Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday morning blues

Springing forward is fun and all but I really wasn't expecting it to be dark and gazy at 6:45am. After getting ready for work, preparing my lunch and heating up the car, I noticed it was still very dark outside. When I looked at my car clock, it read 6:51am. Because I am generally out of it in the morning anyway, I thought I woke up too early for work.

As I started to make my way up the stairs to tell the hubby about the accident, it dawned on me that Springing forward to save energy was a cause of all this. I walked back down, restarted the car, ensured my cell phone was in the purse and started to pull away when I realized, I forgot my lunch on the stairs. Damnit, why do these things happen to me on a Monday morning? Parked the car, got my lunch and headed out. Safe and Sound. As I pulled away from my street, I told myself if I forgot anything else, it doesn't matter. On the way to work, I noticed the beautiful sun rising through the never ending forest behind me. That's when I realize, that maybe waking up an hour early isn't great, but witnessing the work of nature on my way to work makes it all worth it.

Though dragging myself out of bed every morning and overcoming morning blues won't be easy, I hope watching the sun rise while driving to work will be inspiration enough.


Katie said...

I'm with you. Once I'm up, dressed and have my day started I love mornings. I just can never convince myself of that when I'm still in bed!
Usually I only see a sunrise when i'm 'still up' not when I'm 'just up'.

Erin B said...

that's like me driving off to work with just an undershirt and pants on instead of a sweater. I wondered why I was cold too! And then it dawned on me that I should probably turn the car around and go get a real shirt to wear to work. :-P