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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

To Sleep Perchance To Dream...

I've always been a sleeper.  Of course things had to change when I attended school, but I was that college freshman who took 8:00 AM classes ONLY when there was no other option, and usually showed up with a raincoat on over my pajamas.  

As a teacher of high school, I was supposed to be in the building at 6:50 and at my duty station by 7:10.  My first class began at 7:25.  Suffice to say the kids learned early on that I wasn't to be unnecessarily irked until about 11.   And even then I'd look down to realize I'd be wearing two different shoes...  

After teaching all day, I'd go to the gym, go home to make dinner, grade papers, and plan, and then be in bed by 8:30.  My husband used to tease me that if I went to bed any earlier, I'd have to arrange coverage for my sixth period class.

This morning for some reason I awoke at 6:20, just in time to see the first of the sunrise.  Yes, it was amazingly beautiful, but not enough that I wanted to witness the rest of it.  So I went back to bed...afterall, Trader Joe's doesn't open until 9 and Costco 9:30.  What was the point.  Even at the age of 62 I still crave the comfort and 'snuggliness' of that pillow-topped mattress. 

5 comments:

Mage said...

You sound so comfortable as a night person. Even during the years I practiced being one, the truth is that I'm a day person. I actually like getting up at five. I like dinner at 5 in the afternoon. LOL

Kay said...

I tend to go to sleep closer to midnight no matter how much I try to fall asleep earlier and I usually wake up around 6:30. I know you're supposed to get eight hours ideally, but it's hard for me. I envy you.

Gilly said...

I've always been a morning person, but now I'm older I find I need more sleep, not less! And I like it at the beginning of the day! And any programme on the TV after 9.0pm has to be REALLY interesting to prevent me dropping off to sleep, to the extreme annoyance of Mr.G!!

forsythia said...

I love the part about the two shoes.

Retired English Teacher said...

I have to agree with you! I am not an early riser. I wish I were. When I do get up early, I do enjoy the quietness of the day, but not enough to do it on a regular basis.