Hopeful Mornings & Homework

Oh what a day!!

When I woke up this morning I dreamed lofty dreams about all the things I would get done: I would build a frame to stretch a hide on, I would stretch said hide, I'd ride my horse, shoot a little, get ALL my math homework done and maybe even mop the floor of my bunkhouse. Sounds like a good day, right? This is what I actually got done: Math homework, math homework, math homework, math homework, hauled some wood, fed the horses, roped the dummy and now I'm doing MORE math homework!!

Life is like that sometimes though, right? You lay your carefully crafted plans and they disappear with the wind. I think if I'm going to enjoy life and not go absolutely bonkers (wait, I already am...) being continuously chained to my homework, I'm going to have to start waking up super early again and getting work done in the wee hours so I can enjoy the rest of the day. The whole of the year is stretching out in front of me and I intend to enjoy it! There is so much I want to accomplish before 2013 chimes its last breath and I know with some hard work, determination and carefully planned goals, I'll get there.

I'm not going to lie to you, the last couple years or so I've gotten really lazy with sleeping in. When I was in high school I used to bounce out of bed with a smile on my face at 3am, reveling in the quietness that allowed me the time to get my school work done before the other work of the day was begun. I don't really bounce any more. In fact, last spring I literally FELL out of bed...but I was in Italy and had drank some grappa the night before, so maybe the grappa had more to do with the falling rather than the early hour. Hmm.....good point, Liz.

Anyway, back to the point at hand: I'm going to write my to-do list tonight (an attainable to-do list, by the way!), set out my clothes so the cold morning air doesn't discourage me and set my alarm for 5am! See you in the morning, Dolls and Gents!!

What time do you guys normally wake up? And if you have any tips for me, please comment below and share!

Cute little daffodils I found when I roped the dummy this evening...so pretty! 

xo xo Liz