My Game With Mother Nature

Does anyone remember the little game I play with Mother Nature?  If I get up after she does, she wins and if I wake up before the sun comes up, I win.  I truly don’t think it bothers her if she loses but it just starts my day off on the wrong foot!  Not really  . . but I do love waking up before the sun comes up and I always smile and say “I won!”

I went back in some old blog posts and found where I talked about this little game in 2008.

As I was reading that post, I had to smile at this statement.  I was taking a sunrise picture and the other roofs were in my way:

There are too many darned houses and satellite dishes interfering with my picture taking.  I wish I lived on a farm and couldn’t see another house!

My wish has come true!  I live on a little farm and unless I really look and only if I look out a couple of windows can I see another house.  I don’t see a street.  I don’t see a neighbor.  I don’t see anyone else’s roof or satellite dish or tv antenna.  I don’t see a security light.  I think my life is real close to perfect!


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    Brandy M. says

    Love, love, LOVE!!! I’m so glad you’re happy at “the farm!” It sure sounds like a wonderful wonderful life!

    BLM 🙂

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    Sandy says

    It’s sounds to me that you are perfect for farm life! Getting up before the sun is what farmers do, don’t they? I prefer it to be daylight when I get up—I’m not an early bird! And please don’t ask me questions before I’ve had my coffee!

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    I love to get up early too. I would love to see your sunrise pictures. We haven’t seen the sun in a few days, possibly won’t till after new yrs!

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    I play that same game! With the rules reversed. =) I win if the sun doesn’t wake me up! I think your life is really close to perfect, too.

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    I, too, like to get up before the sun….especially in the summer. then i head to the garden before it gets hot. the house is quiet ….. just the way i like it. your life does sound pretty perfect. glad you found your piece of paradise. hope you get to stay as long as you would like.

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    Mel Meister says

    hmmm… you said the same thing twice. I think you meant to say if the sun comes up before you get up, she wins.

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    Sherri Oxley says

    I would love to let Mother Nature win. It’s been years since I awoke after the sun came up. Even though I would love to sleep in,, my brain wakes me up every morning between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., and once I’m awake there’s no going back to sleep. It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed, that internal alarm clock goes off every day between these times much to my dismay. As a result, I usually turn in early so I can ensure that I get enough sleep.

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    I’d probably play the opposite game with the sun if I thought about it.

    If she sets before I quit, I outlasted her! LOL (not a morning person here)………