Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it. ~Richard Whately
But I ask you, is it really lost?

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. ~Author Unknown
Or a WonderDog who needs to go outside. Dear Lord...if I could get him to walk himself, mornings would be easier.

There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock. ~Author Unknown
I agree. All it does for me is make me want to cuss. If I start the day cussing, oh we're all doomed.

Luxury is an ancient notion. There was once a Chinese mandarin who had himself wakened three times every morning simply for the pleasure of being told it was not yet time to get up. ~Argosy
Haha--SWEET! I want this too! Can I wear my tiara at the same time?

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious. ~William Feather
This is why I can handle Katie Couric better as an evening news anchor.

Okay, seriously...

I'm not a morning person. At all. Let me repeat that....AT ALL. Don't look at me, don't talk to me, don't touch me. Let me get my coffee and a shower, then I can face you. After another cup of coffee, we can discuss leaving the house and facing the world. No, maybe I'm not that bad. But I do come by my morning issues naturally.

My mother used to wake us in song. She'd turn on the overhead light, singing stupid songs and then pick at me when I'd be vaguely ogre-esque. Little did I know...

Apparently, my dad very rarely gets up when she does. In 30 years of marriage, he'd never watched her morning routine, at least not the part before the coffee. For some reason, he was up one morning and followed her into the kitchen. She never spoke while getting the coffee pot ready. He's chatting a little, talking to the dog, whatever. She started the coffee and stood there, staring at it. He suddenly realized that not only was she not talking, she wasn't moving, just waiting on the carafe to have enough in it to pour the first cup before it finished the cycle. He asked if she was like this every morning and she very quietly, very slowly shushed him.

THIS IS ME. Every morning. The world's greatest innovation is the coffee pot that starts up on its own. Mine died and I miss having coffee ready before I crawled out of bed. I'd set everything up before bed, and then fall asleep, knowing the day would start positively. Mm...Until I get coffee in my system, functioning isn't a possibility.

Geez..I've already been through one (small) pot of coffee. I think it's time for another.

For other thoughts on mornings, check out Sunday Scribblings this week.
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4 Response to "Morning"

  1. GoGo says:
    Nov 3, 2006, 9:16:00 AM

    I've come to appreciate mornings, but I hear you...especially the morning revelry from Mom. My Mom would sing, "Its time to get up, its time to get, its time to get up this morning." Hmm. No one may sing me awake, ever!


  2. Ally says:
    Nov 3, 2006, 11:54:00 AM

    I like how you know yourself so well that you can trace your morning issues back to your Mom. I'm sorry that your coffee maker broke because I think that pre-programmable ones are a gift from heaven when getting up in the morning.

  3. Anonymous Says:
    Nov 3, 2006, 5:16:00 PM

    That's so cute! I love that your mom disguised her need for coffee and was so chipper afterward. I hope that someone has the foresight to get you a new coffeemaker for your next birthday or holiday!

  4. Anonymous Says:
    Nov 5, 2006, 9:58:00 AM

    Fun post! I'm the same way - not a morning person...
    Second greatest innovation is the coffee maker that allows to you to pull the pot away while its still brewing, stops the drips while you pour yourself a cup, put the pot back and then it continues! I love that when I REALLY can't wait!

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