Part of enjoying life is being able to laugh at yourself. I’m not sure if it’s old age, or just me being goofy but last night, I had a good laugh at myself. My alarm goes off just a bit before 6 a.m. You know I have my little game with Mother Nature that I’ve played for years. If I’m up before the sun comes up, I win! If the sun is up before I get up, she wins. I love starting my day as a winner so I try to be up before Mother Nature every morning. Living out here in the woods with no neighbors, I often walk outside with the dogs and I hear myself looking up at the very dark say and saying “Lazy girl! I beat you up again!” Mother Nature never responds!
This time of year, I’m always a winner because the sun doesn’t come up til about 7:20. Next week it will be 6:20 but that’s ok . . I’ll make sure I’m up before Mother Nature.
6:00 is early for me. There was a time when I could easily sleep til 10 a.m. but now, there’s too much to do and I don’t want to waste a minute. Getting up wouldn’t be nearly so hard if I could stop whatever I’m doing and get to bed at a decent hour. I detest going to bed. I never want to stop but from about 9:30 p.m. til whatever time I go to bed, I’m saying to myself “You’re going to be sorry in the morning . . ”
Last night, it was about 11:00 when I crawled into bed. Vince was already asleep so I was trying to be quiet and still. The minute I got all covered up, I remembered that I had wanted to make sourdough bread for dinner tonight so the sponge needed to be started last night. Out of bed . . into the kitchen . . stir up the sponge.
Back to bed. The minute I was all comfy again, I remembered that I wanted baked beans tonight and the beans needed to soak overnight. Out of bed . . into the kitchen . . rinse the beans and put them on to soak.
Back to bed. Just when I got all covered up again, I thought . . it’s chilly in here . . and I remembered that I was doing something in the kitchen and had turned the a/c down to 70º and forgot to put switch it back from manual to program so I got up again and fixed the thermostat.
Back to bed. My cell phone stays on the bedside table but yesterday, I had gone to town and taken the phone with me. It was still in the car and that’s what I use for my alarm. Ughh . . out of bed a 4th time . . out to the car . . get the phone.
Back to bed. Vince never heard anything!
When I got back in the bed for the final time, I had to laugh . . and then I hurried up and went to sleep before I remembered something else I was supposed to do!