I am a morning person. I know - to many that is equivalent to confessing to murder. Sorry, I can't help it. I wake up between 5:00-5:30 most mornings without needing an alarm clock.  I'm so excited if I can sleep until 6:30 on a Saturday. I must admit that I am jealous of those who can easily slumber far into the morning hours like 9:00.

I think I took it just a little too far, though, when leaving for my vacation.  I drove to my mother's home the day before since it would cut about an hour and a half off my over 12 hour trip Saturday.  I set the alarm for 3:30 AM (someone just winced) so I could leave by 4:00.  I went to bed by 9:30 and slept straight through - to 2:15. Once awake, I couldn't go back to sleep again. So rather than just lay there wasting time, I got up and was in the van before 3:00.  I must say that driving that time of morning across country is peaceful. Not much traffic. No speed traps (not that they worry me anyway!).

I enjoy driving so the ten and a half hour trip isn't too bad. But I rather enjoyed the fact that by the time everyone else was just getting up, I was more than half-way to Kokomo. It made the trip seem so much shorter!

I know many people shudder at the thought of getting up that early. But I wanted to let all those people know just one fact - the sun rises slowly, not all at once!

Have a great day!


08/10/2010 8:11am

I am not a morning person! But I also agree with traveling at night, and seeing the sunrise. Much more peaceful!

08/10/2010 8:40am

Christine, have you always been a morning person, even when you were a little girl? I'm curious about morning people. What is the latest you can stay up at night? Does the time you go to bed affect what time you are able to wake up? I am not a morning person. I had to be out the door by 6am this morning and I just about didn't make it. I actually fell asleep in the bathroom when I was trying to get ready!
I think I would like to be a morning person, if I could just figure out how to do it without giving up my peaceful late evenings with a good book ;-)

08/10/2010 9:32am

Yes, I have always been a morning person. My mother says I was born at 7:35 AM and I've been getting up before that ever since. If I go to bed between 10-11, I'm awake by 5:00-5:30. If I go to bed before that, I'm awake even earlier.


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