Carpe Diem Kryptonite

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Good morning! Happy Friday!

I had a tough time getting out of bed this morning. I usually set my alarm for 5:45 AM, but I forgot to set it last night. Mal woke up with his alarm, no problem, this morning, but he let me sleep in. What a nice guy!

A little after 6:00 AM, Murphy came back to bed. (He eats his breakfast and then gets back in bed until mid-morning when I force him to go for a walk.) The pug was all warm and cozy, curled up next to me like a croissant, so it made getting out of bed this morning very difficult. Mal and I actually call this move “carpe diem kryptonite” because Murphy ruins any chance of us getting out of bed and seizing the day. He’s so darn comfortable, we just want to stay in bed and cuddle him all morning long.

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Eventually, I forced myself out of bed and made myself some breakfast. On the menu: a French Toast Breakfast Scramble with some butternut squash mixed in. I had about 2-3 tablespoons leftover from last night’s dinner, so instead of tossing it, I saved it for this morning to add into my breakfast. I also drank a decaf iced coffee with almond milk.


As always, I also added a couple of scoops of peanut butter to my breakfast. I finished off the jar, so I let Murphy lick the inside.


The peanut butter jar was actually a plastic one from Whole Foods (their chunky peanut butter is really good, btw), so Murphy had a blast running (excitedly) all over the house with it in his mouth. Usually, I give him an empty jar of Teddie peanut butter to lick, which is glass and a lot heavier and more difficult to move, so he just eats it in one place. The plastic jar was a lot lighter, so he started licking it in the kitchen and then moved to the back room near my office and then finally ended up on the couch to finish it. (I guess he wanted to get good and comfortable while he enjoyed his peanut butter.) Murphy was so cute and he totally made my morning! I love dogs.


Question of the Day

What’s your relationship with the alarm clock? Do you get up as soon as it goes off or do you hit snooze? If you’re a snoozer, how many times do you typically hit it before you get up?

P.S. Just had to share this comic with the zombie (and treadmill?) lovers! Haha!

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  1. I’m a snoozer through & through. I’ll hit the snooze button as many times as I can reasonably get away with. My husband and I are in the process of finding a little doggie to adopt, which can take time. But, all of these precious Murphy pics just make me that much more impatient. Hehe. 😉 Murphy’s such a little heart melter. 🙂

  2. That face! He is just the cutest. And I get wanting to get comfortable with a jar of peanut butter.

    Depends on how rested I am and the weather. I’m a morning person but the cold and dark at 5am makes motivating some mornings a bit tougher than others!

  3. Having to pee usually gets me out of bed.. me or the dogs.. then we go back to bed and snuggle.. I’ve got 2 Boston Terriers.

    Murphy is just so dang cute.. I just made my boys some homemade dog treats yesterday…. peanut butter, pumpkin, oat flour.. they LOVE them!!

  4. I know exactly what you mean about Carp Diem Kryptonite! It is infinitely more difficult to get out of bed when there’s a little warm dog snuggled up against you. Especially on a cold morning.

  5. I’m up right when it goes off, unless I set it to be productive on my days off. Then sometimes I will reset it, or snooze. If I don’t get up right away, its pretty hard to get up again!

  6. I hit the snooze my whole life until I made one simple change a year ago. That change not having i next to me. I have no choice but to get up walk over and shut it off – that changed my life!

  7. Omg his face with the jar in his mouth is priceless hahaha!

    I usually get up within five minutes of my alarm going off. I purposely set it so that I don’t have enough time to hit snooze, even though sometimes I wish I could just go back to sleep lol.

  8. I’m a morning person so it’s up & adam for me! However, last night my pup got into bed around 7pm and I had to chase him out at 7am! (After I’d already been up for hours!!)

  9. I have my alarm clock on a REALLY annoying sound, so I turn it off right away & pretty much jump out of bed. I know that if I can GET up, then I”ll be fine & then I take my time in the bathroom ‘waking’ up & rubbing my eyes. Some mornings it’s less of a ‘jump’ out of bed <–the alarm is kinda scary (hah) and more of a 'roll out'.

  10. I’m awful and purposely set my alarm for an hour before having to acualy wake! I know I’d be better off sleeping solid for that one hour and waking up when I need too, but I think mentally, it’s better for me. It’s tough on days like today when it’s only in the 20s! Have a great weekend!

  11. I am a snoozer all the way, hate mornings! Also, I can totally relate to Murphy being kryptonite, as I have a French bulldog (Cooper) and he is a total snuggler – I hate getting out of bed and leaving him!

  12. Once my alarm goes off, I’m up and out of bed. I have a hard time going back to sleep in the morning, so I know if I ever tried to snooze, I would end up just laying awake in bed until it was time for me to get up. Sometimes I wake up before my alarm, and I always get out of bed then because I’m always ready to start my day! I guess this makes me a morning person!

    And the little pug is adorable. I would be taking pictures ALL THE TIME if he were in my house!

  13. I hate, hate, hate getting out of bed. Two toddlers make it impossible to sleep in though. The smell of coffee is the only thing that gets me out of bed. Everyone else in the house springs out of bed with a smile on their faces, I really wish I could do that. I work out at 6 – 8 pm, best time for me.

  14. I used to be pretty good at getting out of bed, but lately it’s been the opposite. My bed is so warm and cozy and I never seem to get enough sleep so I often just sit up and stare at nothing while trying to process that it’s already morning.

  15. I used to have the skill of popping right up when my alarm went off…however…the longer I live with my husband the worse I’ve become. I’m embarrassed to admit, I’ve become a chronic snoozer 🙁

  16. I set the clock once and then hop myself up right out of bed, otherwise it gives me to much time to think about actually getting up. I actually wake up a few minutes before my alarm goes off and always set my coffee to start brewing as well, so the apartment smells fabulous.

  17. Too cute! I can see my little dachshunds doing the same. : )*

    And I’m pretty good at waking up @ the first sound of my alarm. I had to wake up @ 5AM during my high school years to catch my 6 o’clock bus; so waking up on time is pretty much ingrained in me.

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