- I wouldn't get my nose out of a book.
- It was nearly impossible to get me out of bed in the morning.
I still read a lot and I still hate getting up in the morning. I mean - seriously HATE. It stresses me out if I know I have to get up early - and I'm not even talking "early" - I just mean earlier than usual, even if it's just 15 minutes.
It's even worse if I have to set my alarm. Waking up to the buzzing of an alarm, or even music, immediately puts me in a bad mood.
Fortunately I'm a full-time homemaker so I rarely have to get up to an alarm, or even early. Thank you, husband, for allowing me to stay home! But occasionally I do - like Sunday mornings for church. Most Sunday mornings I wake up without an alarm. The grandkids are usually here and I hear them running around and making noise and that wakes me up. But recently I didn't wake up on time. We still made it to church on time but the preparation was fast and furious and stressful.
So I decided I had to set an alarm on Sundays. Only I really, really, really hate alarms. I did some thinking and came up with a better idea. Instead of an annoying alarm, I set three reminders on my phone - 5 minutes apart. The first reminder sounded - just a gentle ding. Five minutes later, the second. By then I was ready to get up so I cancelled the third and got out of bed. Success!!!
I'lll probably go ahead and set an alarm for the last possible minute I can get up, just in case I don't hear the gentle reminders, but I'm hoping the gentle reminders will do their job and I'll never have to hear an alarm again.
Who's with me?!