Are there any morning people out there? You know you're a morning person if you automatically wake up around dawn without an alarm. You know you're a morning person if you can't even remember what sound your alarm makes because it's been so long since you've heard it, always waking up before it goes off.
I don't know why I keep farmer's hours. I always have and as much as I like the idea of "sleeping in" it really drives me crazy when I do. I feel like I've wasted a good part of the day. I just can't help it.
Early mornings are when I have ALL my energy about me. By 2 in the afternoon, I'm useless. So when I get up early (6ish) I usually quietly go about the business of cleaning house, cooking, doing yard work before it gets too hot, that sort of thing.
This morning when I got up just after 6, I went out back and cleaned off the deck. I watered all the plants and shrubs, on and around the deck. I took the clippers and went out back and pruned back the raspberry bushes that had once again, taken over the back side of the garage. Then I weeded out the grasses in the brick pathway I'd made.
Next I cleaned out a cooler that had been sitting on the deck for a couple of weeks. Melted butter and rotting chicken are not pleasant things to clean. Next I started a load of laundry, unloaded the clean dishes from the dishwasher, loaded the dirty ones. I cleaned old food out of the refrigerator and the cupboards, I made two quiches, a spinach one and a pesto one. I folded laundry, made coffee for M, all in under 2 hours.
After breakfast and a quick perusal of the Sunday paper, I watered all the plants on the front porch, then M assisted me while we put another coat of drywall plaster over the sheet rock that her brother had put up. He covered the exposed chimney in our bedroom because it made our room hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. The chimney stuck out a bit, so we were plastering the surrounding walls to come outward to meet the new drywall.
After showering, going out for lunch, picking up groceries for a cookout tonight, I came home and made a blueberry/peach pie. Okay, it's 1:45 and I think I'm done for the day. Does anyone else do this? Is this a trait of morning people or do night people do it too, just on a different schedule?