Monday, May 4, 2015

How Do You Ease in to the Day?

Are you the type that likes to lay in bed---doze, roll over, doze some more?

Or, are you the type who hits the floor running?

Guess which one I am?

We were having this conversation with friends. Butch is a dozer. It seems that most people are dozers. Me, when I wake up, I'm ready! Laying there and dozing seems like such a waste of time to me. I can't wait to get out of bed and start my day. I always have so many things I want to do. A lot of that includes work, but I like work and that sense of accomplishment that comes with completing it. In fact, I consider some work downright fun! Not the laundry.

I get up early. Sometimes on my own, sometimes related to the prednisone. I love the early morning hours. Today for example, I got up at 2 a.m. Of course, that's because I went to bed at 9 p.m. totally exhausted from the clean-out in my scrapbook room. I knew it was too early. I knew I'd be up too soon. But I got a solid 5 hours and feel great. I'm taking advantage of that. I'll get a lot done in the upcoming few hours.

The only problem with a 2 a.m. arisal (I just made that word up, but it sounds right) is that by the time I'm sitting in a dark movie theater for Movie Monday, you can be sure I'll be falling asleep! So, I've come up with a plan. I'm going BACK to bed at 5 a.m. I'll try to get a couple more hours of sleep. Even another hour will be good. On a regular basis, 6 hours is my average.

It's 3:30 a.m. I think I'm ready for breakfast.


  1. Very rarely doze here. I'm the peace and quiet of a sleeping house. 2am is a little early though. 5-6 i could cope with x x enjoy your day

  2. I've always been an early riser (though not that early!) but as I get older I'm finding it easier to sleep in, or harder to get up, whichever way you want to look at it

  3. Oh my, 2 am is definitely too early! I used to be a riser; I always got up the minute I awoke or the alarm went off. After my thyroid starting getting cranky & I was no longer working, I became more of a dozer. Although I agree about work, much of it is FUN and gives such a great sense of accomplishment! I hope you were able to get a few more hours later this morning so you can enjoy the movie this evening!

  4. I'm an early morning person too, can get much more work done then.

  5. I generally wake up without an alarm around 7 a.m. every day - a little earlier in the summer. I go to bed at around 10:15 p.m. I really need 8.5 hours a night to function.


Thanks for commenting. If you would like a response from me, then please leave your email address.