It sure is a challenge for me to climb out of my bed in the morning.
With some mornings being below freezing outside, the bed is so warm and inviting under the covers that I can’t drag myself out.
I usually begin the commute to work just before dawn, and I hardly ever miss work! However, the mornings when I am the most tempted to call in are definitely during the winter. Those mornings, when I am truly reluctant to leave the warmth of our house, my work knows that I become a more likely candidate for being tardy – or “sick”. I guess I can blame our heating system for that! My gas furnace powers the heating system, and that works to keep this home nice and cozy. If I somehow manage to roll out of the comfort of this bed, I will begin getting ready for work and shake off the urge to stay in bed. The long drive to work a cold Winter’s morning usually can get me to wake up. Some morning, however, that sensation will make me want to turn right around and shut the door to stay near that warmth of the heating system. There was one day a few years ago, when it was in the low single digits outside. I had prepared myself for work, though I still had this sense of reluctance from being in my comfy bed. I finally opened the front door, and in came this biting cold gust of wind that nearly took the door out of my hands. I looked at our vehicle and realized it would be quite a while before it would be warmed up, so I knew I’d be freezing. Suddenly, part of me just said “play hooky – just do it”. Without hesitating, I went right back inside and shut the door. The coldness I felt from the outside gradually gave way to the hot heating system and the warm air on the inside of my home. As nice as that unexpected day off was for me, I haven’t done it since!