Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 Day Fourteen

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)

1 comment:

Busy Bee Suz said...

I always wished I was a morning person. When the girls were little, I HAD to be up early...but now, my lazy self hates getting up at 7 am!!!
I hope you snuggled that monkey good and hard!