He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. You make darkness, and it is night, when all the beasts of the forest creep about. The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens. Man goes out to his work and to his labor until the evening. (Psalm 104:19-23)
Okay, so I got up a little before two. And I thought there was no point in returning to sleep. So, I read my Bible, from which I quoted above, except the focus was Jeremiah. (Of course, in modern society, you can’t strictly go by a sunset-to-sunrise sleep cycle, because we have, yes, clocks! Though as we all know, mankind’s modern waking hours lean in the “PM” direction.) Yet the scripture, as always, does give godly counsel.
So anyway, on a more temporal note (pun intended), I also read two Scientific American Library books, a long discontinued series I get used from Amazon. One I started yesterday evening and completed about one-fifth through (again, it’s little over 200 pages.) This was on the biochemical topic of enzymes, a form of protein. The other, with only little that I haven’t read intently, concerns microbial organisms.
A little after 4 am I decided hey, why not make breakfast. Little did I know I had the alternative of making something different than oatmeal or eggs/omelets. The verdict? Pancakes. (The “Bisquick” in the title, mind you).
Yep, not Mrs. Butterworth’s, Aunt Jemimah, or Log Cabin, but something where quality trumps quantity: real maple syrup.
So, to conclude, while it’s not good to be up half the night (ask a doctor for details), the super early wake-up was (and is usually) due to leaving my overhead light on, a habit I must stop.
As this post went to press, the sun is now up, and the night is now over. (I’ll bet I’ll crash soon).