Well, after yesterday when I slept past my alarm, I had learned my lesson. I was not about to make the same mistake twice. Rather, I found a way to make a wildly different mistake that perhaps even outdid the first one.
Since my 3:00pm meeting was moved to today, I set two alarms — one for 1:00 and one for 1:15. And I was determined to get up with the first alarm. Sleeping through alarms is not a habit I want to get in to, you know?
So when I woke up this morning, I forced myself out of bed, shut off my second alarm, and took a shower. All the while, I was amazed with how tired I was. One o’clock is early, but it’s not that early — yet I felt quite delirious. I got out of the shower, went back into my room, and tried to mentally map out the rest of my day. I looked at the clock to see how I was doing for time. And I looked again. Deciding my clock was wrong, I got my wristwatch to check the real time. Unfortunately, by two witnesses, the thing was established. 9:15 AM. I had only slept for about an hour and a half. I should sleep for another six hours or so. And I was standing dumbly in the middle of my room with cold, drippy wet hair.
I’m still not sure how it happened. My phone never rang. Nobody was at the door. There was no thunder, slamming doors, or car horns that I know of. I somehow just woke up with the idea that it was time to wake up, six hours ahead of time.
On the upside, it saved me a lot of time getting ready when I actually did wake up to my second alarm (which I thankfully remembered to reset)… *sigh.*