So Mr. Orange Cat has insisted at getting me up every single morning for the past few months at exactly 6:22. Since I tend to go to bed around 3am, this is not welcome and gets him shut out. (The only reason I don't shut him out in the first place is that I sleep in a different place during the heat of the summer, and it involves building a barricade, which I'd rather not do. And besides the girl cats want to sleep with me sometimes, and they don't get me up. Except when they want to be petted, which can be done while still a sleep.)
But this morning I had to get to work for an early morning training, and I set my alarm for 7am, and assumed he would probably get me up earlier but this time I'd just let him.
He got me up at 5am.
He has never done that before. I wasn't even aware that you could reset the clock on a cat.
So, anyway, after that inauspicious start, I did get my training at work, and then fell sound asleep after I ran errands and got home. I plan to work on the short story collection and correct the errors in my online publications list, and that's pretty much it.