. . . like Buster the raccoon, who doesn’t want to get up to go out. I don’t know much about this procyonid except for what it says in the YouTube video, but he clearly wants to sleep in.
Buster the Raccoon aka “Butter Brownie” (because he is so soft and sweet) doesn’t like the cold weather…. We had to motivate him to get up…..with treats! https://www.facebook.com/bustercoon
All I know is that since I started the Albatross a few years ago, I’m up at 4:30 seven days a week, and my body is so attuned to that schedule that I can’t sleep any later. Maybe now I can get back to a life that resembles that of normal people!
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Better to go out today and maybe tomorrow. The rest of the week is going to be a bit nippy in Chicago. Brrr.
How very sweet! Miss your daily updates about life in Poland. Hope you will be back there soon with your Polish princess!
I don’t know about normal, I mean, PCCs old normal was 6ishAM!!!
Surely 04.30 is a time to go to bed, not a time to get up?
My grandfather used to say something about the early bird always getting the worm. My reply was simply, “What if no one else is up to give it to him?”
The quick worm gives the early bird a mouthful of earth!
And I’ve heard it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.
The one I was always told:
Early to bed,
Early to rise,
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Don’t know if it works for women.
Jerry, the prodigious amount of work and writing you produce inspires me to work harder. I look forward to reading the Albatross.
Try not to let normal be the use of an alarm. Let the body rise when it wants and if that means going to sleep earlier, so be it. Working hard on an Albatross helps since that would tend to put one near hospitalization-exhaustion every night before bed.
Already about 4 inches of snow here and expecting at least another 12 inches by end of day tomorrow. This is starting way too early …
Nothing here in Rochester yet. It’s 11 a.m.
I wish I was a morning person. It’s a struggle for me to get up at an hour that doesn’t make me look completely lazy even though I try to go to bed early (sometimes I can’t sleep like last night when I couldn’t get to sleep until ~2 am).
That racoon is cute but honestly, who is going to get up with humans patting it and talking to it sweetly? It’s just not exciting enough to move and he’s getting pats.
When medical folks ask me if I have any allergies I reply none except to getting out of bed in the morning.
Thinking about Jerry’s prodigious work output makes me feel tired and sleepy but the prospect of reading yet another interesting commentary or cat feature keeps me awake.
There’s nothing unusual about sleeping less as you get older. I go to bed around 10pm and often awaken around 4:30, close to 5:00, sometimes even 4:00. And I usually feel wasted when I get up no matter how long I slept. I don’t know what Jerry’s retirement program is like, but after the book tour next year he might want to consider using it if he can.
My father used to talk about me:” hero at night, lazy bear in the morning”. I was quite a chatter at night, it was hard to get me to sleep. Also, it was hard to wake me up in the morning. But, I was very neat when I slept, whatever the shape of the quilt was, the quilt remained the same shape when I waked up. :))
I don’t see many people who are as hardworking and productive as Jerry. I’m amazed. :))