I heard the high-pitched ring of the bells that signaled our pup’s need to go out, so I crawled out from the cocoon of covers. A few minutes and I was nestled back in, awaiting the prompt return to slumber.
Thirty-six minutes later and I finally just got up. In the still of the night, I heard the heat kick on and the deep breath of my sleeping family. These night-time sounds were punctuated by the flash of lightning and rumble of thunder just beyond the pane.
Within an hour of my unrealistic alarm, I finally dozed again which only left me eager for more.
Tonight, I sleepily gaze at my screen and blink back my usual exhaustion.