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  1. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    DH went fishing with some friends early this morning, they were meeting at 6:30am and apparently there were heaps of people there fishing already when he got there around 7am - the only reasons i think i've been up and out of the house before that time have been to get to the airport or a hospital. I'm basically this in the mornings

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    Is there anything that you will get up early for on a weekend or public holiday?
     
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  2. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi Perfectly perfect just the way I am!

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    Holiday for sure!

    Weekdays would be a holiday and work cause I want to be paid....ooh and travel for a job interview....anything else forget it!
     
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  3. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic I like my pillow Rock hard

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    I'm always up and moving on weekends around 6:30 or 7, but definitely not ready to go anywhere lol. In the past, I've had to get up early for kids' sporting things or if we are leaving on a trip (which I sooo wish we were doing!!).
     
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  4. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    I usually wake up around 7am and most days I get up then. I like to be up before the rest of them get up. The house is so quiet. I read and study my Bible then and plan what to do that day. I also clean up the kitchen because they tend to mess it up after I go to bed.
     
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  5. HavaDrPepper

    HavaDrPepper Space. The final frontier

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    I'm a night owl. Always have been. It was a struggle to get up to be at work at 7:30 and it only took me 8 minutes to get there! I was my happiest when I worked 2nd shift (3 to 11:30).

    Now that I'm retired and can get up when I want, I pretty much wake up around 8:00 every day even if I stayed up late the night before. Went to bed at 1 a.m., up at 8 a.m. today without an alarm. Weekends/holidays... can't think of anything that make me get up earlier than that these days.
     
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  6. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    the children ...
     
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  7. Iowan

    Iowan Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa

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    Medical appointments. The Seattle traffic is brutal. To get to an 8:00 appointment, at a medical facility just 12 miles away, we would have to leave at 6:45, grrrrr.
     
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  8. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz blessed

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    To run a race I will get up early on a Saturday. ;)
     
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  9. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I try to avoid getting up early at all costs! I am SO not a morning person. All the years I worked, I had to be there at 7:30 and it was a struggle every morning because I never went to bed at a decent time the night before. I CAN get up if I have to, but I don't like it. Mainly it's been to catch a plane. I've always tried to get late flights, but you can't always get them. That's usually because I've let somebody else make the reservations. I don't do that very often either. Of course, I try to avoid flying if at all possible and with Covid, I've had the perfect excuse not to. I haven't been on a plane for almost 3 years now.
     
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  10. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    I am a person who once awake in the morning I need to get up. I cannot lie in bed in the hopes of falling asleep again. The normal routine is up around 6 or 6.30am.... get my husband a cup of tea which is placed on his beside table... I make myself lemon juice and warm water which I drink while having my bible reading and quiet time.
     
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  11. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Why do I always have to be Captain?

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    Awake & out of bed is entirely different from being dressed and mentally awake enough to be a fully functional adult as far as I'm concerned. The ONLY thing I can think of that I get up and rolling early for is working elections. I'm the chief election inspector for one of our polling locations. I get up at 4:30 a.m. so that I can be at the polls before 6:00 when all my poll workers report. I need to supervise so that we are ready to open the polls to voters by 7:00 a.m.
     
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  12. dawnmarch

    dawnmarch Actually, no. You are not funny!

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    I usually wake up early thanks to hubby taking the dogs for a walk but I futz around on my ipad for a while before I get up. I'm usually up by 7. I'm in AZ and I work mostly with people on the East Coast so I like to start work early to stay more on their schedule.
     
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  13. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom I'll never run out of things to do!

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    Yes! To go somewhere fun, like to catch a plane or something. When I take a day trip to Colonial Williamsburg (a 2-1/2 hour drive) I'm out of the house by 6:30 so I can be there when they open at 9:00. Otherwise, nope. All the years of having to be at the ice rink at 5:00 am has removed any desire I might have had of waking early anymore.
     
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  14. rach3975

    rach3975 Well-Known Member

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    Not if I can help it! I'm a night person, and the kids' school schedule has me up and out of bed way earlier than I want to be M-F. If I don't get that chance to catch up on missed sleep over the weekend, it makes me a very cranky human.
     
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  15. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    For fun things, happily. For work, not so happily. :giggle I'm a night owl in my heart. One day I will be able to sleep in ALL the days, and stay up late with no repercussions, lol!
     
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  16. Donitab

    Donitab If only the TV would yell back

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    Disneyland - I bounce out of bed like a rubber ball. I can wake up early for trips - I am the designated first driver because I can’t sleep in the car.
    But every other day I push snooze over and over.
     
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  17. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    The cats - they sing me the song of their people, often even before dawn and I need to open up for them to go outside. (they're locked in before dark with access to a litter tray) but they prefer the actual outdoors.
     
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  18. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra I'll have the pasta with a side of fingernails

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    I only willingly get up early for Christmas Day.
     
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  19. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

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    I'm not a huge fun of getting up early. :giggle My hubby and I like to go glass hunting at a nearby beach on the weekend and if you want to find to goodies you have to be the first one there. In the summer... that's really darn early. My hubby also loves to fish, so he will get up WAY before the crack of dawn to get on the water before the fish wake up? Or whatever reason. Last week he and a friend woke up at 3:15 and drove 3 hours to go walleye fishing. There is NO way I would do that. Lol!
     
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  20. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm Active Member

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    Not much any more ... no more early sports, no small kids to wake me, no early flights (I prefer to fly out the night before and pay for an extra night at the hotel). That said, I can no longer sleep until noon like I did when I was younger.Although once up on the weekends, I tend to wander around in my jammies, esp. since COVID as I'm not shopping or going to lunch or much of anything away from my house. I've always been a night owl.

    Of course I still have to be to work @ 8AM Monday-Friday.
     
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