Thursday, November 14, 2013
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Well, after telling you yesterday that my favorite hour is 5am, I would imagine you would think my answer is "morning person." And, truthfully, the older I become, the more that seems to be the case. However, if I look at my life as a whole, I'd have to say I'm more of a night owl. If I wasn't up at 5 am every morning, I'd probably be able to continue being the night owl I'm meant to be. =) That being said, though, I have to say, I truly love being up at that hour, enjoying the peace that comes with the dawning of a new day. One of my favorite things to do is grab my coffee and go out and sit on the deck (or porch, depending on where I am) and watch the sun rise. The beauty of the sky changing colors gets me every time.
Those years I worked at the bar, my night owl really came in handy. Most days, I'd pull into my driveway at about 6 am, after a full night of slingin' martinis. Even now, I have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night, despite almost always feeling exhausted. I'm usually up until the wee hours of the morning (2-3 am), yet I still wake up at 5. Some mornings, if I'm really lucky, I doze off for about an hour after Magnum leaves for work at 7:30. But, that doesn't happen very often. That's usually when I start getting ready to take my mother to physical therapy (that's 3 times a week) or take my neighbor, Jean, to the doctor (about once a week) or to pick up a prescription (again, about once a week). In between that, sprinkle in a day or two with my Monkey, and it doesn't leave much time for napping. I swear, I'm busier now than when I was working.
Up until recently, I was also driving my sister to and from the train every day, as well. I don't mind at all, since it saves her the $10 a day it would cost her to park at the train station. Then, there are a couple days a week that my brother calls to tell me he's driving out this way, and to meet him and Monkey for breakfast. So, yeah, not a lot of napping time. I know, I know, your hearts are breaking for me. ;-)
On that note, I need to go check in with my brother. I picked my parents up from O'Hare last night, after a week in Punta Cana. I KNOW he's going to be bringing Monkey to see them today, which means I'm gonna crash the party. =)
Happy SHIT Day!!
(Sure Happy It's Thursday)