I'm slowly starting to develop the ability again to wake up right before my alarm is going to go off (the time change last spring threw me off; hopefully, the same thing doesn't happen this fall). The freaky thing is that it seems to be working whether I have to be up at 5, or 6, or later. This morning, the alarm was set for 7:00, and I woke up about 6:55, blinked at the clock for a minute, and then said "Oh, right, work" and reached up and turned off th alarm. Thursday it was the same deal, just at 4:55. Neat. :) It's much more pleasant to just wake up on my own, rather than to a loud blaring heart-pounding-inducing noise.
Mom and Dad got down here fine this afternoon. We went and picked up the bed from Tonya and George (they got a new one recently, and graciously allowed us to take away the old one. Yay, bed. Yay, more space. And yay, being able to put guests on the futon.) Mom and Dad hung out for awhile and chatted, and we fed them lasagne for dinner, and then they went home. It was a good day. :)