Apparently, my entire being has grown rather used to my newest alarm clock and grown satisfied that it has the ability to wake me up where other alarms have failed. Boy, was I mistaken! I woke up for ever so short a period of time while it beeped at me before telling myself I wasn’t ready to get up and falling right back into a very deep sleep, from which I did not awaken until about two hours later. Needless to say, I was an hour late to work and had everybody concerned, including my parents as my boss, a friend of theirs, had called them inquiring about me. What a morning!!

I’m not really sure what to do that will work without any hiccups, but I have concocted a plan. Seeing as I now have four different alarm clocks with a total of six alarms (two have two alarms each), I plan to place them all around my apartment and set them to go off sucessively. (I do live in an apartment and do not wish to be too obnoxious by having all six go off at once [which is actually impossible – only four can go off at the exact same time – but that is totally beside the point]; it will be bad enough having six go off seperately for several mornings in a row; *sigh*, pero c’est la vie. [I love mixing languages!]) Along with this plan, I have decided to punish myself in hopes that I will have an incentive, aside from annoying beeps in the morning, to get out of bed and arrive at work on time. I am not allowing myself to read Evelina by Frances Burney either today or tomorrow. I haven’t been able to put it down, and, having a four day weekend, I was cruising along fairly well. It’s a great book! I can’t believe I had never heard of it before, but much thanks goes out to Larissa for allowing me to borrow her copy! I was sorely tempted to add Friday to the punishment since tonight and tomorrow night I have Bible studies and therefore it might be considered cheating since I wouldn’t have too much opportunity to read it anyway; however, I was very much afraid that, should I add Friday, that I would decide to break it and reason with myself that I deserved to be treated for having been good for two days rather than punished further.

It is proving extremely difficult to stay away from the book. However, I have succeeded thus far. Only 44 more hours to go. Oh. Wow. That sounds like a long time. But I can do this. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.  Hehe!


~ by Lady Molly on March 11, 2010.

One Response to “Alarms”

  1. I’m glad you’re enjoying the book! I’m horrible about not being able to put books down once I start them, that’s why I don’t start them these days….. I miss it a little.

    If you decide you don’t want to read the book (even though you’ve earned it) on Friday evening, let’s get together and do something! My spring break starts tomorrow!!

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