Waking up with the sunrise

@TheHorse (51602)
Pleasant Hill, California
February 10, 2016 9:11am CST
Today is one of those days where I have to wake up early. I teach an 8 AM psychology class, and still have to enter grades from Monday's in-class assignment. I'm sipping my first cup of coffee, and finally sliding out of "I wish I was still in bed" mode and into "I look forward to being productive" mode. How long does it take you to get from one mode to the other? I'll attach a picture of the sunrise as it appeared from my front porch about 15 minutes ago.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Feb 16
Pretty sunrise. I have always been the same upon waking as I am during the day. I don't have a wake up mode, my hubby and son however sit around for 30 minutes waking up. I'm confused aren't you already awake.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
This morning, I really wanted to stay in bad. I didn't have the heat on, so My bedroom was cool, but my comforter was over me, and I felt like a happy cucoon.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Feb 16
@TheHorse It is hard to get out of a warm bed.
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@Shiva49 (9214)
• Singapore
10 Feb 16
Lovely picture! I try to get into waking mode as soon as I can - within ten minutes - siva
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
12 Feb 16
I get into waking mode pretty quickly once I'm out of bed. I start with the internet and my first cup of coffee. Then I get ready to soar.
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• United States
10 Feb 16
Most mornings I lay in bed for another 5 minutes after the alarm goes off. This is a dangerous practice due to the fact that I have fallen asleep on more than one occasion. After I saunter to the kitchen and make the coffee, sit on the sofa, grab the laptop and take my meds. Then I sit for about 10 minutes and sip my coffee. I am not one to jump out of bed with my feet running. I like to ease into the day.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
I've fallen asleep again too. Since my snooze alarm is broken, what I do now is stumble into the kitchen, put the kettle on with lots of water in it, and then climb back into bed. When the kettle whistles, I accept that I have to get up, and go make my coffee.
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• United States
10 Feb 16
@TheHorse Our cat usually crawls up and plunks herself on my chest and taps my face until I wake. I get more than a bit grumpy when it is my day off.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Feb 16
@ElusiveButterfly Sounds like love to me. Claws withdrawn, I assume.
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@divalounger (2277)
• United States
10 Feb 16
As I get older, it takes me a bit longer to get out of bed and get moving in the morning--The earliest that I teach these days is at 10--as an aside--I am not too far from you--I am in Alameda--where do you teach??
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
Oh, I teach at Diablo Valley College, in Contra Costa County. Were do you teach? I like Alameda. It reminds me of the Midwest.
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• United States
10 Feb 16
@TheHorse I teach classical singing to teens mostly--and I teach in a number of venues--Piedmont Children's Chorus, The Head Royce School, the Young Women's Choral Project in SF
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
@divalounger Sounds very cool! Do you do both individual instruction and chorus? I've sung in choruses that did Mozart's Great C-Minor mass, etc., but I never received any individual instruction in singing. I get jealous when I heard the kids in From the Top on the radio.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
11 Feb 16
Beautiful shot, looks like the perfect start to a great life.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Feb 16
Today was a good day. I was an animal. Got a lot done. Even spied the first Indian Warriors of the Spring. But I'll post about that tomorrow.
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@Ladypeace (2076)
• Singapore
11 Feb 16
@TheHorse I'll be tuned in for that.
@Scindhia (1981)
• Chennai, India
11 Feb 16
I'm in the zombie mode for the first two hours after I wake up. Everything happens in slow motion then. Even when I was working as an HR executive, I never met people until ten or eleven. Till then I would be checking and responding to mails and doing some other work.After ten I switch to being productive mode.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Feb 16
Um, 10 AM?
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@Scindhia (1981)
• Chennai, India
11 Feb 16
@TheHorse yes 10 AM
@kamel622 (317)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Oh it's terrible how long it takes me now...I love being retired but can sure get lazy at times....make it a great day...kath
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
I can be lazy too. But then I'll suddenly get on a roll and get a bunch of stuff done.
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@kamel622 (317)
• United States
10 Feb 16
@TheHorse I'm the same but since there is just two of us in the house there just isn't as much that I need to do lately. I'll be happy when spring is here and I can get outside more and play in the dirt.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 16
hours, I really dont like getting up before 9-10 am
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
Today, duty called. But I rarely stay in bed until past 10 AM.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Feb 16
@TheHorse 9 is a good time for me
@PainsOnSlate (19021)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
Your sunrise looks a lot like mine at home in Canada. Beautiful colors with power lines in the shot. Before I got a Mac, I used an editing program called PhotoScape, a free download. Loved I could get rid of the lines. Now with the Mac I haven't found a program to do that with. Your photo is pretty, lines and all.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
Interesting that such technologies exist. I always try to compose/crop/edit my nature photos to eliminate as much man-made stuff as I can, but I didn't know you can "delete" power lines.
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Feb 16
That looks like an ambivalent sunrise and many of us are ambivalent about getting up and entering that productive mode.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Feb 16
Yes, it wasn't quite "dramatic" or "authoritative." But it was enough to get me going.
@amnabas (9858)
• Karachi, Pakistan
10 Feb 16
Amazing view from your porch.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
It's pretty cool. On a clear Winter day, I can see Mt. Diablo from my desk.
@Hatley (157858)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Feb 16
great photo I was so happy to wake up early as I just now moved b ack into my newly carpeted room and am n ow back on the internet. Tjhey inf or med me Friday we are recarpeting y ur room tod ay you have one hour to get what yo u need and get out. so I did had t o sleep in ano ther room took tham til Last night to m ove all furniture out and recarptet move stuff nback in at least they did hook me up to the net but my phone has to be rec onnected. good luck with your teaching day and ho0pe your students all passed with good grades lol.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
It was an enjoyable teaching morning. We talked about self-love. They seem like a really sweet class.
@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 16
Once I'm out of bed I'm good to go. It's the getting out of bed bit that I find difficult.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
I was suddenly "good to go" about half way through my first cup of coffee. But getting out of bed was not easy.
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@Morleyhunt (15947)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
The alarm goes off, I get out of bed...a quick visit to the powder room, start the coffee and i am pretty much ready to start my day. I don't need a long transition.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
Sounds like the beginning of my day. I get the coffee going an then jump back into bed for a few.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
I try my best to readily rise from bed as soon as the alarm sound off. It takes over an hour to take a bath, dressup, and prepare to go to work. Such a slow poke in the morning.
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@TheHorse (51602)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Feb 16
Oh, once I get rolling, it takes me about 15 mins to be ready, including shower. But a toasty warm bed is a hard thing to leave on a Winter morning, even in California.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
A beautiful inspiring photo but realizing you teach Psychology is offering me some more direction with which I should go touting two degrees in that field but NOT wanting to be licensed to administer meds . . . so should I work on a teaching certificate to open a few opportunity doors for me ?
@iamshane487 (1177)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Feb 16
Beautiful sunrise. I was getting up around 9 am and cleaned the house.
@Dena91 (3619)
• United States
11 Feb 16
Usually after my second cup of coffee I am ready to get the day started and become productive. That is a beautiful sunrise. Have a blessed day
@gudheart (12804)
11 Feb 16
I studied Psychology at Uni :D I am quite out of touch with that now as it was a while ago!
@hexeduser22 (5856)
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
It's been a long time since I last saw sunrise. I'm very slow, specially when I just woke and I'm about to prepare myself for work. Usually takes me an hour to convince myself that I need this job and because it brings home the bacon. My shift starts at 3am. I sleep around 9pm and wake up around 1am, and it's not just today