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It's Never To Early To Get Up

Updated on September 18, 2016

Hurry, Hurry There Is So Much To Do

The kitchen clock read all fives

It has to be my eyes

No it's correct

My cat Charlotte stretches peacefully

Laying by our slider

Catching a small piece of darkness

What do you see ?

I ask her quietly

My wife sound asleep in our bedroom


Just seconds ago

Our cat started to claw the walls

It's her way of getting our attention

We always respond stop that

I reach for the water spray bottle

To give her a gentle spray

We have it sitting on the window sill

Plop as it drops to the floor

I struggle to wake up from what was a comfortable sleep

I am to lazy or tired or both to reach for it

I stumble into the bathroom

Just like a drunken sailor on leave

I know I have been here before

Many times

I still can't remember when or how I got here

There are some things in life you remember every last detail


Then there are other things you can't remember

Until someone or something triggers your memory

Then it's like someone opened the flood gates

Every thing comes rushing in

My stomach starts to make a combination sound of both gurgle and gargle sounds

The air has turned cool

We had to shut all the windows in our home last night

We even put the heat on in the car

To kill the early morning chill

It is seventeenth of September 2016

The sun goes down a little bit earlier each night

The other night we got to see part of the wonderful Harvest moon

As the day breaks

My body still aches

I am still dealing with a reaccuring stiff neck

From when we hit a deer in July

I thought I would be all better now

Going through physical therapy two times a week

I leave there feeling great

Then after a night of work

I am sore and uncomfortable

I should keep using a heat wrap

Sometimes I remember mostly I forget

I have learned a few good back and neck exercises

I have to add them to my daily routine

I haven't mastered all the things I want to do before

Now I made the list even bigger

Well going for my life staple

A lovely bowl of cereal covered in cold milk

I would tell you more but my brain is not cooperating

I think it wants me to ask politely

Mr. Brain I would appreciate it nicely

If you would be so kind

To do something so wonderful as



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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna I never had any existing condition that affected my life. Every time I go to sleep I forget any issues then I wake up and slowly it comes back. I have to laugh. If there is a way to will it away I will find it. All I keep thinking how blessed I have been all my life. It gives me a different view on life. I am searching for the right words. I am like a baby who is learning to walk for the first time. Then other times I feel like the same baby who feels the pain of their first tooth breaking through. All our life experiences with many different emotions and feelings attached to each. Thank you for reading and sharing your wisdom and love. Have a beautiful day.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      Good for you, Michael Sounds like short period of relaxing at work might help. There are probably positions the work necessitates and some tension involved which aggravate the soreness and activate it.

      I surely do understand about things that just 'go with' getting older and the need for learning to live with them. We surely can't and won't let them stop us! We do what we can to alleviate them and live with the rest. We grew up knowing how to deal with things!

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna I have been going to physical therapy two times a week. They put a cream and massage my neck. They say they noticed arthritis in the neck and think the accident irrated it. After therapy I feel great until I work for a few hours then slowly it gets sore again. I am learning exercises to do to feel better. They think it is never going to go away.It is more likely going to get worse. I will have to learn to deal with it. It 's part of getting older. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Have an incredible Saturday.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      Michael, I hope and pray your neck gets better. Not fun. Have you considered the position in which you sleep? Perhaps it's twisting your neck in a crooked position.

      You might try lying on your back without a pillow for a moment, so you can reach your fingers around the back of your neck at the base and massage it, while gently circling your head. I do that and it causes the kinks in my neck to pop and feel better. Then I stretch out my arms and gently twist them so that my shoulder pop if they're tight.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Shanmarie I can never complain about my health. I have been healthy my whole life. Now my neck soreness, stiffness, tenderness won't leave me alone. I guess it's my turn to feel a little discomfort. I work nights and usually go to bed about 4:00 A. M. and I try get up by ten. If I sleep later I have to rush to work. If I stay up later I have to cut my sleep. A real juggling act I do. Thank you for reading and sharing. Always wishing you the best and plenty of rest.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Oh, my goodness. I hope your neck feels better soon. But I'll have to beg to differ about your title. LOL. I am so not a morning person and never ever have been. I'm a night owl by nature so it's easy for me to stay up way too late. Then I despise having to get up in the morning. And I'm quite grumpy sometimes when I'm exhausted. I think my brain does its best thinking, at night, though. How about your Mr. Brain? LOL.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna It's a new way to wake up and get out of bed. I have the first animal alarm clock. I think everyone will have one soon. I am not sure if I like the annoying buzzer any better. I'm up. I'm up already. Where is the snooze button. MsDora A smile says it all. I would do it all over again just for another smile. Gypsy Rose Lee I love your stories they remind me of all the times I forgot. Keep the stories flowing. Our pets are something special. Tonight I am going to wait one hour until my cat is sound asleep. Now it's my turn. See how she likes it. Thank you all for reading and sharing so many wonderful thoughts and ideas. Shells.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      It is early morning here in Riga, Latvia. The weather has not decided if it will be sunny or rainy. My cat Sid tries twice to wake up his mama. His papa will just push him off of the bed. I find a cat sleeping and purring on my hip at around 4 AM and then I turn a bit and shake him off and say not breakfast time yet and go back to sleep. He comes back around 7 0r 8 and now he has no patience left so he starts butting me with his head or even walking behind me and starts licking my hair. Well that usually does it. I stumble downstairs, he has his breakfast, my sleep is gone and so the day begins.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      The appeal to Mr. Brain is serious, but you still manage to make me smile. Well done!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      OH, my! ;)


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