You've probably heard the saying "I'd like mornings better if they started later". Or, "I can rise and shine, just not at the same time". I have to admit that I'm not a morning person. Of course, I'm grateful that I can crawl out of bed and begin a new day...I just would like it better if that day started later as the saying goes.
First on the agenda is to feed the kitties and make sure they have fresh water, clean the litter boxes and then I make the bed. Disinfect all the counter tops where the kitties have probably partied the night before, then run the vacuum. Water the flowers if I didn't get them done the evening before. Pull some weeds and see what needs gathering out of the garden. Right now, tomatoes are about the only thing left in ours. Maybe a few zucchinis.
Then, stop and rest a while on the patio and watch the birds. I don't shower until I'm finished with any outside chores. All the while hoping someone doesn't pop by and catch me looking like I just crawled out of bed. After showering and drying my hair, it is usually close to lunchtime and I often read the news headlines and some blogs while eating lunch.
I usually look at the clock sometime during the mornings that Pioneer Woman's cooking show is on and think, oops, I forgot to DVD her show again. It is one of the few I watch. I love seeing what's happening on her beautiful ranch besides finding a new recipe. Maybe it's because I was raised on a farm where there were wide open spaces and horses and cattle.
Some of those above mentioned chores are a must do and some aren't. The vacuuming can slide by another day. The bed will still be there ready for another night's sleep whether it is made up or not. Although, personally, I can tolerate a little bit of dust before I can look at an unmade bed, but that is just me.
Sometimes the computer begs to be turned on while I'm drinking that cup of coffee and an hour or two goes by before I know it. And I didn't take into account the phone ringing or any one of a hundred other things that can interrupt a morning. I also didn't mention a morning walk or stretching exercises, both of which I need to get back into the habit of doing.
Most of us have some sort of morning routine, don't we? Tell me about yours. Do you crawl reluctantly out of bed in the morning or do your feet hit the ground practically running? And I don't mean running to the bathroom! What's a must-do in your morning routine? We won't talk about the afternoons yet, I'm already worn out. :) And if you've made it this far, I'll send you a slice of zucchini bread to go with your morning coffee!
Happy Monday to you!