Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WHO WHO WHO...Is A Night Owl?

Mrs. Hillbilly Mom is about to declare herself nocturnal.

The sun has not been setting to my satisfaction. My evening walk is delayed later and later each night. For a couple more weeks, anyway. Lately, I have not started my driveway walk until after 8:10 p.m. By the time I come back in, snack the dogs, and fix my supper, it is after 9:00. Then I start on my "refreshed" 44 oz Diet Coke. Since it weakens throughout the afternoon as the ice melts, I shock it with a little bottle of Diet Coke and some more Great Value Cherry Limeade. I'd worry about the caffeine keeping me up, but...well...I stay up anyway.

Most nights I go to bed around 3:00 a.m., then get up at 9:00, run my errands, fritter away some computer time, fix supper for Farmer H, clean the kitchen, whip up two blog posts while I wait for the sun to edge toward the horizon, then head out for my walk. It works for me. I imagine my lifestyle will skew with the sunlight as the year slides towards Christmas time, in order to get my walk in during daylight hours.

Retirement really agrees with me. Farmer H, not so much.


fishducky said...

Retirement doesn't agree with Farmer H, or Farmer H doesn't agree with you? Or both?

Sioux Roslawski said...

Have you tried one of those aluminum cups? The ones that keep things cold for hours and hours? You could put lots of ice in one, and it would barely melt all day. (The Devil's Playground has their version.)

Hillbilly Mom said...

Farmer H doesn't agree with all my free time due to retirement. He used to just have a bee in his bonnet every summer when I was off from school. Now it's 24/7/365. He begrudges me my freedom of the Forever Vacation.

I might look into that. If I can find one that holds 44 oz.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Sioux is right about those Ozark cups. Mine will still be cold in the morning when I am getting it ready for a new day of ice cold water.

Hillbilly Mom said...

ACK! That just reminded me, my new cup is still in the back of T-Hoe! I would have found it tomorrow when I go back to The Devil's Playground, I guess.