Friday, July 15, 2011

Best of both worlds

I deliberately didn't set the alarm last night to get up for yoga. I figured there was no chance I'd sleep past 8:30, and if I did…well, I'd rather have the sleep than the exercise anyway.

And wouldn't you know it? When I woke up and looked at the clock, it was 8:59. I had a slight pang about yoga but felt great for all the extra rest. I tiptoed into my office, so as not to wake my husband (whose sleeping-in skills were putting even mine to shame), checked my email, and then went down to breakfast feeling efficient and refreshed.

Only…when I got to the kitchen, the clock said 7:15. I checked my cell phone to confirm. Wuh? Weird. Not only did I get to go to yoga after all, but the illusion of having had extra sleep never left, PLUS it felt like two extra hours fell into my lap.

I don't suppose there's any way to re-create this effect, but I highly recommend it.


  1. 6:59, 8:59, potato/potatoe

    I did something similar recently where C woke up at 1 am or something, and I thought it was 6 based on my glance at the clock. I went in and got him, and then happened to check the time before I went downstairs since it was so dark! Duh! So then I just put him back to bed instead!

  2. Ha! Wouldn't it be GREAT if you could bottle that up somehow?