Tuesday, March 2, 2010

{morning vs night}

early bird vs night owl
I am a true blue
"early bird"
my eyes spring open at 5:30am
each and every morning
{I have never ever in my life used an alarm clock}
even as a teen 7:30 am was sleeping in for me
the moment my eyes are open
my mind is racing
a mile a minute
Do you consider yourself
an "a.m. robin"
a "p.m. owl"?
I would love to know!
some interesting tidbits I found that might
just confirm that the a.m.ers
have a slight edge over the p.m.ers
~a.m. people have more energy
{53% vs. 39% for night owls}
~a.m. people eat well
{55% vs.39%}
~a.m.ers are more optimistic
{66% vs. 56%}
~morning people exercise more
{45% vs. 37%}
~25% of those night owls polled said they would
like to be an early bird
{taken from a recent Gallup poll
found in p. legge's book... If only I'd said that}
today I was pretty glad I was up a 5:30am
for the sweet spring birds were singing me
one amazingly beautiful song
which started my day out on the perfect note
{I guess you p.m.ers hear the bass notes of Mr. Owl each night before you fall to sleep
... that is something I have missed out on all my life}
Now finally for my sweet announcement
the winner of my
please visit her stunning blog
{sweet susan beautifully inspires and creates..
I promise you will love her!}
please don't forget
to leave a comment
letting me know if you
consider yourself
an "early bird"
a "night owl"
both are good in my books


SewSweetStitches said...

Oh how I wish I could get up early in the morning! If I make a real effort, I can *maybe* get up at 7:30, and the extra hours before my toddler wakes up are invaluable. On the other hand, my creative side doesn't wake up until after 10pm- as soon as it gets dark, I start feeling energetic and craftastic! Maybe I should move to alaska, or one of those places where it's dark a big part of the year?

debra@dustjacket said...

Hi honey, congrat's to the winner!

Mmm I'm a bit of both actually, I get up early without an alarm too...but I kick in a bit later in the evening too....woops!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I'm definitely an early bird! Thanks for the interesting information.

Congratulations to Susan...love that sweet girl!

Big hugs,

Twig said...

yeah...I'm currently a night owl ;) I really want to be a early bird though!

Jeanette said...

I am a little of both as well. I am up before the chickens but am wiped out after about 2PM. Then I get another burst of energy about midnight.

Kathysue said...

Hmmmmm??? I am more of a morning person now but I use to be a pm person but I think it has more to do with age than preference. You know when you are in school you can stay up all night studying or just having fun and then you become the responsible adult and the professional world is more for am people. I do love seeing the sun come up and I am with you. I have one sweet bird outside each morning around 6:30 when the sun is finally up and he just sings but in the summer at nightfall I have an entire choir of birds singing their last song of the day, now that is really something,Kathysue

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

I was always a night owl ... but have reverted to waking early these days. I do feel that I get a lot more done when I'm up earlier ... even though I still do enjoy a lie in ... once in a while!

Thanks for the info Koralee.

Debbie said...

I am definately an "early bird"...rarely ever sleep past 6 a.m....if I make it to 7 a.m. I feel that the day has passed me by.I love the wee hours of the day....the gorgeous sunrises...birds singing their sweet songs and so peaceful to sip my coffee and plan my day.
Congratulations to Susan for winning that beautiful magazine....I am heading to Michaels to buy myself a copy.Susan does indeed have a beautiful blog...thanks so much for sharing...yet another lovely place to visit.
Have a wonderful day!!
Cheers :)

Unknown said...

thank you so much! i can't believe i won!
funny i don't know if i'm either! i think i'm a morning person by default since i'm up everyday really early. i'm too tired to be a night owl these days! have a sweet day! thank you again! i'm so excited! xo susan

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I'm an early Bird, most definite. Just love the silence and calm before the new day explodes ;o) The green in your picture is so so Spring!
Congratulations to Susan.

Martha said...

I am definitely a morning person and consider 7:30 am sleeping in...I struggle in the evening to stay up late and when I do I find I still get up early in the morning

Maria said...

Hi Koralee... I just left a comment for Susan at Hometown Girl... what a pretty blog she has!

You might know from my late night or early morning comments that I'm both...
I guess I burn the candle at both ends!
Oh dear... I wonder what the stats are on that schedule!
Hope you're having a quieter week with the Olympics over... I'm sure Vancouver is still in a state of celebration!
What a wonderful job Canada did hosting... The world truly needed these amazing moments~
Take care, dear ♥

Anonymous said...

Im definately an early bird as well.I cannot sleep in even when I can.I love getting up early 5:30 to be exact.Nothing better!

Congrats to Susan!Love both of your images,one for the post and the one for the day!

Unknown said...

I have become a night owl but actually would love to be an early bird!! I think having children has definitely changed my routine....I would have to get up pretty early to be ahead of my children! I do love the idea of being up when the house is still quiet and having a peaceful cup of tea while planning my day ahead....right now, I find myself staying up late and enjoying the quiet while everyone else is sleeping!

Good question Koralee :)

RV THERE YET? said...

My husband and I have enjoyed many sunrises together - we're both early morning people. My most creative time is a.m.

bellaboo said...

Me... early bird...Him...night owl!

Bellaboo :o)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Koralee,
I'm a night owl but, I'm energetic, optimistic,I eat well....I'm just not very good at exercise !!....but, I do get up earlyish !!
Enjoy that beautiful birdsong. XXXX

Celestial Charms said...

I'm definitely an early bird. Love to get up at sunrise and start my day. Only problem is that I'm married to a night owl! Oh well.

Joyce said...

Well night or day I have to say day but the theory of working out is one I hate in the AM or the PM:)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Is there a 'middle-of-the-day' bird? I love to sleep until at least 8:30, but then I want to head for bed at 10 p.m. So...I'm neither an early bird OR a night owl. My on-line name is Magpie so I guess that's what I am...I need the mid-day light to find all the sparkly things that magpies like!

Auntie Cake said...

I am a night owl. I wish I could be an early bird, but I seem to be stuck prowling around my house all through the night. Congrats to your winner! And your feature in WWC was fabulous!

Sue said...

I am both! I don't wake up at 5:30, but I do wake up about 6:30. I have most of my energy in the mornings, and do all the physical things I need to do. I really drag in the afternoons...if I stop moving, I can easily go to sleep. But, about 9:30 p.m. I get a boost of energy and stay up late and read or watch cable news.

Kathleen said...

I am a total pm owl. I soooo wish I was a morning bird!

FrenchBlue said...

Hi Girlfriend!!
Gosh so sorry I have been all over the place lately and so so busy! Anyway it feels so good to come visit you finally.... I am for sure an early bird. I love nothing more than the freshness of dawn with a hot cup of coffee, the morning dew & chill with the birds waking up~
Big Hugs!

Robin Beck said...

I am both! My husband works crazy hours so some days I am up early and other days I am up later. But when his job is "normal" (hasn't been in 5 years) I am more of an early bird (early being 7 am) My mom is more like you, she gets more done before noon then anybody I know. This morning I heard the birds but last night I heard many frogs. :) Love that.

icandy... said...

Hmmmm. It depends...
Love to get up early because I feel as though I'm making very good use of my daytime, but I am also known to stay up pretty late when the mood strikes! I can be pretty wishy~washy! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I am an early bird and you can get so much more done in a day.
Hearing the dawn chorus from the birds around our home, is wonderful and a way I love to start my day. Congratulations to Susan.

Hope you are having a great week

Shannan Martin said...

I am a tried-and-true night owl and I do wish I would be a morning person! Especially since I have two little people who rise before dawn. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I have been both. Working and then having children had me up at dawn. As they got older I became a sort of night owl (sorry...never heard any!). Once again I am an early bird. My husband and I like to get up about 6:00 am and have coffee together and talk for a few hours before he leaves for work. I admit, my energy wanes in the afternoon and I either drink lots of coffee or take a nap!! ;-)

Hooray for Susan!


Catherine said...

Like you ~ I am an 'early birdie' ~ but more around the 4 am time! (I am usually sleeping by 9 pm at the latest!) I too have never had the need to set an alarm.

Early summer mornings, out on my patio, swinging on my chair swing, sipping a cup of tea and watching the birds, all before I get ready to go to work...ahhh...Heaven! :)

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

You've made my day with this post because I've always been a morning person, but just not *quite* as early as my two little boys...they're up and ready to play at 5:30 :) I love all those little morning-people statistics:).....makes me feel better about getting up in the dark!
I'm just completely useless at night...in bed at 9:30!

ps...come by and see my little giveaway if you like :) It's a painted vintage plate.

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

pps...i love your little pink bird:) I think she is a long-lost sister of my little white one :)

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I'm all over the place with my comments here....but I just realized that my plate giveaway has a little blue bird on it ....so perfect for you in your lovely bluebird world :)

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I really, really wish that I was an early bird, but I am more inclined to be a night owl.

paperbird said...

in the winter I am a pm'er.
In the spring , summer and fall I am totally a am'er.
go figure!

Beautiful photographs Koralee- I am envious of your skills :)

Libbie said...

I change all the time! I used to be a NIGHT OWL when I was younger but now I am an EARLY BIRD only because Bo is uo at 6:31 like clockwork! But really if I had my choice...I think I would love to be an afternooner :) I LOVE long afternoons. I couldn't think of any bird name to put with it but don't think I didn't try! :)

The Flying Bee said...

I am a night owl, but oh how I wish I was an early bird! I think I would have sooo much more energy...which I really need chasing after three boys all the time! :)


Dyan said...

I am definately a robin. I wake up every morning at 6:30am - a habit from childhood. Usually my eyes start to close at 10:45pm which doesn't always make for fun times since I know more owls than robins!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I don't think I'm either. Getting up early is hard for me, although when it happens, and the house is quiet and I can enjoy a couple of hours of serenity, then I am very happy to be up early. 7:30 am is a good time for me. I don't like to stay up late because I need my beauty sleep or I am a beast the next day. 10 pm usually does it for me. My husband is in bed between 9 and 10 pm and the kids go to bed every nite at 9 pm. Weekends and holidays, we keep the same schedule. Living in a country where there are no schedules and everything is upside down, they think we are crazy -- but I know that we are healthier and happy because of it. Have a great day! :) Tammy

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I am definitely a PM'er!

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Good early morn Koralee! Such a relevant post for me this morning because I was awake at 4am with tooth ache :-( I used to be an early bird when I worked in London, I was up and out by 7.30am. These days I am leaning more towards becoming a 'mid day bird' like Magpie Mumblings comment lol :-0)

La Dolfina said...

Hi Koralee,
I'm an early bird like you!
My maiden name is Reiser, like early riser, so I think it's in my genes :)
If I stay up too late or don't get enough sleep than I pay for it dearly the next day.
Congratulations on a wonderful Olympics.
Canadians rock!!!
~xo always

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi Koralee,
I think I am an in-betweener!! I do get up at 05:30 for work!! I prefer to get up slightly later though, at weekends I am normally awake by 07:30!! Work days I go to bed early as I can't keep awake, but weekends I like to stay awake later!! By and large I am an early bird - just not so early as some!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Goodmorning my sweet early blue bird of happiness! I am an AM person! I wake up at 3:30am to get to my classroom at 6:15 and it's true; I have tons of energy and I don't need an alarm clock!

Bisous to you sweet one and thank you for visiting me in Paris! Anita

Kellie Collis said...

Early early bird. My brain doesnt work past 5pm in my day job! xx

Anne said...

I'm thinking 3:00 AM qualifies as getting ahead of the robins?! {LOL} Love the ability to accomplish household duties, enjoying the quietness over an AM cuppa, etc... prior to shuffling off to work. However, find I'm totally toast by 7 or 8 PM.

Happened onto your lovely blog. Most enjoyed your 365 days journals you created for your girls. I found your project inspiring and would have enjoyed seeing more of these paper pretties!

{-A.} :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Congrats to Susan!

I'm an early bird but I used to be a night owl! Getting milk goats is what changed me! ♥

Laura Pryor said...

Hi there. I think your photos are beautiful and inspiring. I make handmade greeting cards and I would love to use some of your pictures as inspiration.
So glad I stumbled upon your blog today!!

Rose said...

Hrmm Im afraid im neither an early bird or night owl! During the day 11am-8pm I am most awake. I have to get up at 5.45am for my early shifts, and I hate it! I put off going to bed the evening before because I dont want to face the next morning lol. How amazing you dont use an alarm clock, I do hate waking up to the sound of an electronic buzz!


Bralliz said...

Hi Koralee!
Cute image!
I am a real night owl and sooo not a "early bird"....haha!

Have a beautiful day dear!

xoxo alice

NicNacManiac said...

Congratulations to Susan..you'll love this magazine!!

I am a real early bird as I rise every morning at 5:40am and when I sleep in on the weekends it's about 7:30am - 8:00am and I am good to go! I do on occasion stay up really late and it does throw me for a loop! It is so peaceful in the early am and you do see so much beauty, at the cottage, the mist rising over the water, the early fisherman...just sitting and reflecting...a little Yoga..really starts the day off right!!
Happy Wednesday, xOxO Nerina

littlebyrd said...

Early bird! I love it!! It was fun reading those stats :) I have never ever regretted waking early but can't count the number ot times I have regretted staying up too late.

Julie said...

Oh I'm such an early bird and have always been one. I also have never used a alarm clock even as a teen. I think its born in you, I have two son's that are just like me and have been that way since birth!

Rheea said...

I'm a proud owl! lol. I love to jog in the evening when the weather is more cooling. I enjoy painting or reading a book late at night when half the world is fast alseep. I get grouchy for the whole day if I HAVE to wake up early. lol


Claudia said...

Well, being in theater I was a night owl for many, many years. Now that I am older, I am more of an early bird (though not as early as you!) I really like the morning - I feel like I have more hours in the day to accomplish things when I wake up early!


Queenplinker said...

A bit of both:0)
I have a milk cow. I love to spend the mornings with her watching the sun come up. Right now she is dry (no milking) and waiting to calve, so I've rediscovered the quiet reflective midnight hours.

Have a sweet day!

CinnamonAndSass said...

I must be a night owl because the thought of birds chirping at 5:30 in the morning makes me want to slap somebody! LoL!

Laura Trevey said...

Yay... I love these stats b/c I am definitely an early bird :)

xoxo Laura

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh baby, I'm an early bird all the way. I wake up jazzed and bounce all day long. Woohoo....I'm spastic like that.

I simply loved this post.

You have yourself a fantastically blessed day, sweetie!!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I am and always will be a morning girl. I don't even go out at night. Once supper is over, I'm off to shower and read in bed. Never did like "the night life."

Rizzi said...


Anonymous said...

I'm a early small bird girl and I love that.. No noise, tranquility and take the time slowly... A moment just for me ! Even when Tigrou the cat come and say "Hey, Hey, and me, I'm so angry !".

beachvintage.com said...

My dear Koralee. How I have missed you. And yes, I am a PM person. Looking forward to catching up on your blog. xx

Lauren :) said...

I Love your blog:) its amzing!!! im just wondering do you take all of your photos?! i mean some are just amzing wiht the colors. oh by the way..... IM A A.M person..... i cant stand waking up at 6:00 thats too late days are short & i have stuff to do. Almost every day i wake up at 4:45 and go for a jog/ wlak:) xxoo bye

Vicki said...

Hi, Koralee,
Congratulations to Susan for winning your wonderful giveaway! She is a lucky girl. Definitely a night owl here. When I was younger even more so. I hope you have had a week full of fun and laughter and everything you love! Vicki

Magdalena said...

Koralee, a lovely sweet post, I so enjoy waking up with the sweet chirping sound of the birds singing outside our window as Spring approaches. I am a morning person but also a night owl, I don't sleep to much. I love waking up in the morning, I am so excited to start the day :)

Suzie Button said...

I am not a morning person, and after reading the statistics maybe I should work on that! I just LOVE sleeping in! As always, I feel cheered by your beautiful pictures every day and your lovely postings! Suzie

SheilaC said...

As I get older I seem to be more of a night owl!

When my kids were little I always got up early and got all the errands and chores done early so we could enjoy our afternoons.... but now??

Not so much...... been known to throw a load of laundry in at 10PM! :)


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I am SUCH a night owl! Have been since I was a wee one!

Angie Muresan said...

Congratulations Susan! A well deserved win.
This was such a fun post. I am an early riser. Could never be in bed later than 7 am. I feel I'm missing out on life.

Anonymous said...

i used to be an early riser. but, i think i'm becoming a "p.m. owl". i would really much prefer the former.

o said...

i'm definitely a "p.m. owl." i wish i could be more of an early bird, though:) i have an award for u on my blog:)


Just a bed of roses said...

Mornings for sure!

Helen McGinn said...

Definitely a night owl. I love the early mornings but only if I've went to bed really early and that is never going to happen; early for me is midnight.

Faded Plains said...

I'm an early bird too...not quite a 5:30am morning bird...but more like a 7:00am early bird...I just love waking early to a sun-filled room.

Randi Troxell said...

i am a total PM owl.. i'm not a grouchy AM person.. i just don't seem to get it together and get going till at LEAST 11:00 or so... but i can stay up FOREVER.. and hardly get sleepy!

noodle and lou said...

hi sweet pea koralee! i am SUCH a pm owl. i wish so much i was an early bird though!! i don't fall asleep before 1 or 2 am usually. yawn...makes for very sleepy early mornings with the boys! xox...jenn

Beatnheart said...

Since I got the computer I've been staying up later than I have since my 20's...I'd say morning person...Love that time of day..love sunrises better than sunsets..the quiet..the birds..the mist...Cynthia

Luiza said...

I´m definitely a morning bird!
A person who loves getting as much as possible , of the day, and still, the 24 hours are too short for me!

Your comment on my post today, made me so , so happy. Just as happy ,as I feel comming here every time.

I´m sending you a present. You will have it next week!


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Im new to your blog and it is beautiful, I will be spending some time here catching up.

I love to sleep in whenever I can. My almost 4 year old daughter is an early bird.
I think early birds have it easier because its hard for us night owls to get up in the morning.

Monica said...

No doubt about it -- I am definitely an early bird. I love to get up early. In fact sometimes my eyes open so early that I have to wait until a respectable time to get up. But I lie in bed at those times, remembering what one of my kids used to ask me, when she would be ready to get up: "Can I be done now?" That thought always makes me smile to myself, and then I roll over and go back to sleep for just a bit.

Rose Farnsworth Davis said...

Cock-a-doodle-doo! That's me!! I love getting up early to enjoy a hot cup of starbucks and my favorite blogs,(this one newly included!) and I love the feel of fresh sheets as I crawl into bed at night. I love it all...
Your beautiful blog is like a "breath of spring air". Thanks for sharing...