I am not a morning person by any stretch of the definition. AND the only 5:30 of the clock that I generally recognize has a PM after it. As in the evening, not the morning. I can get up and start the day at 5:30 if I absolutely had no other choice, but don't expect to hold a conversation with me as my brain hasn't woken up enough to transmit the words to my mouth.
So to be given the news that we were going to start out the day on Saturday with a pre-emptive spanking at 5:30 am left me a bit rankled. Who spanks at that time in the morning? I'd rather be sleeping until the alarm goes off.
We were due to drive 2 hours out of the city to attend the baptism of my new nephew that was going to start at 9 am., which meant we had to be on the highway at 7 am, in the car by 6:45 am, after having breakfast, showering and getting dressed up. Which meant the spanking needed to be on the schedule for 5:30 am.
I had been looking forward to this event for several weeks, but a major problem arose when I was given some information about one of my sisters-in-law. I was deeply offended and hurt, which were masked under a blanket of anger. It took several days of fretting to be able to release the anger and try to approach the situation at all.