Episode1 – Getting Up
On a weekday（also called a workday, a day they have to work：Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday；Saturday and Sunday are weekend）, I usually get up around 6:30 a.m., but I set my alarm to go off at 6:20 so that I can hit the snooze button（means to sleep, so it allows you to sleep a little extra time） to sleep another 10 minutes.
【There’s an expression “if you snooze, you lose.” If you snooze, you lose, which means if you fall asleep – if you are not awake, you may miss something important. 】
My roommate thinks I’m crazy, but doing this in the mornings actually helps me wake up.
I’m a night owl（Someone who goes to sleep very late）, not an early bird （someone who wakes up and gets up early in the morning.）like she is, so I need an extra few minutes to get going（means to get active – to start doing things.） in the morning.
【There’s an expression in English, The early bird gets the worm】
One reason it’s so hard to get up is because my bedroom and my bed are so comfortable.
I splurged（means to spend a lot of money, even when it isn’t necessary） and bought a bed with a very soft, thick mattress（something that has springs in it – pieces of metal that go up and down that allow your body to be comfortable，The opposite of a soft mattress is a hard mattress）.
I also have matching sheets and pillowcases, and a comforter（a thick blanket） that is made of goose down（Down refers to the feathers of the animal）.
Even my nightstand（a small table that you have next to your bed） matches my sheets and the rest of my bedroom. I decorated it so that it would be restful after a busy day at work.
When I get up, the first thing I do is put on my robe（sometimes called a bathrobe, is a large piece of clothing that you wear）. It’s always so cold in the apartment in the mornings, no matter what time of year it is.
Then, I usually make my bed（put the sheets and the blankets – the comforter – back on the bed so that it looks nice – so that it doesn’t look messy，When you go to a hotel the maid makes your bed）. I hated making my bed when I was little, but now it’s become a routine.
Sometimes, though, I’m so tired that I sleep in for just a little too long and then, the bed definitely doesn’t get made.
On those days, I wish I could sleep in all day!