm or 6pm-6am. This means bed times around here can be quite varied, depending on which shift he’s on.
This week it’s 6am-6pm.
I think I may like this shift best. I usually try to get up early as well, to make the most of my day. Most of my life I’ve been a night owl, but for the past number of years I haven’t enjoyed it. I like the quiet of being the first one up, having a cup of coffee, in the stillness of the early morning. I enjoy reading, and writing in my prayer journal during this time.
Last night I must of been tired because I fell sleep at 10pm. Not usual at all! That was great, but waking at 3:15 because my body and brain seem to think if I’ve had 5-6 hours if sleep, I’m good.
I counted ‘sheep’ til just before 4:00 until the birds began to chirp outside my window and finally gave in, and got up!
By 5am I was enjoying my second cup of coffee.
By 6:00 I woke Julia since she likes to get up early too. She fed the horses and we both had breakfast and then we headed out for a bike ride.
We came home and had a smoothie and I made a pot of home brewed ice tea with stinging nettle and lemon grass. I hope to be offering teas in the shop soon.
We were finished school by 11:00.
I had a bath, made dinner, and helped Elsa bake a belated birthday cake for Graydon (dad/hubby).
We had lunch and then I spent the afternoon until 5:55 working in the sewing room. By then it was time for dinner and cake.
Now it’s 8pm and I am ready for bed! It’s been a productive day!