I tried to sleep in today, I really did. It just didn’t work. I woke up at 4:45am, which is about the time I get out of bed to get ready for work. I convinced myself to go back to sleep, annnnd 5:20am and I’m awake again. I laid there until about 6am before I just gave up.
Working the shift I do at work, I’m pretty much used to getting up before the sun. My body wakes me up regardless of whether or not it’s a weekend or if I’m out of town on vacation. It used to really irritate me, but then I learned to take advantage of it. There are benefits to being the only living thing (besides the cat, who is currently having a stare down with a blowing leaf outside) awake this early in my house, mainly, I don’t have to talk to anyone.
Even though I get up at an ungodly hour regardless of whether or not I’m working, I still am not a morning person. If you manage to catch me before my morning cup of coffee, chances are you’ll regret it and be trying to pull a sharp object out of your throat. I am just not pleasant, it’s simple. I wake up, I hate you. I drink coffee, I mildly dislike you. I drink more coffee, I can tolerate the human race.
So yeah, back to the benefit of waking up before everyone else. QUIET TIME FOR ME. Yup, that’s it. Right now, it’s just my coffee, the cat, the click of the heater turning on, and ME MYSELF AND I. I’ve already passed the hating people part of my morning, and am just relaxing with a cup of coffee and browsing Twitter. (Uh, Guys? Twitter is REALLY strange at 6am on Sunday.) It’s a nice start to the day, I get to get my bitchiness out of my system with out pissing off my kid or the boyfriend, and I get to drink a cup of coffee in pure quiet. Coffee tastes so much better with out the “Mom, I’m hungry!” or the “Babe, read this article!” or the “Mom, I’m STARVING!” or the “GOD YOU TWO, SHUT THE HELL UP FOR A MINUTE”. That last one being me.
So happy Sunday everyone, even to those fuckers reading this that didn’t even wake up until after 1pm. Don’t let humanity beat you down before your first cup of coffee!