“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”

Having one bug wasn’t enough apparently. First came the cleaning bug and now I have the early bug. Most nights I am awake until well after 12, closer to 1 or 2 usually, then I sleep 8 hours. I found out that’s how much sleep I need after I tossed away the alarm clock; consequently, I sleep late some mornings: late, of course, being relative. Last night I went to bed early, around midnight. This morning I woke up at 5. That’s right. I woke up when it was still dark. I tried to go back to sleep but couldn’t so I got up and came downstairs for my morning coffee. Around 6 AM, adding a bit of emphasis with the AM, I went to the driveway to get the papers. It was a bit chilly out, but the birds were singing so I hung around a while. When I came back inside, I started my usual morning routine but far too early. This better be a one day event!

The local paper has police news called The Log, usually with a mug shot or two. I couldn’t believe the one I read this morning. A woman was arrested for speeding away from an attempted traffic stop. She reached 70 on the local roads before the police stopped her. She had her one year old in the car. The police smelled alcohol on her so she was given a sobriety test and failed. In addition to the speeding charge, she was then also arrested for driving under the influence, child endangerment, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation. At the police station, arrangements were made for her friend to pick up the one year old. The friend arrived holding her own young child. The police smelled alcohol on her breath. She also failed the sobriety test and was arrested for operating under the influence, child endangerment and driving with a suspended license.

I couldn’t believe it. Just go drunk to the police station, no big deal, and bring your child. People like these two walk the Earth among us. Keep that in mind and be careful.

I seldom have a diatribe. I admit every now and then I groan or complain and even whine a little. I hope you’ll chalk up today’s to my being awake far too early.

It’s going to be cold and might even rain today. I watched the eye-opener news and weather at 5:30 and heard the weatherlady say it will hit the mid-70’s next week. I figure for my first day of spring festival I won’t have to dress like Nanook of the North.

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11 Comments on ““Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.””

  1. It’s creeping down to the Cape, Kat. It’s creeping up to the North as well. So sad.

  2. flyboybob Says:

    The amazing thing is that these two have passed their DNA on to the next generation to pollute the human gene pool. Unfortunately, nurture will not be able to overcome nature since mom, in these two cases, are alcoholics as well as idiots. My mother in law worked in a bank when a robber wrote his hold up note on the back of his welfare check stub. The police having his address went directly to his house and made the arrest. The internet is full of these stories. I am always amazed at the lack of common sense among the criminal element. I took a criminology course in college and the professor told us that the problem with criminology is that we only get to study the losers. One of my favorite films is ‘Catch Me If You Can’ with Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks. I think the other winners are all working on Wall Street or serving in politics.

    The air has been very humid with cloudy skies this week. This is typical spring weather here with temperatures in the upper 70s and a chance of thunderstorms every day.

    • katry Says:

      We always used to say they came from the shallow end of the gene pool when we’d hear of or read such idiocy. I am always amazed when I read about people such as that bank robber. For the most part, I never meet these people, just seem to read about them. They must frequent where I don’t go.

      That’s a great film.

      We got and still have rain.

  3. olof1 Says:

    It is frighting how stupid people can be! But when alcohol is involved intelligence walks out the door. I unlike flyboybob don’t think it has anything to do with the gene pool, otherwise I would be in trouble since so many are alcoholics in my family 🙂

    One can only hope these women will get help so they stop drink alcohol because as long as they do they’ll just teach their children how to behave stupid and how to become alcoholics as well.

    So now You know how it is to be like me, I wake up around 5 am every morning 🙂 🙂 It’s ok during summer when its light almost all the time but rather boring in wintertime 🙂

    How was trivia night?

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      You’re right about alcohol making people do or say something stupid, but it is the second woman who amazes me, not the first. She knew she had been drinking and had no license. That’s the gene pool Bob meant. It had nothing to do with alcohol. It was pure stupidity. You don’t have any worries in that respect.

      I don’t know if their drinking is habitual, but putting kids in the car tends to make me think so.

      I used to get up between 5 and 5:15 every day when I worked and left the house by 6:20 every morning. I know what it is like having done it so many years!

  4. Zoey & Me Says:

    That news story makes me sick. I suppose they blame all this on the economy. Well, where’d they get the money for the booze?

  5. minicapt Says:

    I blame the Bruins.


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