Early birds bother me. I am not a morning person, so when I am around people who are, it tends to get on my nerves. They can be my best friend, a family member, my husband (ahem), whoever, but when I have just managed to begrudgingly drag myself out of bed and they are hopping around like the easter bunny, it's annoying. I am not a grumpy person, but it does take me awhile to shake away the cobwebs of my slumber. P.S...If you are ever around me when I first wake up, don't try to have a coherent conversation with me. Baron learned this very early in our marriage. :-)
Having said that, I would like to account this morning's activities for you. I decided yesterday that I would try to work out this morning & tomorrow morning. I work out at Curves, and I usually go in the afternoons. Well, I have appointments with my chiropractor every day this week, so on the evenings that I have plans (tonight - church, tomorrow & Friday nights - Biscuits games), I don't have time to work out in the evenings. So, since Curves opens at 6:00, I figured I would attempt to make the early bird special for a couple of mornings instead of just skipping like I usually do. So I set my alarm for 5:00 - because I "need" to hit the snooze button several times before getting out of bed - in order to leave the house at 5:45 and make it to Curves just when the doors open. I managed to drag myself out of bed at 5:36 (yes, that is 4 snooze buttons, for you mathmeticians) and head out to Curves. I actually got there before the doors opened, and I was surprised to see several ladies waiting to enter. I guess I thought it would be me & maybe only 2 or 3 other people. Anyway, as I walked up, one of the ladies looked very surprised to see me (as if I'd just entered a party I wasn't invited to), as she said "Well, my goodness!" I said, "I know!!", as if I were just as shocked to see myself there as she was. So when the doors opened, I noticed something interesting about the 2 ladies working today. They were both wearing camouflage. "Welcome to Boot Camp!!!" they exclaimed. What the?? Boot Camp?? I thought I was just working out? Apparently the Curves theme for today is Boot Camp, which constitutes the staff pushing us harder for a more effective workout. Great. Just what I needed at 6:00 in the morning. Not to mention staff member Larra (pronounced just like my name), who I'm pretty sure is the employee of the month, was ultra-chipper this morning. She is always a very upbeat, positive person. But at 6:00 in the morning? Really? She was hopping around, clapping her hands to the beat of the music. And they weren't kidding about the boot camp. They kept eyeballing us to be sure we were working the machines just right. I mean, if we didn't hold our mouths just right, we had to drop & give them 20. It was ridiculous. So little Larra, my arch-nemesis, was still hopping around, giddy as a school girl, when one of the other customers asked her, "So how many cups of coffee did you have this morning?" Her reply? "Oh, I don't drink coffee. I only drink water." Of course. Little Miss Perfect. Bah humbug.