Day 2. Waking up early without dreaming #sol19

slice-of-life_individualMarch 2nd:

7:38 am. Sitting in front of my computer, filled with mixed ideas in Spanish and English.

Yesterday I went to bed overwhelmed. How can I keep up with this challenge when my daily life is pretty much the same every day? How do professional writers do to nurture their imagination? I didn’t want to cheat with this challenge either. I didn’t want to write 31 slices ahead of time and set them to be published one per each day of March. I can’t say that I didn’t think about it, though. Each day brings you up with different moods and perspectives and I am looking forward to the outcomes of that. So, I will pass that temptation.

I went to bed with the firm intention of dreaming, waking up and remembering what I dreamed, and write about it. It didn’t happen. At 6:30 am my golfer husband was up and about. I opened my eyes and asked for the time. I realized I was not going to sleep anymore.

Since I woke up early, I had the chance to listening to the Spanish morning. I hear roosters, not one but many, and some random dogs barking. My neighbor took off early in his motorbike. Our wiener dogs, Clyde and Buck, are still sleepy, and don’t bother to get out of their bucket when I entered the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. Ralph, our tabby cat is on top of the couch watching through the window the sun getting up, while Lola is scratching a corner of it. She doesn’t know how much I hate she does that. Maybe I should spray the couch with lemon essential oil. I read that cats have a natural aversion to citrus odors.

I went outside, and noticed that daisies are still asleep. Some birds are chirping in a murmur or maybe already gossiping. I run down the alley to take a photo of the sun rising over Sevilla. My husband took off and now my dogs are whining. 8:22 am Time to feed them and get on with my life away from the computer. 8:50 am.  I am still thinking with dread of clicking the publish button.

12 thoughts on “Day 2. Waking up early without dreaming #sol19

  1. Wow–you are in a beautiful place. Love the images you share, but also the quick aside about trying to get the cat to stay off the couch! The picture of your coffee has me heading downstairs to make my own!

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  2. Such a beautiful way to spend the early morning…I love the photos, especially the daisies! I true sign for me in the midwest that Spring is on it’s way (eventually). Thank you for sharing this!

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  3. Thanks for your thoughts. I’ve felt that way and wonder what I’ll be writing about every day. This is my first challenge so I’m trying to tell myself that I don’t have to know until I sit in front of the computer. I just need to commit to getting there! I look forward to more from you!

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  4. A lovely morning spent with your furry ones! My cat likes to rip up my couch too… putting double-sides tape on it made her finally stop 😹 she hates the stickiness!

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  5. Sounds to me like you’ve got this slicing idea, Pia. I’m regularly struck by how this periodic writing habit, especially the daily demand in March, has attuned me to spotting writing topics on which I wouldn’t otherwise have dwelled. Hope you have a similar experience…

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    1. You’re absolutely right. I hope I can keep up with it because describing 31 of my mornings can get rancid very soon hahaha. In two days though, I found myself pondering not only about topics but also about discovering new words and dispelling myths about spelling (forgive me the phonetic redundancy 🙂

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