I have never been one who likes mornings. Getting out of bed is always a chore for me. So I wasn’t all that surprised this morning when my alarm went off at its usual 6:15 am, but it was almost painful for me to pull myself off the pillow. I let the dogs out and went to the bathroom to start the morning routine. Even after taking a shower, I was still dragging bad.
As I got ready to shave, I looked down at my wrist watch on the counter to check my progress. I expected it would be around 6:45 am. It didn’t look right. I picked it up to make sure I was looking at it right-side-up, but it still didn’t register. So I put on my glasses and looked again. My watch indicated 3:15 am.
That’s three and a half hours earlier than it should have been.
I went back into the bedroom. The alarm clock also said 3:15 and the alarm was still turned on.
All I can figure out is I must have dreamed the alarm went off. It woke me up and I just assumed it was time to get up. But it was still 3:15 in the morning!
I did the only thing that made sense. I left the alarm clock “on” and crawled back into bed. I was asleep in about 30 seconds. I awoke when the alarm went off at the real 6:15 and popped out of bed, fresh and ready to greet the day.