Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mornings: The enemy no longer

Has anyone noticed that most of these posts are written at 7 or 8 a.m.? What am I doing awake? What am I doing awake and ALERT?

The answer, of course, is I have a dog now. Some mornings I'm jolted awake around 6:15 when Bailey starts pawing my face (which is actually pretty painful nowadays because she needs her nails clipped). If Bailey's sleeping in, my mental alarm sits me straight up in bed at around 6:30, frantically scanning the room for doggie pee. (She never does anymore, though. Good Bailey.)

Having cause to wake up at 6 a.m. has taught me something rather alarming - I think (swallow) I might be a morning person.

What?! No. I hate mornings. Up until two months ago, I could barely drag my sorry, stumbling ass out of bed before 9 a.m. Of course, most of those mornings I was nursing a mild-to-moderate hangover, so that may have had something to do with it. (That, though, is the subject of another post.)

Suddenly morning is no longer the enemy; in fact, it's my most productive time of the day. I've gotten into the habit of starting my work stories at about 7 a.m., because I can churn out more in 15 morning minutes than I can in three afternoon hours.

Bizarro. Has this happened to anyone else? Wait a minute - am I getting old?


Elizabeth said...

You know the same thing happened to me about a year a half ago. Suddenly I realized that I loved being up at 7:00 on Saturday morning even if I was just curled up reading with Nini.
And have you noticed that most of the 20% emails tend to come between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning...
Maybe we are getting old!

Abigail said...

I'm with you both on this one. For the past month or so, i've found myself up and ready to go between 7 and 7:30 of most mornings...It's awesome but i'm also concerned that it might mean that we are getting old. Wait. What's wrong with getting old?!! Lets embrace the natural process of life!