Those who have known me for years know that I have never been a morning person. The snooze button is one of the great modern inventions. It has allowed me to avoid the getting-out-of-bed decision more often than not. This does not mean I haven't gotten up early for things like work. That's a given. For most of the past 6 years I have been out of bed by 5:30 am most work days; sometimes a little later, but not very often. That is one of the nice perks of this semi-retirement that started a few weeks ago- no more early mornings.
Most mornings, though, I have been getting up before the alarm. I kind of do some things around, check the computer, etc. Well, this morning it went to an extreme. I woke up and was having trouble and couldn't go back to sleep. So I got up.
At 7:15 am.
By 10:45 I:
- took the car for an oil change
- got a haircut
- went to the library and picked up a book and
- shopped for some things I needed at the grocery.
A full day's effort before 11:00.
Where is my body and what have you done with it?
Okay- I confess- I did take a nap this afternoon.
But hey, it's on my time.
Things are interesting. I am not yet accustomed to this non-scheduled schedule. But it is fun.