Friday, July 9, 2010

A good morning routine

I have always longed for a solid morning routine.  Because my life has been so full of changes lately - new home in a new land, new exercise endeavor, new job...let's just say new life on so many levels, I have only been able to dream of it.  You can find me on any give late afternoon journaling about it, or having a silent conversation with myself, or writing a list about it.  It wants to be this:

  1. Have coffee - must have coffee while reading for half an hour.  
  2. No TV
  3. Yoga 1/2 hour.
  4. Walk the dogs, 1/2 hour
  5. Toss in 1 load of laundry, empty dishwasher (it's ALWAYS FULL), make bed
  6. Shower and dress
  7. Healthy breakfast
  8. Sit down to work
All this sounds great and lively and productive, but the only problem is that I would need to get up quite early to do all these things - like about 6am and frankly...I'm just not that much of a morning person... Which means I am groggy, late to get out from under the covers, needing to reheat the coffee that was so lovingly delivered to my nightstand at said 6am by my knight standing...ha ha  get it?  Anyway, I digress.  The point is that if I did everything on that list when I actually DO FINALLY get myself up, I'd likely be changing "healthy breakfast" to "healthy lunch".  

So what I do instead, is I read my favorite blogs and craft sites and catch up with all my cyber friends who really don't know me and I find little treasures like


Although you probably wouldn't need directions to make these (good strong magnets, some good strong glue, and old tins) but  there's lots of other cool stuff to check out anyway, so take a look here.

My morning routine will likely get better over time and as I continue to settle into my new digs, but for now, it's not a bad way to start the day.  Croissants anyone?