Sunday, September 21, 2008

who shot the clock

I woke up feeling rather groggy and stuffed up about an hour ago. Looked at the clock and gasped - 10:50 AM! How did that happen? I went to bed shortly after 9 PM. I slept for more than 3 hours.

I usually work 7 nights a week. Yes, every night. Though Sundays I only have one paper to deliver and it takes less than an hour for me to get up, drive to pick up the papers, deliver them, crawl back into bed with some juice and the comics. Then I'm awake for another 2-3 hours. Sigh.

Last night a friend covered my route so that I would do his a few times . I'll get two nights off a month in exchange for covering his for one Sunday a month. I have 65 papers, he has 295. It's a lop-sided exhange, but since, I'm awake ... well you know. I'm going to really look forward to my uninterrupted nights of sleep.

Outside the still drawn blinds it is grey and overcast. I have showered, made some tea and toast. I turned on the computer.

Clock on computer says 7:43.
Gasp! I have spent the last hour thinking it was mid-morning, and now I realize morning has barely begun.

This just feels so wrong.

Waiting for the sun to break through the gloom. Watching The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. I've never seen this movie but am always up for some Jimmy Stewart.

What else does one do at 8:30 on a Sunday morning?

Now, this just feels so right.
It's going to be a long day.


  1. I get cross with myself when I lounge in bed on a Sunday and then don't have enough time to enjoy the reat of the day! Finding you have more hours than you thought is a bonus I think!
    Hope you enjoyed your day.

  2. Wow... you certainly do work a lot my friend. I can imagine how difficult it must be to get back into it after your time away.

    What does one do on a Sunday morning at 8:30? If you're crazy like me, you'll find yoursel at the Running Room getting ready for the practice run :) or like yesterday, getting ready to head over to Toronto Island for the race.

    I will definitely miss my lazy Sunday mornings.

  3. Sounds like your body clock is a bit upside down!

    CJ xx

  4. Suburbia: yes it was a bonus, but it really threw me off!

    UA: it is always difficult getting into my schedule!

    Crystal: actually, I think my body has only a 12 hour clock, therefore it is easily fooled.

  5. Oh you poor dear. I'd go back to bed. Yep. I would.

  6. I'd go back to sleep, too. Hate waking up too early.

  7. Well, I hope you are snoozing soundly instead of reading this comment. I wish I could smuggle some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's across the border just for you. Three cheers to the hardest working blogger I know!!!

  8. You tell a funny story... Last week I lost a whole day.. have you seen it?

    Hope you enjoyed the movie...

    I don't know if I ever saw that movie but for some weird reason I find myself whistling it every now and then.. brains are strange things!!!


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