Of Cold Mornings & Hot Coffee

The days in my part of the world are getting shorter…and undeniably colder. And I don’t know about you, but to my way of thinking, there’s just something inherently wrong with getting out of bed while it’s still dark. And when you can see your breath in the air (or you could, if it wasn’t so dark 😛 ).

Lately, my mornings have been getting pushed back further and further. What was 5:00 or 5:30 a.m. waking time has slowly evolved into 6:30 or 7:00, much to my cats’ great disgust. And where I used to be out walking Giant Dog by 6:00 a.m. just a couple of months ago, our perambulations have been moved to the afternoons (he’s not impressed, either).

I’m fortunate in that (a) I’ve finished raising my family and no longer need to herd kids out the door to catch a school bus, and (b) I work from home. This means I have the luxury of lying in bed just that little bit longer, awake but cozy…working up the nerve to put that first toe onto the cold floorboards. Then it’s a mad dash to don slippers and sweater, turn up the heat (we keep the house at a crisp 16C/60F at night), feed the animals, and make that first, heavenly, hot cup of coffee.

After that, the cold doesn’t seem quite so bad.

Or at least my resentment of it eases. A little. 😉




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11 responses to “Of Cold Mornings & Hot Coffee”

  1. Nicole Avatar

    Ugh. Waking up to the dark is bad and hard enough, having it still dark by the time I leave the house was killing me. Thanks to daylight savings at least I got to enjoy daylight again yesterday morning on my way to the bus stop.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Yes, DS helped here, too, Nicole. A little. But we should enjoy it while it lasts, because we’re still losing ground. *sigh* 😉

      1. Nicole Avatar

        I know. I’m trying not to think about how quickly we’ll be at that level of darkness again. Bright side: it starts getting lighter after Christmas.

        1. Linda Avatar

          Just in time for the real cold to set in… 😛

  2. D. D. Syrdal Avatar

    Wow, that’s cold. I thought I was being frugal at 62º overnight 😉 I’m surprised the cat lets you get away with it. As they say, “There is no snooze button on a cat that wants breakfast.”

    1. Linda Avatar

      Lol! I suspect the cats stay quite cozy…especially Abigail with all that hair! And no, no snooze button, but I’m pretty good at ignoring the whining for at least a little while. Must’ve been all those kids I had. 😉

  3. Kelsey Avatar

    I wish I could work from home and stay in bed. As it is I’m up at 430 to start work at 6 lol and on my days off where I like to stay in bed the cats whine on the other side of the door.

    1. Linda Avatar

      I know exactly how lucky I am, Kelsey…and I’ll be sending you warm hugs every morning!

      1. Kelsey Avatar

        Aww thank you! At least the kitties are (mostly) super cuddly when we let them in in the morning.

  4. Elizabeth cooper Avatar

    Right now I work 12 hour shifts leaving in the dark and coming back home in the dark, those days are hard. But at least that affords me 4 days home with my son.

    1. Linda Avatar

      I remember those 12-hour shifts well, Elizabeth. No fun at all…but yes, 4 days at home with your boy is a definite “bright” side. 😉

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