I find that look amusing. Then Ed said something that surprised me. As we were chatting about what's involved in the care he causally says "one thing is that getting up with the horses has made Teresa a morning person".
I was speechless. No one has ever used that phrase to describe me.
My definition of a 'morning person' is someone who leaps out of bed greeting the day with a bounce and smile.
My dog, d'Arcy is a morning person:
He's so excited it's morning he can barely contain his glee.
I find it very annoying.
I do not greet each morning by bounding out of bed eager to see what the day will bring. I view mornings as something that needs to be negotiated. I need to take my time in waking up and will always hit the snooze button at least once. If you are visiting and are up with me in the morning do not take offense that I'm not speaking to you. I don't speak to anyone. On more than one occasion when Ed is asking me a lot of questions in the morning and generally asking me to make decisions and pay attention I have said 'You need to stop talking'.
I believe that I need to own this mug:
So how on earth did Ed reach this ridiculous conclusion that I am now a morning person? Now that was a puzzle. But I like puzzles (although not in the morning) so I thought about it. And I think I've figured it out. This is the evidence that Ed is going on:
- I get up every morning without complaint
- I feed and muck out the horses
- I make coffee for us
- I feed the birds
- When he comes downstairs I speak to him
By the time I make it back to the house and pour my coffee Ed is just getting up. And now I'm awake and can actually hold a conversation. As long as it's not too complicated.
I don't think that I'll ever describe myself as a morning person. But it's a heck of lot easier when it's like this: