@Pony my stupid rooster will start crowing a couple of hours before sunrise. Seriously considering chicken noodle soup (rooster noodle soup?) when the weather gets colder.
Thankfully I have some hearing loss, so it’s not too big a deal and I really only hear it if I am up anyway.
@ebatch My church rents space for another church so our worship service is at 4pm. It took me about a year and a half to get used to it but now I really like the schedule. Once we get our own. Space we’ll likely go back to mornings, but until then I’m going to enjoy my lazy Sunday mornings and brunch with community group.
I am RETIRED and I take that responsibility seriously! I wake up depending on a) when I decide to go to sleep; b) what I have planned for the evening before; or c) whether I’ve made a commitment for the next day. Every once in a while it’s because d) one of my neighbors, or a construction vehicle on the street, decides that “X” a.m. is an okay time to start making noise, because it’s legal. (D) is my least favorite. (I woke up at ~5:30 am for nearly 40 years, for work reasons, so I no longer feel guilty about staying up late/sleeping in.)
@DavidChurchRN I feel your pain. I work 7on/7off, normally 2nd shift after 25yrs in the local ER, I am the one that will frequentlyh get called up to work (as the only nurse) in our small community hospital ER if the 3rd shift nurse bails out.
I’m curious about what “early morning” means to different people. For instance I would consider 8:30 to be mid morning because I’m a teacher and by 8:30 on a weekday I’ve already gone to the gym, had a pointless meeting, and taught my first period class. Though when I had a 9-5 job 8am was early morning to me.
The dog detects the dawn, then licks me in the face. I pull the covers over my head, then he sits on me for a period of time. After a while he begins to bathe himself, which somehow makes me feel like I should go to the bathroom. Afterwards he takes me out for a walk because fair is fair, or something. With any luck I can get back to sleep after that, and the process repeats itself.