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  1. Jessi

    I am not a morning person at all! I use my cell phone for my alarm and it has a “gentle wake” alarm on it. The alarm starts 3 minutes before it actually set to go off. It plays gentle music that gets gradually louder. It is a little bit easier of a waking but I still cry a little when I have to get up.

    Also, I sing that song to Saira all the time! She is not a morning person either!

    • I love it that you are carrying on the traditional wake-up song. Perhaps the morning hater thing is genetic, passed on from mother to daughter. I notice Wells (the sole male child on that branch of the family) is the only morning person in the group.

  2. This is too funny! You have just described my (grown) daughter. DO not speak to that child for the first hour she is up and she won’t get up eagerly! I, on the other hand have always been a morning person. Jenna once accused me of being a “born again cheerleader” because I am just to awake in the mornings for her!

  3. Cindy

    I am NOT a morning person, and very envious of those who are. I have friends that are up and have accomplished many things before I even climb out of bed. Even on weekends! Oh well.😴

  4. I won’t say I’m not a morning person but I’ll say it this way – I am not a day person. I function better at night. Gee, maybe I have vampire ancestors 🙂 I know that according to our circadian rhythms that we should be active during the day and at rest during the night. My rhythms must be out of whack! Thank you Christie for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared it on social media.

    • You and my mother would get along well. That’s one of her favorite things about being retired. She can stay up all night if she wants and sleep all morning. I have a sister and two daughters with young children who work nights (the mothers, not the children). 🙂 I don’t know how they switch back and forth like they do. My hat’s off to them!

  5. I am not a morning person either. Since I have retired, i don’t have to worry about it so much. My Mom used to sing “You’ve got to get up, you’ve got to get up, you’ve got to get up this morning!” I hated those words. lol
    Bev

    • I am looking forward to starting my days a little later once I retire–at least having the flexibility to choose. I hope to never hear those particular words again. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog, Bev, and for taking the time to comment. Happy Thursday!

  6. I’m not a morning person – it’s a beautiful time of the day but I just hate getting out of my cosy bed to experience it. I do most of my blog writing in the evenings and couldn’t imagine doing anything constructive before 8am. Getting myself up and out for work three days a week is my absolute limit 🙂

    • At least I’m not alone. So far I’ve only heard from one morning person. I used to write in the evenings, but there were too many interruptions and I’m too easily distracted. My mornings are quiet, so I drag myself out of bed, and it actually does get my day started off on a pleasant note. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  7. Christie, I’ve never understood why some people have such a difficult time getting going in the morning. I guess I’ve always been a morning person and my vivid imagination can’t stretch far enough to imagine being any other way. So I have no helpful hints for you. Maybe go to bed earlier (8 hours before you need to wake up)? It doesn’t matter whether I go to bed at 9 or 10 OR at midnight, I’m going to be wide awake by 5:30.

    • Thanks for weighing in, Jean, though I am a little envious of your ease with mornings. I probably could use closer to eight hours of sleep, if I could just get myself to bed early enough. It would also help me if I could wake up with the sun. When it’s still dark out, I just want to go back to sleep!

  8. Mrs Shoes

    I got up to an alarm clock for the children when they were in school. Now that the kids are grown, my only ‘alarm clock’ is the livestock waiting for morning grain. Since they have hay available at all times, I know that none are starving & so I sleep until I’m ready to get up naturally. It’s a lot gentler way to start the day for me.
    I came to visit from the AIM link party; I hope you’ll find time one day to stop by the 4Shoes & let me know you’ve stopped by. 🙂

  9. I used to be a night person, but I fell in love with the wee hours of the morning. My alarm is set for 5 and I’m up before that. I used to hate getting up at 6 and having to get going, but now with a quiet hour and a half that’s just mine I love getting up.By the time the rest of the house is rising I’ve had my coffee, showered, watched the dawn, exercised and talk to the universe.

    • There is something to be said for having quiet time that’s just your own. That’s why I get up as early as I do. As much as I hate the alarm, I love the quiet time. Maybe someday I’ll be like you and wake up before the alarm. Or maybe not. 🙂

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