Those of you who know me know that I do love my dear husband, Marc, so very much. I do my very best to respect him at all times. I do my best (and am always working to constantly improve) to be a Godly wife.
As most of you know, Marc does quite a bit of running. In fact, today, he's doing his best to accomplish a 50-mile race -- one he's done many times. So today, Luke and I are doing a lot of praying that he does well and stays in one piece. Assuming it doesn't rain where the race is going on (there's a chance), Luke and I will be heading up there to watch Marc finish.
But, despite Marc's "wonderfulness," there's one thing he does occasionally that is oh so very trying on my patience. This doesn't happen often, but when it does, I do get a bit annoyed.
Marc has a very complex alarm clock (we have separate alarm clocks). Here are a couple of photos.
It's one of those alarm clocks with two separate alarms. It has many buttons, and as you can see from the second photo, some of the buttons are even hidden.
Marc gets up very early, often times to run -- including Saturdays. So, when Marc is out of town (which isn't often), I enjoy sleeping in a bit because I don't hear his alarm clock. However, in the past, when he's been out of town, he's accidentally left on his alarm clock thereby waking me up. In my 1/2 asleep state, I find it difficult to turn his alarm off. I have even in the past, in frustration at 5:30 in the morning in a 1/2 asleep state, just simply unplugged his alarm clock when it's gone off. Then, he has to reset it when he gets home :)
Now, we have a bigger bed, and the outlet is way behind the bed. It's more difficult for me to simply unplug.
Last night, Marc was not home. He spent the night in a cabin in the state park where he's now running in the race. Last night, I was looking forward to sleeping in a bit since Marc's alarm would not be going off so early (Luke tends to sleep in until 8:00 A.M.).
You know where this is headed....
Yep, 6:00 A.M. this morning, his alarm went off. I wanted to scream, but I refrained since Luke was asleep across the hall. I got up, and I managed to turn off the alarm. But, by then, I was somewhat awake.
I layed back down and tried to doze off. Wouldn't you know it? About 10 minutes late, his SECOND alarm went off (remember his fancy alarm clock). Oh, by this time, I was really frustrated. I once again got up and figured out how to turn his alarm off (keep in mind that to turn this alarm clock off both times, I had to turn a light on -- waking me up even more). This time, however, I turned the radio alarm volume way down.
I picked up my pillow and went to the living room for hopefully a couple more hours of sleep.
I was awake for a good hour. Finally, I fell asleep but not really in a deep state of quality sleep. Around 8:00, I heard Luke on the monitor, so it was then time to get up. So, my morning of sleeping in was completely disturbed by Marc's alarm clock, not a CHILD.
Am I whining here? Or, am I asking too much to simply have the alarm turned off?
Like I said at the beginning of the post, I LOVE my husband dearly. Marc and I don't want to play "you owe me" type of game in our marriage.
But, this time, I do think he might owe me something...
Here's where I need your comments -- what am I owed?
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You help me decide. I'd appreciate any and all thoughts and comments :)
And yes, I will forgive him!!!!!!!
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