Some nights, for no good reason at all, I wake up approximately 5 hours after I’ve gone to bed, and cannot get back to sleep. Normally this occurrs at around 3:00 to 4:00am, and normally that really sucks.
But there are those few lucky days, where I got to bed a little later, and the sleep demons grant me an extra hour or so, and I don’t wake up until 5:30 or 6:00am. Keep following, this will make sense soon…
Most days, despite my best intentions I don’t get out of bed until 9:00 or 10:00am – which is still morning, but not exactly early. But those days when I wake not too long before 7:00am, I usually just give in and get out of bed.
And I have discovered through this experience that despite the fact that I am a complete and utter terror to try to wake up most days, I am indeed a morning person! I don’t do anything really productive on these mornings, but I love the feeling of getting up, making coffee, going outside and watering the plants and checking the bird feeder, then sitting down and reading all my online dailies (news, blogs, and otherwise).
I have also developed a soft spot for the BCTV Morning News crew. Not that I didn’t already like Sarah Daniels and Zack Spencer, but now I also feel drawn to that jovial Steve Darling – whose jokes never make any sense no matter how hard he tries, and I can even tolerate that stick-up-the-butt Lynn Colliar who doesn’t even try to get Steve’s jokes.
And after I spend an hour or so in the morning reading and contemplating, I look at the clock and usually think “holy crap, it’s not even 8am yet – I’m not usually ready to get on with the day like this for another few hours” and grab that 2nd cup of coffee and think again how much I love mornings – and how completely wacked out that is.