Thursday, August 9, 2012

Morning Routine

I would love to tell you that I have a detailed, flawless morning routine. But I can't. 
I would love to tell you that my mornings run so much more smoothly because of this routine. But I can't.
I would also love to tell you that a morning routine will solve all of your problems. But it won't.
What I can tell you is that I have a general morning routine that works pretty well most of the time, and on the days it works the rest of my day tends to flow a little better.

So what does morning look like for me these days? I'll tell you.

5:30 am -- hubby gets up, usually quietly, after giving me a kiss, hug, or pat. This morning he knocked a picture off the wall. 
6:00 am -- deranged birds begin chirping outside my window, and all I can think of is the line from Hook -- "firefly from hell".
7:00 am -- my alarm goes off. I hit the snooze.
7:10 am -- my alarm goes off as static-y news from NPR. I realize that I must get out of bed even though my eyes feel like someone glued them with sandpaper.
7:25 am -- I sit up in bed and take my pill, throw off the covers, pull on the yoga pants from last night, go to the bathroom and head to the kitchen.
7:30 am -- wake up my computer, turn on the teapot, let the dogs out, feed dogs, set up tea, and check to see if dear daughter is up (she is)
7:45 am -- call hubby to check in. He apologizes for knocking picture down. He couldn't find the bedroom door. We chat about sleep deprivation and plans for the day.
7:55 am -- get tea and sit down at computer to check email, Facebook, blog stats, Google Reader, and the weather.
8:35 am -- tea is gone, emails checked, Facebook updated, blog stats, new blog posted, Google Reader read, weather looks okay for a swim.

Now it's on to breakfast and Bible study using Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. Once that's done and this blog is finished, I'll start on my list of things to do today which currently includes:
-- a swim at the YMCA
-- changing the sheets
-- laundry
-- menus and grocery list
-- grocery shopping
-- taking the car to get washed (if the rain stays away)
-- and making some phone calls

If I get half of that done, I'm gonna be one happy camper!

How's  your day shaping up?

linking up at Mama Kat


  1. I am so not a morning person! You do more in 20 minutes than I ever could! Yikes, you are like the go-go bunny!

    Stopping by via Mama Kats, have a great day!

  2. Right now our morning routine is pretty relaxed around here, but I know as the kids get older and start school that is all going to change!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's

    1. Change is the word for being a mama! My kids are both in college now. Dd lives at home, but ds is going away in just a couple of weeks. Yikes!

  3. Wow. You're schedule looks great. I'm not the best at keeping up with the one I make every morning. And interested in that devotional. I'm always on the lookout for something challenging to read in that area.

    1. Thanks! It doesn't seem like enough some how, but that's a recurring theme with me.
      The Common Prayer book has been very interesting. Look into it if you get the chance...
      Thanks for stopping by today : )

  4. Mornings just come way too early! I feel your pain!

  5. Got the first 4 from the list done. Dd did the shopping for me : )
    Guess that makes me a happy camper!


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