As long as I've had enough sleep, I really do like being up earlier than normal. Sure, it's not early per se, but I always feel as if I have more of a day this way. There are more different hours available to me.
I'll write about last night's dinner later, but suffice to say, I thought it was really, really good. We tried out a salad recipe from a cookbook I'd forgotten I owned.
On the bright side, the Pepper Thieves neglected to pay the plants a visit last night, as far as I could tell from a casual glance out at the deck. Hurray! A night's reprieve.