20 January 2020

Early to Bed, Early to Rise

According to my adoptive mother, I have always been an early riser. It wasn't enough to be a newborn with it's own exhausting schedule, I had to have others in the house up well before dawn, too.


I can't say that much has changed in the last 50 (!) years. Most work days, I am up around 4:15 am and out the door about an hour later. I often run an errand or two on the way to work. At 5:30 in the morning, I can put gas in the car, mail packages, do banking, or small runs to the grocery store. I realize this sounds like hell to other people. It's not my choice to be wired for my most alert times to be this early. However, I have to say that it is super-nice to just be able to come home at the end of the work day, as opposed to having worked all day and then having to run errands with the rest of the crowds. I've made my peace with things.

On a holiday like today, when there is no expectation of being anywhere, I might sleep in until 5 and then ease into the day more slowly. It's nice to enjoy some coffee at home, putter around, and do things along my own schedule.

Today's tweet was selected from a list provided each day by On This Day.  The account shows a user's full history of tweets for the given calendar date. Just a reminder that I'm going to post a tweet a day from a previous year and expand on it a bit as a way to get back in the habit of sharing via a blog. You can see my full list of tweets posted on this day, or start seeing your own by following that account.

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