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Re: A 4:30 AM confession

Me neither!  I'm ready for sleep by 9:30 at night.  As a teenager and 
20-something, I wouldn't have been caught dead in bed at that time.  I 
have always been a morning person though.  When the sun comes up, so do 
I (and so the time I rise changes throughout the year).


hodgesaa@earthlink.net wrote:

>I don't usually get up that early, but there have been
>times............those nights when you just can't settle down. Rather than
>toss and turn I get up and do something or watch TV til I fall asleep. I do
>like that time of the morning. Everything is so quiet and still. Of course
>then I find it almost impossible to get out of bed when it's really time
>On the other hand, there are nights I end up asleep at 10:00 pm and it's
>STILL not enough sleep. I've never been what I would call a late sleeper,
>always up by 6 or 7, but sometimes an afternoon nap is called for. 
>I've heard the older you get the less sleep you need, I don't find that to
>be the case...........with me at least. 
>Andrea H
>Beaufort, SC
>>[Original Message]
>>From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
>>To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Date: 8/16/2005 3:27:38 PM
>>Subject: [CHAT] A 4:30 AM confession
>>I'm another male who's up at 4:30 no matter what. Done it all my life, 
>>I think. When I was 7 or 8, I used to wake up to listen to the morning 
>>farm report on the radio. After the farm report, Louis Bromfield 
>>[author of "The Rain Came"] had a 5 minute essay-type show about his 
>>Arkansas farm and the things he was doing to make it more 
>>productive--like planting deep-rooted legumes to break up the clay.
>>Those farm programs are gone now. No point, I guess, in telling a 
>>corporation about the inherent evils of a mold-board plow or 
>>single-cropping or--much more recently--GMOs.
>>Anyway, I still get up at 4:30, turn the light on in the bathroom, and 
>>look in the mirror to be certain I see a reflection. And, because I'm 
>>always about 30 years younger in my dreams than I am on my clock, the 
>>reflection clears all the morning cobwebs and sets me straight. My 
>>daily reality check.
>>Meantime, as I told Ms. Fatma this morning, I think I'm beginning to 
>>become speckled.
>>Island Jim
>>Southwest Florida
>>27.0 N, 82.4 W
>>Hardiness Zone 10
>>Heat Zone 10
>>Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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