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Chicken For Breakfast

Updated on January 11, 2017
Light up our day
Light up our day

I Am Just Getting Up

Wow it's 12:30 and I am crawling out of bed

My wife left at nine thirty and my eyes were still stuck to my eyelids

I definitely needed more sleep

My body physically exhausted

I didn't move from my comfortable bed

You come home and have gone food shopping and running errands

This is where I am speechless

All I can say

I love my wife so much

There are times where one person out performs the other

Not to show up or embarrass

To make everything work by pulling together

She says I know you didn't eat breakfast

I have bought some grilled chicken for lunch

Now as I come to life

Getting dressed and making our bed

I sat down to eat

This chicken is delicious

Later I will squeeze in breakfast

My wife catching the news and then watching the chew

My mind is still blank

With my belly full

I feel like car that just filled up at a gas station

Now we put the car in drive

Away we go

Off into our wonderful world

The weather has turned warm

From in the low 30's to 48 today

It is suppose to hit the 50's

We will see

The inviting warm sun now shining on my right shoulder

Feeling more awake than asleep

I slowly make a move for my ipad

Where I plug myself into life

I begin typing my feelings of sweet satifaction and joy

Only to uncover there is a lot more where that came from

Drinking a cold glass of water

Remembering what my science teacher use to say

Our bodies our made up of sixty five percent water

I am like that glass that sits before me

Shining in the light that reflects off me







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    • DREAM ON profile image
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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      Nellieanna Because we leave early every day for work I take with me healthy snacks to hold me over till work.I often take celery, apples and water instead of cookies,brownies or stopping to eat at Duncan Donuts, McDonald's or Kentucky Fried Chicken. The good food doesn't taste as good as sweets but I know it's so much better and fills me up till supper. I get a lot of ideas from your comments and just want to know I break each comment down in parts. I first fill my mind with food for thought : All your good sense and logic, then any good tips I haven't heard before. Then the easy part is when new sparks begin to fly. The tough part is I don't know when or where but it is bound to happen. I am on the lookout like a rancher looking for fox who has been attacking his farm animals. Then on with another great day. Thank you so much and more happiness and love coming your way.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 months ago from TEXAS

      I know that it's not easy to have a consistently well-balanced diet when one has so much demand on one's time and schedule. We definitely MUST eat!

      But peanut butter and jelly is not a bad choice, - though the peanut butter is much better health benefit than the jelly is with all its sugar. Scrambled eggs are a good health benefit, if not too loaded with salt. So a lot of it is making the quick choices as healthy as possible.

      A leaning and tendency to make the best choices from what is available at those rushed times is what matters most, and then when one has more time for freedom of choice, focusing on the very best is great. The more aware we are of what gives us the best or the worst health benefits, the better we can choose from among limited things, even in those difficult situations. It’s not just for the moment we choose healthy foods, but for our future ability to do those imperative things to make a living and to live longer and better.

      When we go to the ranch on our rushed visits, we don't even stop on the trip (500 miles each way) to eat . Both while traveling and while we're there, we have only what we brought with us. Always plenty of water, to start with. So I devil eggs for the trip, pack some cheese slices and whole-grain crackers, some easy-to-peel & eat fruits like mandarin oranges and bananas, and sliced fresh veggies like carrots, celery, peppers & cucumbers to nibble and some nuts, healthier chips and cookies for energy. These simple foods are all we have while down there, too. It’s 100 miles from a grocery store, let alone a restaurant.

      We do brew some coffee for the morning before we set out on our chores and may have a glass of sherry in the evening after the chores. It's amazing how well these simple foods do us and suffice for the activity and work we do while there, some of it which is pretty grueling, especially for Trent. We will be checking all the troughs and water lines and he may have to repair some of the lines or even the pump. There is NO other water on the place except from the well and distributed via miles of water lines over rugged land. I usually know there is probably a leak or problem when the electricity bill for the pump goes sky-high. The rural electricity has to be brought in from hundreds of miles away over lines. I remember when it first came when I was about 10. Before that, there was no electricity there. Same with the phone. It’s brought from several hundred miles, too, though now they also have satellite.

      So, anyway, the pump and lines are always a major priority, and there are always needs for upkeep around the place and for adding new improvements to make the cabin more livable. He goes down on his own or with a buddy and takes care of things, too. Last time he went they installed a hot water heater for the cabin. Soon he’ll have a buddy start building a new bunkhouse. And Trent works full time, has a family and lives up here, too. I never make demands on him to do things, but he considers doing them as ‘therapy’. haha

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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      Nellieanna Because of our busy work schedule we have to constantly change each day accordingly. Sometimes it might be peanut butter and jelly on the road or scrambled eggs for lunch. All I know I have to eat and we try to eat fruit and vegetables as much as possible. As always I love to hear your routine and good choices for eating and life. Thank you for sharing and caring. Have a lovely afternoon.

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      Nellieanna Hay 8 months ago from TEXAS

      This is a priceless account of a personal experience. How our individual 'clocks' work is fascinating.

      I'm basically a 'morning person' but I have gotten into a habit of going to bed in the wee hours and then let my body decide when to wake up. There have been past times when I went to bed late and still got up early. Sometimes I've stayed up all night, all the next day and late into the next night. Now I realize those habits aren't so good for these old bones, so have been trying lately to reverse the pattern and get to bed earlier and then be up early, to enjoy mornings. It then requires some other adjustments of my days! But it has enough value to be worth it. And it keeps me 'in charge' of my own life. It's among the privileges of being one's own person, - to be able to self-regulate & to correct habits according to one's own standards & self-assessments. Whoopee! It promotes longevity!

      Speaking of which, your mention of the importance of water and comparison to the reflective beauty of a glass of it is quite lovely. There is such a connection between oneself and light, too.

      How sweet of your wife to realize you needed to 'sleep-in' and then to bring you a good lunch. I had to smile at your plan ". . .Later I will squeeze in breakfast. . ." I think I'd feel that way if my first food to 'break the fast' had been lunch. But you were full with the chicken and possibly weren't hungry for breakfast as the day progressed. When my regular eating schedule is interrupted, it seems to take a new day to reset it. haha. Anyway, it is a sweet peek into your day.

      Your effervescent good spirits paint it in rainbow colors!

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      DREAM ON 8 months ago

      ChangingTides2331 So many more things can be accomplished working as a team. Everything from little chores to special occasions in our life. Thank you for reading and sharing. In many ways HubPages works as a team helping all writers achieve their goal. Even though we work independently we depend on each other for support and guidance. It is a pleasure to see your comments and wishing you extra energy to accomplish all you want today.

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      ChangingTides2331 8 months ago from Danvers, Mass

      Dream On, great poem. Tells how our significant other can pick up the slack & keep us going. It all comes natural to them, with no complaints.

      Great description, I know how you feel.

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      DREAM ON 8 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee When I get a good nights sleep I feel so refreshed and full of energy. If I am really tired my wife says I snore. Recently I have been remembering my dreams. Thank you for sharing. Good night and have a lovely evening.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      About needing more sleep I can say my sentiments exactly. For some reason during this cold and snowy weather I am mostly off my feet. When I lay down I fall asleep, then I get up and feel like a zombie looking for its head. I manage to stumble through the afternoon but then before I can get in some evening PC time I need more sleep. As a result I am now up very late and manage to sleep around 5 - 6 hours till the morning light. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

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      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      Dream on, you must love your wife very much.

      I have had Chicken for breakfast

      And it wasn't half bad

      I really do not care for eggs

      They are a sorry sight

      So...Chicken will suffice much to my delight

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      Blessings and happiness to you

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      DREAM ON 8 months ago

      Jodah Our cat will claw at my side gently then if I don't respond she then starts to scratch at our bed when she is hungry. We both usually yell stop. Then I force myself to get up and feed her. We put dry food down two times a day. Morning and night. If it's less than half full she won't eat it sometimes. I think she is picky. She gets in her moods. Then after I drop back into a deep sleep. If I get a cold or something is on my mind that's the only time I can't sleep. Usually my bed and me go together like peanut butter and jelly. My wife is more like you once she is up she has trouble going back to sleep. She can be up all morning and I won't hear a thing. We work nights so we go to bed anywhere from three to five every night. I love to learn other people's sleep patterns they are so interesting. Thank you for reading and sharing. It's 6:43 here. You would be getting up here and putting the tea on. I love that you get your wife breakfast that is a wonderful, considerate man. I am sure she appreciates you and all your kindness. May your day start off with new happiness that trickles into everything you do.

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      John Hansen 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A nice read, Dream On. In our house I am always the one up first, making my wife a cup of tea and then breakfast in bed. I can never sleep past 7am, no matter when I go to bed. The cats always wake me for food and I can never go back to sleep. :)

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      DREAM ON 8 months ago

      Luke Holm The truth be told. Sometimes waking up is a project in itself. Especially if I worked the night before. I look around for clues that excite my mind that trigger my body into action. A good day over all. Later we met up with great friends to celebrate Christmas. With the holidays so busy it's easy for all of us to get together weeks later. They are family. We shared laughs, caught up on who's who and what is happening now in all our lives. Had a nice meal topped off with a little dessert. Until next year. May everyone stay healthy and happy. Thank you for reading and sharing. Sometimes the end might seem short and maybe it was just enough. Wishing you a day of peace and fun.

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      Luke Holm 8 months ago

      Nice story! I'm guessing it's true. I liked how the story started off slow and picked up throughout, like your mood. The end seems a bit abrupt. Still searching for that satori line.