I am not a morning person. At all. But this morning, I had to be one. I had to take my mom to the hospital for surgery. She had to be there at 9:00. The hospital is an hour away, in Charlottesville (we do have quite a nice hospital here in Pigsknuckle but this procedure had to be done at UVA). I also had to get Ryan to my brother’s house, 20 minutes away, in the opposite direction (so she’d have a ride to school and wouldn’t have to sit outside in the rain for 2 hours before the bell rang). The dog had to get to the park, too (so he wouldn’t explode while I was gone). To get all this done before leaving Pigsknuckle at 7:45, I had to get up at stupid o’clock (or 5:30, if we’re being specific).
As I said, I’m not a morning person. Five-thirty is morning. It’s very early in the morning. It’s too early in the morning. I don’t function well too early in the morning. To prove this point, here are some of the things my non-morning person self did this morning…
1. Washed my hair with conditioner (because I was too bleary-eyed to read the bottles correctly... or at all). In case you were wondering, conditioner doesn’t get hair clean... quite the opposite, actually.
2. Brushed my hair... then threw my brush into the trash bin (I just noticed this 10 minutes ago... thank Heavens, as tomorrow is trash day and that brush is new).
3. Stepped outside, in the pouring rain, to put the dog on his lead… in my socks. Ick.
4. Poured water in my mug for tea… but neglected to include the teabag or sugar.
5. Made Ryan’s lunch… then put her lunchbox in the refrigerator. Luckily I saw it when I went to get the milk to pour in my hot water.
6. Wore my new running shoes to the park (in the rain)… so now they smell like my old running shoes… the ones I kept specifically to wear when it rains… because they smell… from getting wet… and I didn’t want my new shoes to smell the same way… which they now do.
7. Wore a Virginia Tech sweatshirt to the University of Virginia hospital, which I learned was a colossally stupid thing to do that last time I had to go over there (you’d think those people would be able to put college rivalry aside once they had an MD after their names, wouldn’t you?).
And now I’m going to take a nap.