Another 5 minutes please

Do you ever have one of those mornings where you lay back down for "Just 5 more minutes"? Thinking that the 5 additional minutes would magically whisk away the overwhelming pre-coffee incoherence. That possibly you can slip back, just briefly into that wonderful dream where you are sleeping at a luxury hotel, on a cloud of pillowy softness, a gentle sea breeze is billowing in from your private patio and floor to ceiling windows, and a butler is waiting in the wings with a platter of the world's finest chocolate. You know the one.

This morning was one of those mornings. 5:20 rolled around and I was out of bed just long enough to decide that I needed "just 5 more minutes." Well my 5 minutes ended up being 51 minutes. OOPS!

Now this 51 minutes could have turned out to be a lot more had it not been for my husband. On a normal basis, he would have come into the room and either gently shook me or spoke softly to wake me up. Not this morning. As I sleep soundly in my luxury hotel on a pillow soft bed, just about ready to wake to select my morning snack from my platter of chocolate, I am suddenly awakened by a loud, stern, "Ruth!"
That is my name.

Not a random name.

Given to me by my parents to honor my great grandmother, whose name is also Ruth.

I didn't like the name growing up but that is a different story.

Anyway, as I jump a mile out of my pillow soft bed, away from the chocolate into reality, I snap back at him "What!?!"

"It's 6:11" he says in an accusing tone. After all he has been up well before 5:20 and here I am enjoying another 5 minutes.

Grumpily I replied, "You scared the crap out of me!" GRRR.

Then I realize its 6:11 and I better bust a move to get ready. Thank goodness for my husband for waking me from my slumber. Who knows how many pieces of the worlds finest chocolate I would have enjoyed.

After all, it goes straight to the hips.
5 Responses
  1. meemsnyc Says:

    5:20 and 6:11am? Wow, you're early risers!

  2. We usually go to sleep around 11-midnight. Coffee is a hot comodity I our house.

  3. Laura Says:

    Coffee is goooood. My son gets me up at the crack of dawn demanding Buzz Lightyear shows. Grrrr!

  4. Dirt Lover Says:

    This morning I wanted just a little more, and it ended at 7:30! I wasn't eating chocolate, though. Darn it! I've been getting up lately a little after 6. Good thing I'm on summer vacation and it didn't really matter.

  5. @Lori, sometimes I wish I had a summer vacation. For some reason my summers are busier than the school year. I can't imagine how many chocolate dreams I would have if I was on vacation. Yum.

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