A to Z Challenge 2016 · Uncategorized

S = sleep…


Have you noticed S2016.jpgleep is sweeter after the alarm goes off?

I have.
I never have a problem going back to S2016leep
after the alarm rudely awakens me.
And S2016leep is so sweet then.
I wonder why that is?

I have to get up as soon as I turn off the alarm.
Well, I do hit the snooze alarm button but
when that is turned off I must get up right away.
If I don’t I will S2016leep another hour.

Sometimes I set the alarm when I really don’t have to
just so I can turn it off and go back to S2016leep.
Maybe you think that is weird
but you should try it.
It’s like a visit to Heaven.

sweetsleepTeddy thinks it’s sweet S2016leep, too.
He likes to snuggle early in the morning
so he likes it when I don’t get up right away.

That’s my post for the letter

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thankfulness · Thursday · Uncategorized

Thursday, thankful to see time…

A while back I got a new alarm clock.  It isn’t anything special, got it at the drugstore for around $10.00.  It has an AM/FM radio and a timer that you can set to play for an hour then it shuts the radio off.

dollysleepLove that feature.  Rarely hear the whole hour of music. Always NPR, great late night music with a minimum of talk.

Of course, it also has a snooze alarm thing.  I have a love/hate relationship with that feature.  Love that I can hit the snooze bar and sleep another 10 minutes but hate that I do that.  Maybe if I didn’t hit the snooze bar so often I wouldn’t be getting up later than I plan.

But the best thing about this clock is that it has super big red numbers.  I can see what the time is without my glasses!


Today, I am thankful for the little things like music to go to sleep by and snooze alarms. And, I am thankful that I can see the super big red numbers and know what time it is and  how late I am; without even putting on my glasses!

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thankfulness · Thursday · Uncategorized

Thursday, no alarm today…

My Cat in Bed

Image by TGIGreeny via Flickr

This morning was lovely!  It was a no alarm clock morning.  No need to set the horrible thing last night because no work and no plans for today.

To be honest I have a good many of these kind of days since I am now “semi-retired”.  It’s a wonderful thing to be, old enough to be sorta retired, yet healthy and young enough  to still work.

I hope to be at this stage of life for as long as I was in the full-time workforce.  Well, that was 40 years so maybe not that long.  I just cannot imagine being that old, I have a hard enough time wrapping my mind around how old I am now.

Anyway, today I am thankful that I am healthy, a part-time employee, and on some nights, I can go to bed without setting the dreaded alarm clock.