Thursday, October 25, 2007

It's Alarming

The Handy Husband sets his alarm for 6 am, and usually hits the snooze button a couple times. He's pretty quick on the draw, so if I'm lucky I don't hear it (because it's "Mark & Brian" and I just don't groove to their show. Sorry, Amanda). Then I gradually wake up while he is in the shower. Frank's alarm is set for 6:50. He has it across the room from him, so he has to get up to turn it off. A wise idea. Frank uses our shower, so I am usually awake by then. My alarm is set for 7:00, just in case. Then I have to get up to make lunches. Ernest is supposed to have an alarm set for 7:30 but it never goes off correctly, so the MommyClock wakes him up.

Here is the amusing anecdote... This morning, a radio show is blasting out, the HH is fumbling with his clock and the darn thing is not turning off. As I approach consciousness I realize that I am hearing the KTYD morning show. That's my alarm. Oh, the chagrin. I had reset it for a nap the day before, and when I set it back I did it wrong.

I also managed to screw up a DVD recorder on Tuesday. I used to be able to set up VCR timers with ease, especially during Ernest's Gilligan's Island phase, but this DVD thingie just hasn't clicked with me. (It doesn't help that I have only used it 3 times...averaging once ever 6 months or so.)

3 comments:

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

This reminds me why I am so glad that my internal clock wakes me on time every morning. I would hate to hear an alarm of any sort (bell, beeper, buzzer, music, talk radio) in the morning. I just don't roll that way.

Flutterby said...

Thanks for visiting my cooking blog! When I decide to take a nap in the afternoon, I use my cell phone alarm clock instead of the one beside my bed. That way I don't have to worry about either forgetting to reset the bedside clock, or messing it up when I DO remember; because I usually manage one or the other of those...

smalltownmom said...

Jen, you're lucky!

Flutterby, thank you for the tip! It didn't occur to me that my cell phone had an alarm (I'm not a big cell phone user.)