A New Wake Up Call

I finally found a solution to all my troubles in waking/getting out of bed early: place a coffee grinder nearby and have it go off at 4:40 am!

This was accidentally tested today to great success:

First, you have to know that our bedroom is next to our kitchen. Not ideal, but it is what it is. Anyway, while programming the coffeemaker last night for this morning, I realized that I ran out of ground coffee, which meant that I had to delve into my back up bag of coffee beans. Fast forward to 4:40 am, when my fantastic automatic drip coffee machine with grinder screamed as it whipped those beans into freshly ground coffee. Meanwhile, my fiance nearly jumped out of bed along with a cat next to me who leapt three feet in the air. I know it scared the dog in the living room too (on the other side of the kitchen), because seconds later, I could hear him jump off the couch and his nails tap on the hardwood floors to the kitchen tiles and then padding into our bedroom. But never mind that it scared everybody else, I was awake and ready to conquer the world!

My fiance, mystified that it scared everyone but me, may have asked me if I knew that the coffeemaker would make that racket those waking sounds that early in the morning, and I may have shrugged with a Cheshire smile.


One thing I was willing to admit, however, was that the coffee indeed tasted absolutely delicious today. Muaaahaaahaa!

Tastes like SUCCESS.

SUCCESS tastes delicious.



I worked out today!

This fuzzy early morning pic is brought to you by my wonderful programmable coffeemaker with grinder! Hee.

Actually, I almost turned back twice due to pain in my leg: once a minute after I started and another at 0.85 miles. The thing is, each time I turned to head back to my house, the pain would suddenly disappear, so I’d shrug and say, “What the heck” and keep on going. Toward the end, my leg definitely felt like it needed to rest, but at that point, I reached the mileage I would have been if my leg didn’t hurt, so it all worked out.

2 days in a row of workouts, whoop!





  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz


  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 31 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal


  • Leftover carne asada taco
  • 3/4 ear corn with butter
  • Steamed veggies


Wasn’t hungry, so skipped


  • Pan-fried chicken
  • Steamed vegetables


Strawberries in Greek Yogurt (with cinnamon and vanilla extract)


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