Thursday, November 05, 2009

Slice of Lime-One Morning

One morning.
All I ask for is one single morning in the week when I don't have to get up early.
I want one morning a week when an alarm clock is not necessary and I won't be jangled into consciousness by the less than dulcet tones of Ozzy Osborne on his @#$%^#$ Crazy Train or by the alarm on my phone.
I want one morning a week when I can pull the covers around my head and snore blissfully until the sun is well up in the sky and I awake slowly with a stretch and a genuinely refreshed sigh.
I might even continue to lay in bed for a while after my eyes open and slowly muse about the day ahead as I prepare mentally for it.
You may say early mornings would not be so bothersome if I went to bed earlier.
Trust me, I am 41 years old. I know my own rhythms. Even when I do go to bed earlier and early morning is not any easier, particularly when the rest of the house is awake and making noise as I try to fall asleep.
During the school week the day starts about 5:15 am.
(Yes, the farmers may feel free to laugh at me.)
Now that I work on Saturdays I get up early then too.
Although for many years we have gone to the late morning service at our church on Sundays, Mr. Lime has recently made the ever so thoughtful unilateral decree that we shall now go to the EARLY service on Sunday mornings.
Seven days a week I have to get up early.
I am less than thrilled by this arrangement.
Call me a whiny baby if you want.
Thursday is my day off.
I've tried to claim it as a chance to sleep in since I don't have to drive the carpool that morning or go in to work.
It does not work well when Ozzy is screaming at me,
or Mr. Lime is screaming at the kids,
or banging on the bathroom door,
or the kids are tromping through my room to get at my bathroom,
or asking what is around to pack for lunch.
Yes, I am a whiny baby.
I am a grouch.
I am sleep deprived.
I am going back to bed, dammit.

21 comments:

G-Man said...

Serenity Now Trini...
Serenity Now..............
Get all that Mean Old Tension out of that still Rockin Bod!
Drift Off...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

G-Man said...

Then WAKE UP to some overfed, longhaired, leaping gnome screaming BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jinksy said...

I chuckle - come the time you retire, and could get up late every morning, I bet you'll suddenly find all the yesrs of training mean you wake up early, anyway!

S said...

My dear, your god will not care if you sleep in on Sunday and go to the late service.

As for Mr Lime, let him go to church early, you can go later....have a good nap.
I'll shut up now.

Jazz said...

Amen Lime. A-freaking-men. Seven early days a week is just so wrong on so many levels.

Michelle H. said...

Sleep is divine...

Suldog said...

Naps. Take them. Set no alarms and wake when you feel like it. Enjoy them fully, and brook no interference from those perverts who feel the unnatural need to be wide awake!

Craver Vii said...

That stinketh. Personally, I like the idea of afternoon naps, but it doesn't look like that will happen until I start sleeping with a loaded shotgun.

"Da..." (blam!) zzzzzz
"Hon..." (blam) zzzzzz

I like the idea of going to church together with the fam, but maybe your hubby will issue a new decree. Begin your formal request with something that he likes, then say "Honey, do you love me?..."

My Mrs. has won many a debate with such tactics.

Craver Vii said...

For clarity: I'm not suggesting separate church attendance, but perhaps a later service.

Desmond Jones said...

Molly and I have a running joke between us, that her favorite thing in all the world, and mine, both happen in bed.

Altho I don't think I'm terribly flattered, knowing what she means. . . ;)

Kat said...

I am NOT a morning person either. How I have decided to keep having child after child when it clearly interfers with my sleep is beyond me. My mom used to complain about me sleeping until noon as a teenager, but I think I will relish the day when my kids do that (they had better not take after their father and PREFER getting up early). :)

Cocotte said...

Ozzy is not a good one to wake up to. Husband still talks about freaking out one morning in the 80's when he was rudely awakened to, "....the FINAL COUNTDOWN!"

Ananda girl said...

Go back to bed and sleep peacefully. I am a morning person... really early makes me happy. But I was not always this way and I remember well that feeling. Sweet dreams.

Baglady said...

Lie ins are a fundamental human right.

Though afernoon naps are rather nice, too...

for a different kind of girl said...

My husband has a delightful habit of falling asleep the instant his head hits a pillow. I, on the other hand, am not so blessed. Most of the time, I don't fall asleep until after 1 a.m., and then I wake up periodically at night for whatever reasons, so that makes hearing his slamming around at 6 a.m., not entirely awesome. I thrive on sleep. I just wish I could get some!

(M)ary said...

i totally get what you are saying...nothing wrong with having a day where you don't "have to get up"...sometimes i end up waking up early on a day off but just the idea that i can go back to sleep if i want to is refreshing enough to get me going. knowing i can't nap or sleep a little longer makes me resentful when i am sleep deprived. so, sleep on!

Moosekahl said...

Shove a dead birdie down Ozzie's throat! That one day is precious. It's my favorite past time to sleep in. It's a guilty pleasure but I do it whenever I get a chance!

Beach Bum said...

The second most thing I am looking forward after my daughter gets older is the ability to sleep late myself.

Right now she wakes ups at 5:30am on weekends wanting breakfast and company. Breakfast is easy, but the only company I can manage is just to doze next to her on the couch while she watches cartoons.

gaelikaa said...

Amen! I've been there!

Jocelyn said...

I am 100% behind you on this, although I think sleeping in 5 days a week is even better. For me, early church would have to go. I'd wave at the family as they leave the early service, and I head in for the later service.

Haddock said...

"particularly when the rest of the house is awake and making noise ……… Oh yes, people can be categorized into two categories. One, those who tip toe around, and are considerate to others when they are sleeping, and others who just bang cupboards, talk loudly make all sorts of noise with no feeling or consideration that there is some one sleeping in the next room.