This morning my alarm woke me at 5:00 a.m. It was time to get up and head out to the gym. Only having had 4 hours of sleep, I was a bit startled by the beeping. I've been trying to adjust to the time change, but my attempts have not been successful. Every night I vow to get to bed earlier, but my body doesn't want to cooperate. As sleepy as I was I got dressed, grabbed my keys and water bottle, then headed out the door. As I drove down the street the usual cautiousness started to settle in.
It was really dark, and I drove slowly as my headlights illuminated the road ahead of me. As I approached a wooded area near the end of my street, I began to look to my left and my right in case a deer or two decided to dash out of the woods and across the road. Nervously, I proceeded without a deer in sight. But, then I saw it…
a rather robust raccoon! I was so startled, I screamed. I was only seconds away from running the little guy over. As it continued to scurry across the road, I let out a sigh of relief. No deer in sight, but now I'm going to add pesky, robust raccoons to my lists of things I don't want to run over...or run into.
After that, I wasn't at all sleepy anymore.