My third cup of coffee is brewing already. I normally consume only two cups, but when life pries me out of bed at 3 o'clock, I permit myself a third cup. I note in passing that these are closer to actual cups than mugs.
Life is a mystery to me. After two nights with 7 hours of sleep, one of them very close to the magical 8 hours, last night was a beast of a different colour. I couldn't seem to get to sleep for hours, and then I awoke at 3. So, here I am with seemingly only two hours of sleep although I suspect that there was some drowsing during the wakeful earlier hours.
The Belgian Chocolate coffee has brewed. Please excuse me whilst I doctor it with plenty of cream, which is my wont (ie: one's customary behavior in a particular situation).
I am tempted to make myself an egg muffin this morning, but I think we are out of English muffins. Nuking one egg for 45 seconds yields pretty good results. I scramble the egg in a wee bowl and add a little butter and shredded cheese first, before nuking.
. . . time passes . . .
I did go downstairs, thinking of making the egg that I described with a crumpet. There were no crumpets, but Sue had found a new pack of English muffins. Just before grabbing the eggs from the fridge, I recalled that these are farm eggs. As such, they need to be washed before using. While I figure that I have the capability of washing an egg, maybe there is a protocol that I am not familiar with. Besides, who really wants to wash eggs when one is stumbling about groggily in the semi dark? As a result, I am consuming an English muffin with peanut butter.
This is our first batch of farm eggs in quite some time. A fox rampaged our supplier's hen house, and it has taken her months to get new hens back to laying. I assume that the hen house has been well fortified in the meantime.
I usually don't have breakfast until after 9, even when I wake up early, such as at 5 o'clock, and I usually have healthy cereal, be it hot or cold. However, I throw all rules out the window when it is a 3 o'clock morning.
Believe it or not, I don't think it throws as much light as the phone, but it's close. Who woulda thought, eh? It's definitely better than the watch, but the watch does throw enough light for the purpose of navigating the stairs. I would have used the watch this morning, but it was still in the bedroom on the recharging stand, and I didn't want to go back in there and possibly disturb Sue's slumber.
Maybe I'll cease this stream of consciousness, or rather semi consciousness drivel now and think about how to navigate the rest of the day. I guess my sleep deprivation doesn't really matter since really not much navigating will be required of me on this day..
Think of a nap later on.
I cannot fathom functioning on so little sleep. But then again, we are all different creatures. Love the description of your early morning activity. :-)
I've been eating farm eggs for decades without washing them first, often eating them with liquid yolks. I'm not sure what the logic in washing them first is. If there is anything on the outside of the shell, it will get into the whites which should be completely cooked anyway for other reasons and thus be sanitized.
I have never tried to microwave an egg like you described though.
Never tried nuking an egg. Doesn't it splatter? I've had that happen with melting butter. What a mess that makes.
Hope you had more sleep last night.
I scramble/nuke eggs that way too. Now I wish I had English Muffins. Oh well. Sorry about your short night's rest. Do take some time off during the day. I napped yesterday, and then had maybe 6 short sleeps, and was awake just as much as asleep last night. Actually tried sitting up with light on at 4. It just didn't feel right. Energy was 0.
I get my eggs from the supermarket. But aren't all eggs from a farm? The ones we buy look clean to me. I, too, make egg muffins for breakfast now and then. First, I toast 2 halves of an English muffin. Then, I crack an egg in an egg cooker, purchased from Amazon. Cover with the lid, nuke for 45 seconds. Place egg on toasted muffin. Place 1 slice of American cheese on top of egg. Eat and enjoy.
Haha! I recognized my middle-of-the-night self here! You need to get a head lamp. The light goes where you are looking. Of course, you'd have to work the straps out, and in the middle of the night, too, and...well...maybe it's just best to stick with your phone or a penlight.
Farm eggs. Oh my -- it has been awhile. I've given up trying to figure out why we sleep and wake when we do. Just go with it -- and you do!
I'm always discombobulated when I'm up that early, especially on little sleep. In my case, that's usually been for an early flight.
I can't imagine functioning on that amount of sleep. I usually wake around 3, look at the clock & then go back to sleep.
I’d be thinking about a nap, then let the feeling take over at some point during the day. Awake at 3 a.m. deserves at least one good nap.
Oh boy, I feel your pain...or grogginess! Fortunately I don't ever have the urge to get out of bed, even though I am wide awake. I just stay put.
I enjoyed going on your early morning ramble with you. Quite an adventure!
I had left over pizza for breakfast.
Coffee is on and stay safe
Well, I learned something new--nuking eggs. But we never wash our hens' eggs (unless they have poop on them) and so far, no egg-related illnesses.
I feel badly about your insomnia. Good luck with that!
I missed this when you posted it, I guess. Laughing, as I have nights like that - coffee at 4:00 am to kill the headache that hauled me out of bed. But the egg and muffing bit, no. I have to, just have to have a chocolate chip cookie.
And I travel with a flashlight in my dressing gown pocket, not to disturb the sleeper. If he is. Old age is hard to take at 4:00 am insomnia time.
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