Tuesday, December 13, 2011

5 am.

Whoops, I was supposed to have announced a giveaway winner by now. Sorry for those of you who have been sitting on pins and needles waiting to see if it was you. [Was there anyone that anxious?]

Drum roll please... and the winners of my first-ever giveaway, featuring Blake Mycoskie's Start Something That Matters, are:

Liz, from Here's to Handy Andy
Robin, from Couponing from FL to MI

Congratulations! Send me your address ladies, and I will get those books right out to you. :]


A few months ago, I remember telling God that under no circumstances would I be accepting a teaching job in which I was going to have to wake up during the morning 5 o'clock hour. Since schools in Chicago start at 9 am, with most teachers rolling in around 8:30, I thought it wouldn't be a problem.

I guess I should have been a little more specific with my request demand... I meant I didn't want to wake up that each for any job; not just an early morning teaching job.

But alas, you will find my alarm going off every weekday during that most awful hour. And yes, it has gotten easier, and yes, I am used to it, but I cannot wait for the day that my next/better/eventual job lets me sleep in until at least 6 am.

Reasons anyone should be up before 6 am:
- You have an early morning flight to an awesome destination and booked your flight so early out of excitement, not necessity.
- It's Christmas. [I can totally get on board with this one. Feel free to wake me up at any hour if it means the celebration starts earlier!]
- You voluntarily stayed up all night and are now on your last few hours of that all-nighter, after which you will sleep until 6 pm.

That's it folks. Those are the only good reason to be up that early.

...and yet, 5:25, I'll see you in the morning. [And probably again on Saturday because the 5 o'clock hour has the ability to haunt me like that.]


  1. YAY I won! I think you already have my address. :) Thanks so much!

  2. Oh, I have another one:
    Reasons anyone should be up before 6am
    - a super sweet, awfully adorable little one is hungry/wants to cuddle/needs mama.

    You'll see. It'll be hard, hard, hard, but a very good reason indeed. ;)