Often I wake up in the wee hours of the morning. My husband likes to say I'm on "Old People Time." Yesterday I discovered the term "Third Watch." When I wake up in the middle of the night and can't return to slumber I will often pray. I may say the Rosary or just pray for people I know who are hurting or worried or sad. Mary Ellen from Tales From The Bonny Blue House has an essay on the Catholic Exchange about this subject. Check it out.
I'm glad to have a new name for my old habit.