I did something this morning that I haven’t done in years. And I should feel guilty about it but I don’t!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

 

Coweta County SunriseWhen I awoke this morning, the room was much brighter that usual. The first thought that jumped into my mind was “oh my goodness, what time is it?”

It was 8:37 A.M. to be exact. It was official:

I had slept in!

And while that might be a common occurrence for many, for me it only happens if I’m ill. I never use an alarm clock as my natural internal rhythm stirs me out of bed at six every morning.

I guess that I was just really, really tired. Fortunately, I don’t have any appointments this morning so there was no adverse side-effects of my lethargy.

And it actually felt pretty good!

 

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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Richard, no need to ask for forgiveness, when I sleep in (it's rare too) it is usually because I need the extra rest for some unknown reason.

Aug 30, 2010 06:28 AM #7
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I wish I would have done that today.  My giddie-up-and-go has got up and went!

Aug 30, 2010 06:29 AM #8
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I was up and at 'em this morning.  Expecting a traveling nurse to come by and do a blood draw and stuff for a life insurance screening.  Imagine my surprise when she was earlier than expected and I had just gotten out of the shower. 

Aug 30, 2010 06:31 AM #9
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Craig Rutman
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And, amazingly enough, the world is still spinning, the sun still rose, your clients are none the worse for it, and you finally got some much needed sleep!

Try to do that once a week and on those other days when you don't sleep in, you'll feel much better.

Aug 30, 2010 06:44 AM #10
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Chris Alston
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When I try to sleep in, I wake up with a headache!  silly, huh?

Aug 30, 2010 06:49 AM #11
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Sleeping in...one of the pleasures of life. Two and a half hours later is just not enough! Nice sky photo!

Margaret

Aug 30, 2010 07:15 AM #12
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Sleeping in...one of the pleasures of life. Two and a half hours later is just not enough! Nice sky photo!

Margaret

Aug 30, 2010 07:15 AM #13
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Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
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Great shot.

The only worse feeling in the world is running late and realizing you left your phone at home.

Should I get it or get it later yes,no,yes,no lol

Enjoy the shorter day

Aug 30, 2010 08:01 AM #14
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Jenna Dixon
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I never use an alarm clock...like you, my body cues me awake every morning.  And I feel GREAT everyday.

Aug 30, 2010 08:07 AM #15
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good afternoon Richard,

I'd say your body was telling you something!! Glad you listened!!

Aug 30, 2010 08:13 AM #16
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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I rarely sleep in, but oh does it feel good when I do! No, you shouldn't feel guilty at all, we need it once in a while for sure.

Aug 30, 2010 08:14 AM #17
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I slept in too, Dang it all. I rolled my lazy butt out of bed at 0430 <sigh>

Aug 30, 2010 09:22 AM #18
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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Just this once we will overlook it, Richard.  But don't do it again!

Aug 30, 2010 09:33 AM #19
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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If you never set an alarm clock, you obviously needed the rest. No problem, mon.

Aug 30, 2010 09:37 AM #20
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Lisa Orme
The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY - Windsor, CT
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I'm another one of those people with a very loud internal clock--I never use an alarm unless I have a very specific reason to be out of bed before 6:00 a.m. And even then, I usually wake up a couple minutes before the alarm is ready to sound.  About once every three weeks I make sure I've got a clear morning schedule and "give myself permission" to sleep in till about 8 or 8:30.  Sometimes I need it, but most of the time, I'm awake on schedule...

Aug 30, 2010 10:03 AM #21
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Barbara Todaro
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Richard.....your body must have known that ActiveRain was down this morning....I was up at my usual 4:00am....got in 3 blogs before daylight!!!!  I wish I could sleep until 5:00am!!!! I don't own an alarm clock.

Aug 30, 2010 01:09 PM #22
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
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Thanks for all of the responses. As you might have imagined, I've been running a little behind all day, especially since AR had some downtime this morning!

Aug 30, 2010 01:38 PM #23
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Patricia Kennedy
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Richard, you lazy bum!  I can't sleep in or the dog will do something bad on the rug.  That's my alrarm clock!

Aug 30, 2010 02:02 PM #24
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Congratulations.  I can't remember the last time that I slept that late.

Aug 31, 2010 01:13 AM #25
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Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
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Every once in awhile we need to shut down and rest the body, mind so the spirit can enter.

Aug 31, 2010 01:34 AM #26
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