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!