Ever wonder what other people’s days are like? Ever wonder if your day is a typical one or not? Well here’s an outline of the average weekday for one of your favorite columnists, if you would like a little bit of comparison. Extra points for reading all the way to the end!
5:30 a.m.: The cat wakes me up with the sound of his nails on the underside of my bed. I get up and take him to the downstairs bathroom, shut the door and go back to bed. Don’t worry, he really doesn’t mind and actually looks forward to this little game.
6 a.m.: My first alarm goes off. I turn it off, and fall back to sleep.
6:30 a.m.: My second alarm goes off. I turn it off and fall back to sleep.
7 a.m.: I wake up because of a) the crazy chirping bird/squirrel outside my window, b) the sound of city workers tearing up the side street near my home, c) the dog’s soft wet whiskers nudging my hand, which is hanging off the side of the bed. That’s my very favorite.
I either get up and let the dog out at this point, or – you guessed it – fall back to sleep. No, I am not a morning person and don’t plan on ever becoming one. Sometimes I fall back to sleep just so the dog keeps trying to wake me up. It’s just so darn cute.