No Peace for the Wicked

@Inlemay (16656)
South Africa
October 8, 2016 11:10pm CST
I recall my mom uttering the phrase "no peace for the wicked" on most Sundays when something or other would stir her sleep and the only option was to get out of bed and see to the problem. Well this morning I heard myself sound like my mom, the cats had no mercy and were insistent on waking me up to feed them. Grrrrrrrrrr Like two living, walking alarm clocks - with NO off button! Did you know that the Greeks invented the alarm clock as well? I wonder what their take is on CATS? Happy Sunday - this is me coming from a very early morning coffee in bed iPad.
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@MALUSE (41188)
• Germany
9 Oct 16
The modern Greeks or the ancient Greeks? Do tell us about it.
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@LadyDuck (163283)
• Switzerland
9 Oct 16
Ancient Greeks, the engineer and inventor Ctesibius around 220 BC, he fitted an elaborated alarm system to his clepsydras.
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@MALUSE (41188)
• Germany
9 Oct 16
@LadyDuck What is a clepsydras?
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@LadyDuck (163283)
• Switzerland
9 Oct 16
@MALUSE The ancient Greek water clocks. I think that this image is better than a description.
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@sharon6345 (130823)
• United States
9 Oct 16
Those kitty cats look so rested on your blanket.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
after a good morning run-around
• Dundee, Scotland
11 Oct 16
They do indeed. That's like out cats.
@LadyDuck (163283)
• Switzerland
9 Oct 16
I would prefer a cat than the sound of an alarm clock. I set my clock every evening but I always wake up before it starts.
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@Marty1 (34690)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Oct 16
@ladyduck i set mine for 5am and am usually up by 3 am unless i didn't sleep well. Then i sleep right through it. It shuts off after 10 minutes. I use my Kindle alarm
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@LadyDuck (163283)
• Switzerland
9 Oct 16
@Marty1 I use a normal alarm, I do not keep electronics in the bedroom, my husband is sensitive to the radiations they emits.
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
9 Oct 16
Our cat Smooch has the same attitude to life. Dare I mention rugby here?
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
You may - Your Nation is No 1 in the world on the Rugby charts and why not - they play superbly - That is a position that requires a team to work toward, it doesnt come easy. So its a cat thing - the alarm bells?
@MALUSE (41188)
• Germany
10 Oct 16
@valmnz What? You here? So you can't forget myLot completely. :-)
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
@MALUSE Its great to have @valmnz pop in now and again unexpectedly
• Eugene, Oregon
9 Oct 16
Makes me happy that we have no pets. My daughter's Chihuahua wakes her every morning too.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
Maybe you are lucky then, but i would not change them for the world
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Oct 16
@Inlemay Same here.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Oct 16
the pup is like that, when it's get up time, it's get up time
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
16 Oct 16
and they have no sympathy with us!!
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Oct 16
@Inlemay they really dont
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
9 Oct 16
You should exchange them for mute cats.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
they dont need to say a word, its the pouching on my bed, jumping on each other and rampaging down tha passage that gets me up
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
10 Oct 16
@Inlemay Oh yes, that always works.
@RitzzView (2759)
• India
9 Oct 16
And after disturbing your sleep they are sleeping peacefully..(the pic says so..)
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
they did just that!
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@Corbin5 (109439)
• United States
9 Oct 16
They look like darlings in the photo, but the waking-up sleeping persons far too early is not darling at all.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
they are darlingly mischievous
@Marty1 (34690)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Oct 16
@inlemay Sometimes early morning at about 4 or 5 am my hamster, Marty, starts chewing on is the cage, and i have to get up and put him in his exercise ball for a few hours as he has run of the house. I did not know the Greeks invented the alarm clock. Thanks for sharing
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
you are welcome
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Oct 16
Now we know who to blame for alarm clocks. I remember Katarina wrote about the cats in Greece.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
I remember that well - and when i was there, cats are all over the show in Greece
• Japan
9 Oct 16
My cat Cherry is my alarm cat. 4:30 a.m. no matter what I do. I must be really wicked.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
ha ha ha - well that is probably why wicked witches have cats - we must all be wicked - CAT OWNERS
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@JudyEv (126073)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Oct 16
We might need an alarm clock in two days when we need to be out at the airport at 5.30am.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
Or just get a cat!
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@xFiacre (4569)
• Ireland
9 Oct 16
@inlemay you've reminded me of these delicious words from a hymn. Dull sloth is a wonderful phrase! Awake, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise, To pay thy morning sacrifice
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
that is a lovely hymn and pleased my sillyness of writings reminded you of it
@stbrians (15702)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Oct 16
Maybe it was a call to pray
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@paigea (22416)
• Canada
10 Oct 16
They don't look like would ever give you anything But peace. Lol
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@SophieY (857)
• South Africa
10 Oct 16
they are cute
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
9 Oct 16
@Inlemay I think that is a quote from Bible? Good one.But I think this one is also good.“No rest for the wicked, no peace for the good.” by James S.A. Corey, Abaddon's Gate
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@Loverabbit (1306)
• Zamboanga City, Philippines
9 Oct 16
Lol maybe the cats wanted you to enjoy an early Sunday good morning have a nice day
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• United States
10 Oct 16
i reckon i'm fortunate the cat 'n pup don't do such. the horses'n the other hand, 'll be hollerin' if'n their breakfast's deemed 's bein' late. no ma'am, i'd no idea that the greeks invented such .