Five Minutes Awake

Five Minute Friday is an?exercise?in writing without?over-thinking.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing. (I still struggle with this.)

2. Link back to?the Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in. ?(The button code can be found in the side bar on her site.)

3.?Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you.

Today?s prompt is Awake.


Five Minutes AwakeAwake? Shh. I like to rouse quietly, when all is quiet. It doen’st happen that way. Loud alarm clock on my husband’s side of the bed will be set to the most annoying radio station at the highest volume and still go off a full minute or more before he hits the snooze button. Any radio is annoying at that volume, especially when the DJ is laughing at his own joke. three or four times this happens before a seeth like a rabbid beast in a his whisper growl “Shut that damn thing off.” I don’t want to wake our youngest who sleeps with us, but one of us must wake up to get the oldest to school. She’s also there in bed having pushed everyone to the edges to make room, and she is unfased by the noise. She is not awake, but it is his turn so he gets her up. They make so much noise I’m sure my son will wake too, but my plan is that he keep sleeping so I can get up after they leave and have a quite few minutes awake. But now it’s the cats demanding their breakfast…


*Photo: Second Flower Result by orcmid, obtained through Flickr.


5 Responses to Five Minutes Awake

  1. Kim January 13, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    It’s amazing how many thoughts start flying through a mom’s head a millisecond after she wakes! And how she starts managing the chaos and strategizing just as fast. I appreciate the reality of your post.

    • Veronica Monique January 13, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Yes, managing the chaos seems to be something that begins as soon as consciousness is activated.

  2. Sarah January 13, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Well written! Loved reading about what the morning looks like for you. (Glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks the DJs are so much more annoying when it’s early!)

    • Veronica Monique January 13, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      I’d rather wake up to Mozart or Chopin. Music without words that early would be best, and especially without commentary.


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