SoCS: morning

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “morning.” Use it any way you’d like.

Good morning! The clock above me says 6:30 but that’s because the battery is dead; Its 8:08.

Do you know I went to bed around 3:00 in the morning and woke up before 7:00? Why? How is this possible? First, I think “no! I’m not waking up!” Then I realize how badly I have to pee; I might as well turn the heat up and by the time I get back in bed I’m awake. Wide awake.

However, there is a good chance I got 4 hours of sleep on the couch last night, so I got 8 hours in!

I know by 11:00/11:30 I am going to fall asleep on the couch. I record anything I want to watch. I will sleep through SNL or The Daily Show. My ex used to yell at me “Wake up and go to bed!” but now there is no one to wake me up. Once I lie down, I’m falling asleep. Usually, I wake up on the couch about 1:30 but last night I slept on. Don’t know why; I just like it. I don’t want to go to bed at 11:00. I aim to stay awake for Colbert’s monologue and “Meanwhile . . .” Sometimes I do!

But that’s another wonderful thing about being retired. You don’t have to stress about getting to sleep because you have to get up in the morning to work. Lying awake knowing you have to get up at 6:30 to be on time isn’t nearly as nice as waking up at 6:30 knowing you’ll have a long cozy morning drinking coffee. And sometimes beautiful sunrises!

The clock above still says 6:30 but who cares what time it is? Time to finish off the SoCs prompt and move on to word games and yesterday’s dishes: enjoy a long, leisurely morning.

Yesterday I finally took down the fall decorations above my cupboards. Put them away and got out some winter (not Christmas yet) decorations. Today I’m going to put up a pine bough and star lights up on top of the cupboard and hopefully start a sewing project I have for Christmas.

A winter morning when you don’t have to go anywhere is beautiful and wonderful!

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