The alarm goes off and I struggle to find the snooze button. It is still going off because I am too blurry-eyed to shut it off. Finally, silence and I drift back to sleep. I awake again to the horrendous noise of the alarm. This time my cat is curled up next to me purring away. I smile and find the snooze button. I pet the cat as I contemplate crawling out from under the heating blanket (a wonderful invention). "It will be cold," my brain is telling me, but I know that I must get up. I pet the cat and think ahead to my day. I turn off the alarm and brave the cold, long enough to turn the heat up. My cat follows me around in hopes of being feed before I take a shower. No luck! I have a routine and must stick to it. The morning is a calm time before the busyness of the school day proceeds. Besides the getting up at the crack of dawn, it is one of my favorite times of day.