I don’t know how many sleeps are left but MB is arriving on January 20th. So I really only have three weeks to completely unpack (not to mention take down the Christmas décor), figure out where all the furniture goes, and somehow pray for Weight Watchers to kick in so I could lose about 50 lbs. before he arrives.
This morning it is below freezing and there was a thin layer of frost over the grass when I stepped out for the bus. I usually wake at 5am – in theory – although I do hit snooze a couple of times. I’m on the bus by 6:20, winding my way downtown listening to NPR and once in awhile dozing off. I’m at my desk by 7am. While it’s torturous to wake up that early, I enjoy seeing the sunrise and starting my work day without any distractions. There are a few other early morning aficionados. One of the accountants is already settled in when I arrive, and this morning I opened the door for an HR colleague. I check my email, my f-list, the news websites (Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette), and try to zip through as much personal business as possible. I usually have a bowl of oatmeal with fruit and a couple of diet cokes during this time as well. Since the office is bound by both sides by windows, it’s always a pleasure to see the day progress. My cube is cozy, and during work hours at least, it’s home.
Hooray for the impending MoBob arrival! It will be lovely to have some company again, won't it?
Yikes, and I thought that getting up at 7am was awful. Still, sunrises are nice sometimes. At least it's nice and quiet at the office so you don't have to meet the onslaught of people when you crawl in at 9.
So have you started counting down in sleeps yet? You must be excited.
I couldn't cope with 5am. I can train myself to get up early through long and arduous repetition, but one late night and my body clock is reset to stay up evenings again. It sounds like you enjoy it though, your office view would be a nice compensation.