A few of my fellow teachers and I have a countdown for how many more mornings of needing an alarm clock. We do this before each break like Christmas Break, Spring Break, and of course before summer. They are a bit jealous my countdown is shorter due to my morning class ending four days before their classes end for the year.
When I have a day off from my morning class, I call it a no alarm clock day. When the alarm clock wakes me up on school days, it is a love/hate moment for me. I love teaching my morning class, so I begrudgingly get out of bed wishing I could sleep some more. I can’t throw my alarm clock out of frustration because I use my iPad for my alarm clock.
So about yesterday and my Epic Failure. I set aforementioned alarm clock for 6:30 in the morning. Much to my chagrin, I woke up at 6 in the morning meaning I woke up before my alarm clock could perform its unwelcome intrusion upon my slumber. I realize this may cause you to worry about my welfare, but let me reassure you that I did survive my Epic Failure.
It helped that I had time for a most welcome event called an afternoon nap. Naps are wonderful and I believe can be a spiritual endeavor. Jesus took naps. He slept in the boat in the midst of a storm. I really need to get the shirt that says0 ‘Jesus took naps. Be Like Jesus.’ 😉
How do you feel about alarm clocks?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
19 thoughts on “Story Time- My Epic Failure Yesterday”
When I was teaching, my alarm clock was a trusted friend. Since I am a morning person, I look forward to starting up the engine on another day. Now retired, I usually wake to my alarm now found on my phone. Technology changes, but the alarm keeps buzzing.
As a night owl I don’t understand morning people lol
I absolutely dislike hearing an alarm clock in the morning but, if I don’t use it, I may not get up in time for work.
We are kindred spirits little sister 🙂
🙂 🙂 agreed! 🙂 🙂
Alarm clocks are not my favorite, but sadly, very necessary. I have learned I do best if I set several ranging from 30 minutes before I get up to “yes, it is really time to get up.” so that it is a more gradual, less jarring wake-up. I use my phone, so I mix and match sounds, movie quotes, and songs I’ve downloaded. Makes the unpleasant a touch more fun. 🙂
I have to make myself get up lol
I do not like alarm clocks, I very rarely sleep when I know the alarm will wake me up. I usually wake up much earlier than the alarm 😞😞
Waking up before the alarm- so sorry
You always make me smile, I have a radio alarm so I wake up to a music in the background.
Glad you had a nap and yes naps are good for you as I have done it once it felt good.
Bless you and have a wonderful Friday 🙂
I am glad I make you smile. You have a beautiful smile 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I’m an early riser (God wakes me up 3:30-4 AM every morning.
But I do use alarms to remind me of other things 😉
3:30-4 oh my
Jesus took naps. Be Like Jesus lol. I wish I would take afternoon naps but napping on my desk makes me neck hurt.
I hate the alarm clock but God knows I need it so that I don’t get on the wrong side of my boss at work.
Alarm clocks are a necessary device no one likes lo
On days when I need to be up before 6:30am, I use an alarm – I love that it guarantees me a stress-free sleep, knowing it’s not left to chance and no decisions are necessary that morning.
Alarms are a necessary thing I do not enjoy lol