One of the neat things about not working is that I get to stay up later! I won't be doing that 5 AM nonsense again anytime soon, but last night was the night Ken had to stay up late in order to sleep late today in order to work tonight. Still with me? He stayed up until 4 AM watching a movie, but I went to bed at 1:30. I laid on the couch and read a magazine, and we watched Letterman. It was fun to stay up and watch Dave again! Sometimes it's the little things. Obviously, we won't be staying up like this on the usual work nights, but it's such a treat for me to be able to stay up instead of crashing at 9:30 or so. Over the years, I think I adapted fairly well to getting up at around 5 AM, but it's clear to me that it's not my nature to get up at that ungodly time of morning.
We both slept much better, too, because we turned on the fan, and the sound blocked out the usual outside sounds. I love those sounds, but not when I'm trying to sleep! Ken is up now, and in the process of waking up. Ken loves his coffee, and when I saw this old commercial on Boingboing, via a site called Retro Thing (I'm going to have to spend some time checking it out--it looks intriguing.), I thought of him. It's actually kind of a creepy commercial, and I think this husband has some control issues, as well as a tendency towards bullying. Jerk. I think someone would probably be getting a lapful of hot coffee right about the time I heard, "The girls at the office make better coffee on a hot plate!" Oh...really?