One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is “How do you get so much done?” I really don’t think I’m getting so much more done than the rest of you . . you’re just seeing so much of what I do because I show it all here. I don’t have children at home, my husband works days and teaches classes three nights a week. That’s changing next semester I hope! I’m probably just a bit hyper which is a blessing and a curse. I cannot sit still. I cannot stop talking. I always have to be doing something and it bugs the heck out of me to see anyone sitting doing nothing.
I play this game with Mother Nature (and I don’t always win!). If I wake up and it’s already bright daylight, Mother Nature has won. If I beat her up, then I have won. Yes, it’s nuts but if I wake up late, I feel like I’ve missed the best part of the day. The competitiveness in me makes me want to win so I’ll do most anything to win and poor Mother Nature . . she doesn’t even nor (nor does she care) that we’re playing this game and she’s losing!! When discussing my schedule, my lifestyle, my day . . so many tell me “I am not a morning person!”
If only you really knew me! I’m so NOT a morning person either. I truly detest going to bed and if left to my own devices, I would go to bed about 3 a.m. and get up about noon but through the years, I’ve learned that isn’t the schedule that results in the most productive day for me. This is how it works for me . . I’m surely not telling anyone else how to live their life.
When I travel and am on a set schedule, I get caught up on my sleep. No use beating Mother Nature on those days because there’s no cooking to do, no cleaning to do, I don’t often have my sewing machine with me. And, in the summertime, Mother Nature wins almost every morning. But in the fall and winter, I win every single morning! 🙂
This was my view this morning just as it was getting to be really daylight. See . . if I lived in the country and didn’t have neighbors, that roof wouldn’t be blocking my view!
View across the street.
The view in front of my house. Yes, or street is in terrible need of re-paving.
The battle I fight is not getting up early because as soon as my alarm goes off, I start thinking of things I want to do and it’s easy to get up. My battle is getting myself to go to bed at a decent hour. There’s so much to do each day, I’m never ready to stop and go to bed when it’s bed time. I tell myself I’ll be in bed by 10:30 but it so rarely happens.
No matter what my reasoning is for getting up early . . with chickens, I have no choice. They want to be let out at daylight. I told Vince last night that if ever we have to get new chickens, forget about researching which chickens are the best layers, I want to get chickens that sleep late! 🙂
I’m a real living example of how a night person can learn to be a morning person and love it!