I got in the habit of logging onto the computer first thing in the morning, while I'm watching the morning headlines on TV and eating breakfast. (today it's yogurt, granola and raisins).
My family has been on the Internet since 1996, but it wasn't until this summer that we graduated out of dial-up to a high-speed connection. Imagine, if you will, the competition for computer and phone time with a husband who loves iTunes, a teen-age daughter doing her homework, and out-of-town family members who never pick up the phone to call anyone because they are sending all their chats via e-mail!
The new Internet connections solved a lot of problems for us, and my daughter now has her own laptop. But early a.m. still works for me to check in with the rest of the world.
So when you see a 6 a.m. log-in for me .. I'm not at work yet! I'm eating breakfast.