Need a New Alarm Clock

Hubby was late for work today. I feel bad, because I’m the one that usually wakes up to the alarm and then wakes him up. This morning was unusual in that he was covering for another Professor, so he had to be there to cover a 7:30 a.m. class – which means I set the alarm for 5:20 a.m. (so I can get one snooze button hit in) up at 5:30, make coffee and hang out before he leaves by 6:30 which gets him there with time to spare to get organized before the students show up in the classroom. (He works for a Technical College, so they’re year ’round and don’t have the ‘normal’ holiday days like today…)

So this morning I remember hitting the snooze button in my state – after all, when we got to bed after midnight, it can be dicey to wake up 5 hours later! But apparently I must have missed the snooze button and hit the ‘off’ button instead. Next thing I know, I wake up and it’s already 7:26! Hubby is already out of the room so I race downstairs still in my PJ’s…he’s on the phone trying to get hold of someone to open the lab for him and keep the students ‘occupied’ until he gets there…on a good day, he can get there in a half hour…on a bad day, it takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Luckily all the ‘regular’ local schools are off today, so it should be a ‘good’ day traffic-wise…no delays by pesky school buses!

So of course today’s going to be one of those ‘I can’t believe I did that’ days…while I’m a morning person and can adapt to things fairly quickly even in a foggy state, hubby is not. He needs to have his morning coffee before his brain can function properly. Which is why I’m so nice and wake up early and get the coffee all ready – so we can have some quiet time and our morning coffee together before he heads out. Sure, it’s usually both of us in the same room on our computers, but we’ll have snippets of conversation in between the clicking of the keyboards and slurping of the coffee…just a nice way to start the day.

Keep in mind, however, that I still do this ‘routine’ no matter what – if I’m sicker than a dog, I still drag myself out of bed and make the coffee and see him off to work. Not because I have to, but because I want to. It would be so much easier if he had a ‘regular’ schedule – but he doesn’t. He doesn’t leave at the same time every morning and get home at the same time every night. I always have to check to find out what time he has to be at work the next morning to change the alarm setting accordingly. He’s the Program Director for several programs, so he gets pulled in a million different directions. When an instructor is out, he usually has to coordinate who will take that instructor’s class, and if there’s no one and it’s a class he’s taught before, he’ll step in and take that class for the absent instructor. So it can get a bit confusing throughout the year…

I think it’s time to add an alarm clock to his side of the bed…not that he’ll actually wake up to it, he seems to have that ‘tuned out’ mode when any alarm is going off, I usually have to nudge him before he wakes up. But at least it will ‘annoy’ me awake and I can’t it to turn it off, so it will hopefully avoid these random mornings when I end up accidentally hitting the ‘off’ button on my alarm and blissfully sleeping in…then he can’t cop an attitude towards me for not waking him up on time (which he does, and he really shouldn’t because he’s a big boy and should be able to wake himself up responsibly!).

So hubby left in a frumpy mood this morning, only conversation we had was:

Hubby: 0;What happened?”

Me: “I think I hit the off button instead of the snooze button…I’m sorry…”

Hubby: “I’m supposed to be there in two minutes!”

Me: “I know, I’m sorry…”

Hubby: (silence)

Off to work he goes…he better get over himself and his frumpiness by the time he gets home this evening… I’m just sayin’! >;o)~

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.

18 thoughts on “Need a New Alarm Clock

  1. Just read your last post and I saw that you had 50 comments! Wow. So, did he ever find himself or, is the shmoe still looking?
    I have trained myself to not have to use an alarm clock. Unlike the snooze-addict who lies beside me.

  2. Hey, that’s good material for a Not Me!
    I might have done this on more than one or two or three occasions myself.s πŸ™

  3. Me replying to every comment really drives up those numbers…(snicker!)
    Nope, last I heard the shmoe was still trying to find himself…good riddance! πŸ˜›
    I used to be able to wake up at the exact same time each morning…when life was on a ‘regular’ schedule.s My internal clock gets thrown for a loop with having to change the alarm to different times every day…guess it would also help if we weren’t such night owls and stayed up way too late each night.s Next year will be a ‘regular routine’, since I’ll have to get Princess Nagger up each morning by 6:30 to make sure she’s ready for the bus at 7:30…she’s SO not going to like waking up that early, she shares her Dada’s mode of NON-morning people! πŸ˜‰ s I’ll be in my element getting their sorry butts up so early each day! LOL!!s That also means being more consistent of getting to bed at a ‘decent’ time each night! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Harriet! πŸ˜€

  4. LOL!s I thought the same thing…guess I should gather my other ‘Not Me’ moments from the last few days and participate in Not Me Monday, eh? πŸ˜‰ s Good to know I’m not alone! πŸ˜€ s Thanks so much for stopping by, Elizabeth! πŸ˜€

  5. Serious bummer…ss Oh well–he’ll be over it five minutes after he gets to work…s I hate that sinking feeling when you’re late for something–these incidents are source for many nightmarish dreams I have…when I’m running in slow motion trying to get to somewhere on time… Bleh!
    I used to be the first one up in the house; hence, I was responsible to wake up hubby.s Now he puts the alarm clear across the room so he has to actually get out of bed to turn it off–works like a charm πŸ™‚
    Hope your day is getting better by the minute!

  6. LOL last week I did that to Hubby LOL he woke up right when he had to be at work LOL he’s work is an hour away hahahhaha πŸ™‚

  7. sorry to hear you had a notoriously rough Monday morning. Hopefully he’ll remember all those sicky mornings when you still got up to be with I really think we need implanted body alarms- tap your nose for sleep mode and your elbow for off! lol The thing I continuously do is shut the alarm off but it’s not really off so the next morning when I can sleep it’s still blaring at an ungodly hour! lol Hope the rest of your day is flawless πŸ™‚

  8. I’m sorry your morning started out like that.s It happens sometimes.s Hopefully, he’ll be Mr. Sunshine

  9. BTW, thanks for adding my button.s I know I have your link in my blogroll, but I’ll add your button also.

  10. Wow, you are so much nicer than I am (although we already knew that).s My kids don’t have school tomorrow so we have planned to all lie in bed and wave as my husband leaves for work.s For years, I was the first one to leave so I like to enjoy the days I don’t have to get up early and run around like a maniac.s If it is just my husband, I figure he is on his own.

  11. I did that once when I was dating a pilot.s He missed his flight.s Yeah, he was pretty upset with me.s
    Oh well, he was an ass anyway.

  12. He did get over it…but not as soon as I would have liked, because the entire class had ‘left’ before he got there.s There’s apparently a 15 minute ‘grace time’, and since no one showed up to unlock the lab for the students, they took off…if it had been me, I’d have left, too!s πŸ˜‰ s Hubby got there about 8:10…40 minutes after class was to start, and the guy he left a voicemail for to open the lab didn’t get the message in time.s Oh well!s
    I found hubby’s alarm clock (we used to always have one on each side of the bed) but the plug is messed up, so I couldn’t get it plugged in.s I’m gonna make HIM stop and get a new one instead of me doing it – he’s a big boy, he should be able to get up and get going on his own…(evil grin!!)
    The rest of the day was just peachy – Little Princess was off school today, so she had tons of fun playing with the new puppy, who eventually cuddled in my lap and passed out for a while this afternoon…heh, heh!s
    Thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  13. What’s funny is I usually have an ‘internal alarm clock’ – when I know he has to be up super early, I keep waking up every hour or so throughout the night, worried that I’ll sleep through the alarm…but I’m catching another cold, so I drank some NyQuil before bed last night…guess I slept like a log – so much so I probably was annoyed by the alarm waking me up and decided to just shut it off instead of hit the snooze button…
    I’ve done the same as you – had the alarm set at an ungodly hour, then forgot to either turn it off or change it when I get to sleep in on a rare morning – nothing like getting rudely woken up when you’re supposed to be able to sleep in! πŸ˜‰ s
    Thank you so much for stopping by, Lisa! πŸ˜€

  14. We used to have that set up – one alarm clock on each side…I found out why that isn’t so, though, when I found his stashed in the top drawer of the nightstand on his side of the bed – he bent the plug, so it can’t be plugged into the wall.s I’ll be having him get a new one pronto! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Davida! πŸ˜€

  15. LOL Anne, you are too funny!s Some mornings I wish I wasn’t so nice…especially those really cold mornings where it would be so nice to just snuggle under the warm covers and wave lazily to hubby as he hurries off to work…heh, heh!s On the flip side, though, it does give me a chance to have some ‘Me’ time after he leaves – since the Little Princess usually doesn’t wake up before 9:00 or sometimes 10:00…then I have peace and quiet for a while to enjoy my coffee, read blogs, watch my favorite shows on DVR… πŸ˜‰ s So really, getting up early for him benefits me, too! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Anne! πŸ˜€

  16. OH, Keely!s Been there, too – my 2nd ex was a flight attendant, which is probably why I get paranoid about sleeping through an alarm…he was an ass, too! πŸ˜‰ s But more about him on Sunday…heh, heh!
    Thanks for letting me know I am not alone! πŸ˜‰ s And thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ˜€