#1: I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON
#2: We live about an hour (on a good day) outside of Victoria, where Scott and I both work. Sometimes it takes us 2 hours to commute one way!! I know, it makes me feel sick too.
THUS, I am forced to drag myself out of bed at a heinous hour. An hour in which the land is still dark, no neighbourly porchlights have yet been turned on, no cheerful birdsong has broken the silence. Do you know of this painful hour? Probably not, because, civilized person that you are, you wake up when it is clearly morning, and not when it is STILL NIGHT.
After snoozing my alarm clock for about 40 minutes, I stuggle out of bed and into the shower, where I pretty much continue to sleep. Believe you me, I think the following thought nearly every morning: "I can't wait until bedtime tonight."
Meanwhile, Scott gets Sadie fed and dressed and into the car, bless his patient soul. I try to plan ahead what I'm going to wear but inevitably end up standing in front of my closet staring into space (my friend has coined a term for this early morning expression: "Sock face"). I've written about this topic before, kind of. You can read more about it here.
The coffee's brewing. The clock is ticking. The car is running.
I run through my final checklist:
- teeth brushed
- coffee/coffee-maker off
- Sadie's bag
- 15 lb purse
- lights off
- lock door
Then we begin the drive over the Malahat, through Goldstream Park, and eventually come to a stop when we hit the suburbs of Victoria. Here we inch along in a sea of red brake lights. Here I put my make-up on. Here Sadie starts to lose it in the backseat. I don't blame her. There comes a point when you cannot tolerate a 5-point harness any longer.
Eventually the bottleneck works itself out and we sail into town. This was the view of that part of the drive this morning:
If this looks early to you, remember that I had already been up for nearly 2 hours when this was taken!! I muster the strength to appreciate the sunrise.
That, my friends, is my morning tale. TGIF - maybe I'll get to sleep in tomorrow....