Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hibernation is Not an Option
(Unfortunately)

If it weren't for Thanksgiving and Christmas, this part of the year would be absolutely unbearable for me.  I have a hard enough time getting up in the morning when the sun is shining and the temperature is warm, so the freezing black mornings that lead up to the winter solstice are, to put it mildly, difficult.

I got back from walking the girls to the bus stop about 20 minutes ago, and the sun still isn't up.  Although the early light is finally starting to creep into the sky.  I'm trying to decide which things I can skip this morning so I can just go back to bed for an hour, but it's Tuesday and I have to go to work at 9:30.

So instead, I will go make myself some warm breakfast and eat it in front of the Christmas tree.  That will be enough to lift my spirits and give me the will to get ready for the day.

But tomorrow I'm going back to bed.  I much prefer hibernating.

27 comments :

  1. BOOO! I hate dark mornings. I don't think I could survive them in the cold. I can totally see why people drink coffee in those situations. Buy yourself a thing of hot cocoa and eat some oatmeal. Sorry about the dark and cold.

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  2. I love the idea of eating a warm breakfast in front of a Christmas tree... that sounds wonderful! :)

    We weren't feeling like getting out of bed this morning either... it's 6 degrees here right now.... so I turned on some Bob Marley... it almost felt warm outside.

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  3. Why DON'T we hibernate? If you start a movement, count me in.

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  4. Me too! It was not easy to go back to work after a 4 day weekend.

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  5. I am absolutely on the hibernation bandwagon. Should we start a petition or something? This morning, when I left for spin class, it was cold and rainy and so completely miserable. I almost turned around and stayed home. I battle the "get back in bed" lure every single morning after my kids are out the door to school.

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  6. I think we should figure out a way that everyone can take off work from Thanksgiving until New Years. Then we can just drink hot chocolate and make memories together. But then we wouldn't be able to eat out, or go to Target, or have our garbage picked up, or.... ok, it's a terrible idea.

    Warm breakfast in front of the Christmas tree - count me in, too.

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  7. I've had this same problem lately! I just want to sneak back under the covers and snooze it out. Last night, we finally got the tree up and I just sat there with a hot cup of cocoa on my own, spending time with myself. The warm glow made me glad. I'll have to try that in the mornings. =]

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  8. I erally am glad that I'm a morning person... I Think it would suck if I wasn't. :D

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  9. Which is why January to March seems so long, and horrid.
    A warm breakfast in front of the Christmas tree sounds wonderful!

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  10. I think you are my twin. I would serio hibernate for about 9 months out of the year if I could. Winter and me do NOT get along.

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  11. I think you are my twin. I would serio hibernate for about 9 months out of the year if I could. Winter and me do NOT get along.

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  12. It's after Thanksgiving and Christmas that I really seem to struggle with the weather and darkness. You don't have the lights and the music and the festivities to look forward to anymore. Just one cold day after another.

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  13. I, too, struggle with functioning in the mornings, especially in the dark, grey, miserable winter ones...glad to know I'm not alone! If you figure out a feasible way to hibernate, let me know? I'd be snuggled up right there with you!

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  14. Oh, man! Darn real Christmas tree that we never put up until the week before Christmas...having breakfast in front of the tree is the *perfect* cure for midwinter blahs! Okay, now I'm armed with evidence...going to lobby for an earlier tree!

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  15. Way to self-motivate my fellow night owl!

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  16. I feel your pain. I used to love the winter, but I'm having a rough time feeling the love this year...

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  17. If I were not a school teacher, I would go back to bed more often than I like to admit to myself. It's tough.

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  18. Oh don't I know how you feel! I am a Cali girl raising my family for the last 18 years in cooooold Idaho! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I look forward to getting to know you!

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  19. I'm with you completely. I get up a five for seminary, and it nearly kills me. And the sun isn't up until I return home. . . .

    I love your blog, Lara! And thanks so much for the comment on mine! ;)

    Felicity at {Simple Elegance}

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  20. I'm not a fan of dark mornings either. But I have discovered that an early morning routine accomplishes so much around here and gets everyone's day started off, right. I love the Christmas tree, too. It's a lovely thing.

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  21. Knowing I can come down and light the Christmas tree makes getting up almost worthwhile for me these days. I love Christmas. Even if you still have to get out of bed in the morning.

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  22. January-March kill me!
    Hang in there girl!

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  23. I'm right in there with ya, sister! In fact, I worked like a slave yesterday (Tuesday) and went back to bed today (Wednesday) so we must be on the same page.

    This was why, when I lived in Utah, I always looked forward to choir tours over spring break - usually some time in March. It gave me something to focus on besides the cold and the dark!

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  24. Thank goodness I don't have this problem. I get excited about every change in every season, even the darker days. My kids go to the bus stop after the sun is up, so I'm wondering what time your kids go to school. Are you further north than I? Anyway, I hope Christmas carries you through the winter solstice! You think, after the 22nd, the days start to last a little longer, day by day. :)

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  25. D'oh! I meant to say "just think" not "you think" in my last sentence.

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