Saturday, December 22, 2012

The curse of ...........

I have not come up with an official name yet but it does not change the fact that the curse exists.  During the week we are forced to wake up very early.  The hot water heater in our house is rather small and therefore we have to time showers. 

Dante is the hero of the family and elected himself to be the one that would get up first.  He wakes up at 4:15 to 4:20 each morning.  Now the next part of the story is a mystery to me but I will tell it anyway.  He is in the bathroom for over an hour. 

I wake up at 5:30, drink a cup of coffee and I need to be in the shower around 5:50 to 6:00.  My goal is to be at work by 7:30 and we only live about 10 to 15 minutes away.  The water needs to reheat for almost 30 minutes before Cal can get in if he wants a nice hot shower. 

Anyway I tell you all of this to say that we get up rather early.  It also means that come 8 p.m. we are exhausted and ready to go to bed.  That is the time the TV is usually turned off and we all come upstairs.  Cal uses this time to watch TV on his computer until much later.  I will usually read for the next hour and then the lights are off by 9 p.m. 

Now to the curse.  We NEVER set an alarm.  We don't need it, our bodies have been trained to wake up on time for the past 25 years.  Unfortunately, that means that on the weekend, our bodies will not allow us to sleep in.  This morning at 4 a.m. I was wide awake.  Finally at 4:30 I told Dante that I was getting up and would just return to bed later in the day when I was tired. 

There will be times that we will tell each other "I am going to sleep in in the morning" that is almost a guarantee that we will be awake extra early. 

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