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 I'm going to have to keep this fairly short as I need to head out early to pick-up Mason from his job because 1) he texted to say they might be let out five or ten minutes early and 2) we're out of canned cat food AGAIN.

I swear now that we're down to three cats (two of which are elderly--technically, "geriatric,") we go through more food than ever.  

There was an interesting discussion on someone's FB feel about 'true' morning larks, vs. whatever you call the people for whom the 9 to 5 world is designed to accommodate.  This person noted that night owls like to complain that the world is built around larks, but it really isn't. I mean, yes, me much more than them, if only because being to work at 9 am isn't a hardship for me.  BUT, I naturally wake up around 6 am (our alarm is set for 5:30 am, though, because of Mason's early start time of 7:20 am.)  Waiting for stores to open feels like half of what I do as a lark.  Science fiction conventions are even worse for me, because most of the "action" starts well-after I'm ready to head to bed. People always say to me, "Well, just stay up late and sleep in!" Thing about being a lark? Sleeping in, for me, is 7 am. I often _can't_ go back to sleep, no matter how late I was out the night before.  

Still, I wouldn't trade. Mornings are still my favorite time to sit and write and get things done. It's when I have the most energy and feel most creative.

My family just sits in bleary-eyed silence while I yammer on about everything on our morning drive into school. This, it should be noted, is me BEFORE I've had coffee.

Anyway, you may have noticed that I'm not reporting my spell-of-the day progress. I may start up again, but I just hit a wall with Llewellyn when I got to the "Youthful Appearance" spell for the new moon. Y'all _know_ what the new moon is, right? It's a night with basically no moonlight.  The moon is virtually invisible to the unaided eye.  This spell wanted me to go outside with a mirror to "catch the new moon's light." You know, okay, for an anti-aging spell, I suppose I could catch some "anti-"light, but then the author wanted me to also imagine my face "being flooded with moonlight."


Yes, yes, the moon is still there, but the point of the dark moon is that it's dark! Invisible! 

So, I just set the book aside and haven't much felt like going back to it yet. I think I will, if only because having a project like this amuses me, but seriously.... wtf, Llewellyn?

Date: 2019-02-10 11:15 am (UTC)
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Yeah, on a weekday I get up, make a coffee, whatever, head into work, and am still in well over an hour earlier than the median arrival among my colleagues, so I stay a bit longer than perhaps I should because I don't want to be leaving at what might look over-early. I'd work out then go in a bit later but the workout stuff is in the garage and I don't want to open and close the garage door that early for fear of disturbing the neighbors. When we have houseguests I'm used to creeping around quietly for what can be ages because I'm awake hours before them. Just stay up indeed really doesn't work: it's difficult to push my going-to-sleep time earlier so then I'd just be waking up early but feeling like crap. Left to my own devices (i.e., back when I could work at home flexibly) I largely just align with sunrise and sunset.

Date: 2019-02-11 02:46 am (UTC)
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Ed is a lot like you, although a little closer to the optimal 9-5 schedule the world is set up for. He really can't sleep in, though.

I do not have this problem. My issue is that I really can't go to bed early (at least not if my goal is extra sleep -- if I go to bed early I will probably hit an insomniac wall and get LESS sleep as I get steadily more frustrated that I'm not sleeping yet.)

This book, omg. Clearly they should hire you to edit the next one.

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