Sunday, March 3, 2013

Slice of Life March Challenge #3

Mornings and I— we've never really gotten along and I’m not sure if we ever will. 

6:00: My eyes reluctantly open and I look at the clock.  6 a.m. on a Sunday morning. No! I must be dreaming.  Close your eyes. Pretend this never happened. Go back to sleep!

6:15: Great, I can’t fall back asleep.  Let’s try this one more time.  Close your eyes and drift back to the pleasant dream you were having—the one where you had the most amazing day ever because you slept until 11 a.m. and awoke refreshed and ready to start your day.

6:30: Alright, this going back to sleep thing isn't working.  Grrr, I muster the strength to pull myself from the warmth of the cozy bed and groggily stumble down the stairs. My legs feel heavy and my eyes cloudy.  Should I just go and climb back into bed?

6:45: I make it the kitchen…finally.  First cup of coffee.  Yumm…blueberry coffee with lots of milk and sugar.  I could be a morning person if it means that I have an excuse to drink several cups of these before noon.

7:15: Second cup of coffee.  Still groggy. Is there even caffeine in this? Why isn't it working!?

8:00: Feeling a little more awake…and I mean a little. Alright, that’s it.  I’m going back to bed.  Wait, no, I can do this.

9:00: Okay, it’s been three hours since I woke up.  I’m feeling grouchy… still don’t want to talk to anyone. Should I have a third cup of coffee?

9:30: I need to do something productive.  I guess I’ll write my slice!

10:00: Finished my slice! I should reward myself for being so productive already.  I know exactly how…I think it’s time for a mid-morning nap! 


  1. Ha! Reward yourself, indeed. Sundays are hard...and they go by too quickly!

  2. I have two puppies, Arby and Daisy. Daisy is almost 6, Arby is 9 months. Arby decided to wake me up this morning around 5, then again at 6. I am sitting here posting with puppies asleep after their early morning romp.... I live your coffee mornings! My doctor asked that I cut coffee and replace it with tea for one month, I am trying to start again today. So I have awake tea, and it is not living up to it's name. I figure giving up coffee will mean I have to got to Starbucks or Peet's to get it. Between trying to blog daily and modifying my coffee intake, this will be a challenging month.

  3. I love the way you time stamped your entries! I envy people who are so productive in the mornings... Like you I spend most of the mornings wishing I was back in bed! I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday despite the early rising ... Pho and that blueberry coffee sounds delicious!

  4. HA HA my morning exactly and I do believe you're right it's time for a mid-morning nap! Happy Sunday.

  5. Not a morning person myself - and am especially resentful if I can't sleep in on either a Sat. or a Sun. Sorry you couldn't go back to sleep. (I won't even confess as to what time I eventually crawled out of bed this morning). However, I recently had occasion to be up early and taking the dog for an early morning walk (can't remember why) and found it to be an amazingly peaceful and reflective time of day. I may HAVE to make myself become a morning person (at least a few days a week). Wishing you plenty of peaceful sleep!

  6. Naps are good. I would like one about now.