Vetting Morning

The first thing I like to do when I wake up is vet the morning.

What day are you? Are you sure?

What do you remember about last night? Do you remember your dreams? What about yesterday? Aha. Got you on yesterday.

What’s your weather like? Which leads me to my first song of the day…Days may be cloudy or sunny, you’re in or you’re out of the money…I’m gonna love you, come rain or come shine. Of course you are. That’s what you always say first thing in the morning about your weather and btw, you’re no Sarah Vaughan or Sinatra.

What’s that? No, you can’t ask any questions or make any comments on your own.

What? What? Did you say GOOD? Especially that one.

Whatever you do, don’t say good to me yet. I don’t know you from Adam’s house cat. You may be good – you may not be good. So don’t get started with GOOD before I am ready to make that call.

So far, I’m unimpressed.


About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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6 Responses to Vetting Morning

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    As we say on the Internet, “Lol!”
    And now back to “Sundays with Sinatra.”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susanne says:

    Cute, Sheila. I never thought about it, but I vet the morning, too.

    Liked by 1 person

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