Thursday, February 25, 2010

My New Alarm Clock

I've been making good progress with my dissertation writing (awesome, I know!), so I feel like I can spend a little more time updating the blog (which is why there are two posts today!). I'm sure my 2 readers will be thrilled. ;)

I've had a really hard time waking up recently. Our morning routine usually involves me getting up to turn off our alarm clocks (which we keep on the dresser in an attempt to get us up and moving - doesn't work so well), crawling back into bed and promptly falling back asleep until I hear G start the shower. For the past few weeks, I've been falling asleep again and not waking up until just before G leaves for the day. It's been rough.

Last Monday, however, we came up with an awesome plan to get me moving. Now, when G gets up every morning he goes into the kitchen, fills our tea kettle, puts it on the stove, puts out one of my two teapots (thanks G&G B!) and then starts his regular morning routine. Five minutes later, the kettle obnoxiously starts whistling and I have to get out of bed to turn it off. It's a brilliant plan. It also means I get my morning green tea asap as the water is ready to go.

We're so clever.


  1. Make it 3 readers :) Mags' mum said I should read it to help find ideas to get Maggie up and going in the morning too...

  2. Good luck, Russell! Maggie's been the master of sleeping in since at least grad school.