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    The best part of waking up

    I think it is when the sun drifts through the curtains and I hear my wife stirring about downstairs. She wakes up so much earlier than me and she never tires of my observations on life. She is beautiful.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    I love mornings. I wake up about 6:00 AM and push the start button the coffee. I turn on my laptop and watch the birds at the bird feeder while I wait for it to come on. When the coffee is ready, I go get my wife up.

    Later, I go to Panero Bread and have a dark roast coffee and a bagel. It pretty much goes downhill after that...until Happy Hour.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    ...is Folgers in your cup!
    Choo got it, dude.

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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohayou View Post
    ...is Folgers in your cup!
    Ah, beat me to it. Dang.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    I love mornings. I wake up about 6:00 AM and push the start button the coffee. I turn on my laptop and watch the birds at the bird feeder while I wait for it to come on. When the coffee is ready, I go get my wife up.
    You really disappoint me Spitball, after knowing you all these years. You don't own a coffee maker with a timer? C'mon buddy! Get with the times!

    I love our location. We live in the country. I'm pretty much like my Dad was. Even on my days off I'm still an early riser. There's just something about getting up in the early still mornings, the family is still fast asleep, grabbing your cup of coffee, and sitting on the back deck in the absolute peace and quiet. Very tranquil. You can hear a pin drop. And there is usually some critters, especially deer, roaming around the back.

    I also enjoy listening to the Reds on the radio while relaxing out back. The coffee is then traded in for a beer.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    I get up around 5:30, make coffee, have breakfast, check out a few news sites online (and RZ, of course), listen to NPR, maybe read for a while or go for a short run. At around 6:45 I take a cup of coffee up to my wife. That routine is at least a decade in the running. She thinks I'm being nice, but really I just like being by myself for an hour and a half every morning.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    ...is waking up. The first morning you don't wake up is really gonna ruin the entire rest of your day. All kidding aside, my morning ritual is walking the dog. Get up at about 530 and Choo (my dog) is ready to. I grab his leash and he runs to the front door. It never gets old.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Mornings?
    I have trouble staying asleep, so I'll be up around 5 am, checking out the Asian and European markets and getting ready for work. I take my daughter to school, pick up coffee on the way back plus whatever is missing from the fridge. Get back, walk the dog, have breakfast.
    Wife gets up around 9 am. Of course, she also goes to bed later. I'll have some more coffee or tea while she eats breakfast.

    In the mornings, sometimes I feel like we're on different shifts. It works, notwithstanding, and we'll be celebrating our 25th anniversary in a few months.
    Good thing that days are 24 hours long.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    During the week my mornings suck. Alarm goes off at 5:30am, I get up and shower, shave, and eat. By 6:20am I am sitting in my car for the hour long commute to work. I hate it. I really wish my company would just allow me to work from home.

    On the weekends it's much nicer. I usually wake up ~6:30am, get up and turn on the coffee maker (no timer on the weekends cause if I sleep to 8:00am I don't want it scalding on the burner), once the first cup is ready I head out to the front porch and have my first cigarette and coffee. Nothing better than that. I'm getting ready to quit smoking again, so my weekend morning ritual will probably change but for now it's a nice slow paced way to start the day.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohayou View Post
    ...is Folgers in your cup!
    I love smelling my Folgers brewing in the mornings.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    I'm a night owl. I love late nights, a quiet house, everyone in bed, and just me and the dog (who is snoring on the floor). I can read, watch TV, take a late night walk, and do pretty much whatever I feel like. With the demands put on me as a husband, father, and worker, it's rare that I get to do that. Now, I have learned to get up early and function pretty well. But its not my normal rhythm.

    My wife is the early bird. She thinks its the most wonderful time of the day. Which is all fine with me. But she also thinks getting up is morally superior to us night owls and that we are slothful, repugnant, and damaged souls that need to learn the glories of the morning. Which is not quite as fine.

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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    I think it is when the sun drifts through the curtains and I hear my wife stirring about downstairs. She wakes up so much earlier than me and she never tires of my observations on life. She is beautiful.
    So i guess it is safe to say your wife reads Redszone?
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I'm a night owl. I love late nights, a quiet house, everyone in bed, and just me and the dog (who is snoring on the floor). I can read, watch TV, take a late night walk, and do pretty much whatever I feel like. With the demands put on me as a husband, father, and worker, it's rare that I get to do that. Now, I have learned to get up early and function pretty well. But its not my normal rhythm.

    My wife is the early bird. She thinks its the most wonderful time of the day. Which is all fine with me. But she also thinks getting up is morally superior to us night owls and that we are slothful, repugnant, and damaged souls that need to learn the glories of the morning. Which is not quite as fine.
    Same way here. My wife is in bed between 10:00 and 11:00. I can't even think of sleep till 2:30 or 3:00. Guess that's good as I work 12 hour night shifts. And I like it that way.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    But she also thinks getting up is morally superior to us night owls and that we are slothful, repugnant, and damaged souls that need to learn the glories of the morning.
    That's not just your wife. I think that must be some sort of relic of farming. As a night-owl, I resent it. I don't sleep any more or do any less than the weirdos who like the crack of dawn, but there you go.

    Actually liberal radio guy Thom Hartmann has a theory about this that he's applied to ADD children. He calls it farmer/hunter syndrome. Farmer's get up early, focus easily on tasks, etc... Hunters stay up late, are hypervigilant, move quickly from task to the other and get bored easily.
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    Re: The best part of waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    That's not just your wife. I think that must be some sort of relic of farming. As a night-owl, I resent it. I don't sleep any more or do any less than the weirdos who like the crack of dawn, but there you go.

    Actually liberal radio guy Thom Hartmann has a theory about this that he's applied to ADD children. He calls it farmer/hunter syndrome. Farmer's get up early, focus easily on tasks, etc... Hunters stay up late, are hypervigilant, move quickly from task to the other and get bored easily.
    That's a great theory, but every hunter I've known gets up at the butt crack of dawn to sit in a deer stand or duck blind.


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