Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good Morning!

Those of you who know me well, know that waking up in the morning is an arduous thing for me. I used to be one of those sleep in until noon kind of people. I'm not that bad anymore, but I do have a hard time dragging my sorry carcass out of bed (especially in the cold winter-time) to get to work by 7:00 a.m. The last couple of weeks I have needed to be at work by 6:30 a.m. That little half hour is a cruel thing. As a result, I need to get up somewhere between 5:15 & 5:30. I have to give myself a little leeway & a little snooze button time. The problem is, I kept turning my alarm off in my sleep. So I moved it across the room. Then I just didn't hear it at all b/c it's really not frighteningly loud. I also use my cell phone alarm. It wasn't doing the trick either. After several more-hectic-than-I-want-to-admit kind of mornings, I decided I MUST have another alarm clock. So I bought a beauty similar to this one:

Of course, mine is much more stylish b/c it's a brushed nickel kind of color instead of the bright gold. And boy, can that baby howl! Let's just say that it is a bizarre symphony in my bedroom early in the morning. The old alarm clock, the new alarm clock, & the cell phone are all in an insane chorus together, begging me to turn back the warm covers & start my day. Here's to no more running, screaming, hectic getting-ready-for-work sessions!


Erin said...

I don't know that I could handle be startled awake every morning. But I am glad that you have gotten it figured out. I've never been a snoozer. When my alarm goes off, I get up...not that I want to, I just know that a warm shower is waiting for me.

Michele said...

Is Mike a snoozer? It drove Jacob crazy when we got married. He gets out of bed at the first ring and I snooze several times. He absolutely hates it if I have to get up before him because he lays awake waiting for me to get up! I can't help it, I'm a slow-waker-uper! LOL