A Day in the Life

Michelle Wyckoff - Community Columnist
Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016

By Michelle Wyckoff

Snooze Buttons.  One of my favorite things in life.  I always set the alarm on my phone for 30 minutes before I actually want to get up.  I gave up on alarm clocks long ago.  I'm technologically challenged. When my phone goes off, I set it for 30 minutes later, then go back to sleep for another half hour.

That sounds much longer than going back to sleep for  "another 30 minutes".  I am a master at cheating the clock.  

If I were truly honest with myself (which I rarely am), I'd call it what it truly is-one of my greatest forms of procrastination.  I've often said I'm the world's best--or worst--procrastinator.  It depends on which way you look at it. If you happen to be a procrastinator like me, I commend you.  If you're not, I won't try to make you jealous.  I look at it as a challenge.  Pushing the envelope.  With my alarm, I know exactly how long it takes me to shower, dry my hair, do my face, dry my hair some more, get dressed, make sure my hair is truly dry, make my cold coffee and get out the door, then go back in for the cold coffee because I usually leave it on the kitchen table.  Sometimes I even have to turn around and go back for it.

Of course, if I have to put gas in my car, it throws a monkey wrench into my best laid plan.  Depending on how far I'm going, I rarely tempt fate by being low on gas, but I admit it has happened.  What if an unexpected emergency should come up in the night?  What if I had to make a midnight run for donuts?!  It would definitely take a full tank.


May you be living the good life, Delores Rector!   



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