Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Early Bird

I am a morning person.  Please don't hold it against me.  Non-morning people don't always understand morning people.  I understand, the way a normal person feels at 6:00 AM, grumpy and wanting to be left alone to hibernate, I feel like that at about 8:30 most evenings.  

I am awake and starting my day by 6:00 - 6:15 most mornings.  And I have not regularly used an alarm clock or clock radio in nearly 10 years.  I discovered, by accident, that even without setting an alarm, I am up on time about 99 days out of 100.  And it is so much nicer to not be jolted out of dreamland.  

There are advantages to being early the trains are a lot less full at 7:30 than they are at 8:30.  And baggage claim at the airport, was empty, mine all mine at 4:20 AM - thank you American Airlines for helping me learn that lesson - or maybe not. 

Do you set an alarm? 


  1. Not anymore! And when I have to (sometimes for travel), I hate it. I'm not much of a morning person. I like to be up early-ish but I don't like having to converse for at least an hour!

  2. nope, the cats or the spouse wake me up.

    but don't you DARE ask me ANYTHING before I have had my morning coffee or I'll rip your face off!

    and by 8:30p I am grumpy again after a long day.

  3. Nope, in fact I'm Balder Half's back up alarm in case he forgets to set his. Totally a morning person. I wake up talking, which isn't a good thing at four a.m. I have my own room now so BH can sleep in on weekends and doesn't have to deal with my foot jiggling and morning chirpiness. I do start shutting down around six p.m., you know, when he needs attention. We make it work.

    1. My fuzzy half is not a morning person. Separate bedrooms really are wonderful.

    2. Fuzzy half? Love it! Separate bedrooms are FANTASTIC! Visiting is allowed, though :)

    3. I agree with both of you; separate bedrooms are GREAT! we've had them for years!

  4. I rise daily at 5AM, but I do set the alarm.