Sunday, April 08, 2007

Rise and shine

Weekends and holiday are, for me, a time to have a lie in. As I get out of bed at 6.30am during the week, I think this is perfectly justified.

My dad rises at silly o’clock in the morning every day of the year to walk Labradors. He continually tries to make me feel guilty about “lying in bed all day”. As long as I manage to surface before midday, I think I’m doing OK; 10am to 10.30am is a good time to get up.

I can’t understand these people who say: “Once I’m awake, that’s it, I have to get up.” I don’t; I can roll over repeatedly and close my eyes and my ears against the cats as they try to persuade me out of bed with purrs and prods with their paws. It is very rare that they’re badgering me because they’re hungry; nine times out of ten, they have food in their bowls. They are, I think, just being awkward. “We’re awake so you should be too,” appears to be the message. Unlike them, though, I don’t spend the rest of the day lolling around and preening.


A couple of friends have been riding along the beach at 7am this weekend to avoid the traffic and the tourists. I would’ve loved to have gone too, but I just couldn’t drag myself out from under the duvet. However, I don’t have a choice about tomorrow’s early start: I have been press-ganged into moonlighting for the day.

12 comments:

Brom said...

I like to be first up on a non working day, so that I can have my first mug of tea in peace, check on the antics of the feathered visitors to the garden and flick through a few blogs at the same time. I can usually do all this and still have a lie in.

mutleythedog said...

You stay in bed if you want to - as I have attached my genitalia to a generator and am powering it up!

Gill said...

I'm afraid I'm an annoying morning person, tra la la la la...

mutley I hope you are using a mains adaptor-you need to read the comments given on my blog post of November 10 2006...

mutterings and meanderings said...

Brom and Gill - you are strange ...

Mutley - I am trying not to visualise that ..

Mopsa said...

Just to continue the innuendo and bank hol vulgarity (a once a year treat); fab cock - one of yours?

rilly super said...

oh do tell more about the moonlighting M&M, and is it still called that if you do it in the daytime?

mutterings and meanderings said...

Mopsa, afraid not - I am cockless ...

Rilly - I did it in the daytime. See next post ...

Gill said...

NICE COCK- I do adore the flamboyant ones....

IsobelMagsBuchan said...

M&M, how I envy your ability to be able to roll over and go back to sleep. I can't. I wish I could but as soon as I waken my body starts up. Need the loo, need the loo again, mind starts thinking, loo again, oh dear I may as well get up. It doesn't matter how tired I am I still cannot roll over and go back to snoozeland. Tell me your secret!

mutterings and meanderings said...

Enough cockiness!

IMB, I am bloody minded. I can get up, go to the loo, and go back to bed and return to the Land of Nod. Sometimes I can slip back into the dream I was having before.

Karen said...

I woke up at the usual work time - about 6/6.30am (I don't get up until 7.15) - every morning over the Easter weekend. I went back to sleep though and got up at around 9 most mornings. I could've quite happily got up earlier I just chose not to as I was on holiday.

This morning I woke up as usual and got up at 7.15 to go to work. I could quite easily have stayed in bed for a long time today - really did not want to get up - unlike my up and at em attitude over the weekend!

Anonymous said...

eminem, a girl after my own heart - nothing exciting in life happens before 11am, and many of the most exciting things happen after 11pm..

Morning people are just missing out..