Morning people vs Night people, that sums it up nicely for me.
Bill is definitely a morning person, cheerfully arising anywhere from 5:00am to 8:00a. I'm not like that, not even remotely. I usually wake up when he is getting out of bed, but then I pull the covers over me, and blissfully go back to sleep. Back when we were "working folk", Bill would be up early doing email, or whatever, and I would stumble out later, to get my morning coffee before going work. Bill, brightly tells me "good morning!" I mumble something, grab my mug, and shuffle back to the bedroom, or bathroom to begin showering, and dressing. "Don't talk to me", I'm thinking on the best of days.
I know I'm not the only one, given the fact of how easy it is to find funny non-morning people cartoons on the internet.
My parents both came from farms in the Midwest, and had the idea that every Saturday my brothers, and I would be up early to do the household chores. I never liked this notion, I figured I had gotten up early everyday for school, why the heck couldn't I have one day to sleep in! I never understood it, until as an adult, I went to work for an airline with shift work. That was where I found out I was a night person, reveling in working the evening shift: 3:00pm to 2:00am. I'd had no clue! What an eye-opener, and a learning experience for my family not to call me before 9:00am, and preferably later.
My morning saving grace is coffee, hot, with just a bit of cream.
I realize that I'm fortunate. After Bill gets up, he makes two mugs of coffee, one for him, one for me. If it is after 7:00am, he will bring it in and set it on the shelf next to the bed where I am sleeping. He whispers, "coffee", just in case I might be aware. When I wake up, I just reach out, and like magic, there it is! If by some strange circumstance, I actually get out of bed first, I will make two mugs of coffee, and I will know that either Bill is ill, or he has been awake for a substantial part of the night with something.
|Love you AND coffee!|
|I found my opposite.|
The Thermos brand of mug is our mug of choice, liquids stay hot or cold for hours in this one. We have four of them, with sipper, and total cover lids. Unfortunately, they don't make this style anymore. Once in awhile, I can find them on ebay, but for astronomical amounts of money. Apparently we aren't the only ones who hoard them.
|One mug a day, keeps the grumpys away.|
What's really weird, are the number of websites that pop up when you google "become a morning person". Like that's ever going to happen!
This pretty much sums it up for me.
|My bed is toasty, not a toaster.|
Which one are you? Let us know here in comments, or on Denali Rose Sailboat facebook page. Night people unite!