Thursday, September 14, 2006

Why is it...?

...that on Thursday evenings, I just can't get to bed early? Dear Hubby turns in around 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays because for the past several years he's been volunteering at our church's Perpetual Adoration Chapel. He has the hour from 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Fridays.

We're Catholic and the Adoration Chapel houses the exposed consecrated Communion host. Because a major tenet of the Catholic faith is the belief in the actual presence of Christ in our Communion, the exposed host is never left alone. There has to be at least one person in Its presence at all times. Dear Hubby likes his early morning hour because, as you might guess, it's very quiet and he's usually alone the whole time. He reads, prays, meditates, then comes home and exercises before starting his day.

But I digress. My point is that Dear Hubby sets the alarm for 2:21 a.m. so he can freshen up and dress before going. I know this. He's been doing this for a few years. Yet even though I know the alarm will be ringing in just over 2.5 hours, I still can't bring myself to go to bed. It's almost as if my brain is saying, 'eh, why bother?'


Lala's world said...

ah man! I am so totally the same! it's as if part of my brain just will not allow the thought of going to bed before 11 pM!

Elle*Bee said...

I usually turn in around 11:00 or 11:30, but on Thursday nights, forget it! I'm up to at least 12:45 or later.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I never had heard of that before, I guess I don't know very much about catholisism. I can't get to bed early either!! I would love to be in bed by 10pm, but that never happens!!!

Elle*Bee said...

Flip flop mamma, not every Catholic church parish has a perpetual adoration chapel, which is probably why you're unfamiliar with it.

I'm a bit of a night owl myself, but I attempt to get to bed at a reasonable hour so I'm not a complete monster in the morning when the kids are getting ready for school.

~d said...

Gosh, I so totally understand. And whats worse is when I know the next day is too chock full to do any kind of resting!