In my opinion you are either a morning person or you are not. I am not! In fact, I am a night-hawk. I like the quiet of the wee small hours to work, or to read, or to veg out with my favourite cooking show on TV. I dislike mornings…the early morning hours at least. I don’t even want to talk, so don’t telephone me before 10 a.m. 🙂

What brought this on? A friend said she liked Monday mornings because Monday meant a brand new week to look forward to.

Mondays just make me think about getting garbage ready…clean everything out, pack it up, have it ready to go down to the curb. I put the recycling boxes out Tuesday night but cannot put the food scrap bin or garbage bin out until early Wednesday morning because our strong, little raccoon friends are break-in artists and like to feast during the night. I dislike cleaning up the mess they leave even more than I dislike getting up early.

All this has a purpose…hang in there.

So, this morning my alarm goes off at 7 a.m. I hop up (I use that term loosely, believe me) get downstairs prepared to do the battle of the recycling and garbage bins. I take off my diamond ring and place it on a shelf in the kitchen because I’m afraid the handle on the large bin will loosen or damage a diamond.

Moments later…task accomplished…most of it with my eyes have closed. Let dog out…feed dog…go back to bed to grab an extra hour or so of ZZZZ’s

Sometime later I’m getting dressed, look down at my left hand and…”Oh, my God! I’ve lost my diamond ring!” I’m frantic, near tears! I race around the laundry room, the breakfast area and finally turn toward that shelf in the kitchen and breath again. My ring! Right on the shelf where I had placed it. I did not remember placing it there in my early morning stupor.

I ask you…do I deserve to have to get up at 7 a.m.? No! I’m dangerous at 7 a.m.! LOL

Let this be a lesson to all night-hawks. Be wary.

Me, I like Thursdays the best.

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2 Responses to Morning?

  1. marshacanham says:

    As a fellow nighthawk, I fully understand the morning daze and that smack the forehead feeling you get when you realize you’ve not only dragged the garbage down to the curb in your nightie, but you’ve done it on the wrong morning entirely. I’ve often had chats at ungodly hours in the early morning with you and it never fails to amaze me how clear and funny and witty we are at 2am…and how crusty and one-word-reply we are when the sun is up LOL

    • JILLMETCALF says:

      Well, I haven’t pulled the wrong morning trick…yet! I do drag the garbage down in my nightie but I also wear a housecoat as I’m the shy type. And yes, we can solve just about any problem at 2 a.m. 🙂

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