What a stange world this is -- the early morning. It's so quiet and relaxing here at work right now. Nobody around to bother me. No assistants to interrupt my flow by asking me to check out a penciltest. No producers. No calls. Nothing. Just me and my animation disc.
I'm not a morning person. I'm supposed to be at work by 9, but I usually get in around 9:30 or later. So, you can imagine my horror to learn that Ava had a doctor's appointment today at 7am. That's A.M. In the MORNING. If you know Atlanta traffic, you know that you can't get anywhere without it taking 45 minutes or so to get there. That meant for us, as a family (the Jenkins clan are not morning people -- Ava's been known to sleep until 9:30), that we had to leave the house by 6:15 this morning! Egads. That meant that we had to get up around 5:15. Good gracious. This could only end in tears.
This is the second go at this, by the way. The first time, I slept right through that early alarm. Never heard it. Andrea was livid when she woke up at 9 to find me still zonked out in bed.
So, this time, I called in the Big Gun: my mom. She gets in at work by 6 or 6:30 (sicko!), so I knew that I could rely on her to give us a wake-up call this morning. And it worked! She called me at 5:30 and set the whole waking machine in motion. Everything went smoothly, without a hitch. I could not believe it. I thought, surely something will keep us from reaching the doctor's office by 7 -- for me to be on time, well that's just crazy talk. It's not part of God's plan for Ward Jenkins to be on time. Especially not for an early morning doctor's appointment. No way.
But we made it to the office by 6:45. We were EARLY! I'm piddling me chair as I write this, I'm so happy.
Afterwards, we had breakfast and then I was able to get into work early. Double takes were made by several co-workers upon my entrance. Yes, it's crazy -- Ward is early. Sorry to throw off the whole time-space continuum, but it was bound to happen, my friends.
And now I've got so much time to myself here at work, I don't know what to do. I'm really digging it, though. I can see why people do this: to get things done. To have moments to yourself before the onslaught of the day. To relax and finally focus on things. To draw. To blog.
This is weird, but I like it.