This post on Jezebel provided today’s blog topic: the morning routine.
Lo these many years ago, back when I worked at the bank and had about a 15 minute commute, I had my morning routine down to a science. A SCIENCE, I tell you. I would put on the teakettle and a sauce pan of water before I got in the shower, and by the time I was done, the water would be boiling. I’d start my cup of tea brewing, slip in my egg to poach, and pop my toast in the toaster, and by the time i was done getting dressed, breakfast would be ready for me to devour while checking my email, getting me out the door just in time to get to work.
In the intervening years, my schedule got weirder, I changed from driving to the bus to biking to the bus to the train, and I went through a phase of working 14 hour days and also closing out the bars with my coworkers, meaning that there was no morning routine – I was lucky to just get out the door in (mostly) clean clothes and get to work something resembling on time.
Jezebel readers were asked for their ideal routine – and their actual routine. Here’s mine:
Ideal: Wake up at 6:30 and either run or have a cup of coffee waiting. Shower, then get back in bed and cuddle for awhile. Breakfast with SB, then off to work, getting in around 8:30. Believe it or not, this is actually possible.
Actual: Alarm goes off at 6:30. I hit snooze until 7:15 or later, as SB and I take turns groaning at the morning, pushing the cats out of our faces (I’m talking about you, BASIL.), and cuddling in our very warm and soft bed. I drag myself out of bed and turn on both heaters in the bathroom, where the tiles have turned into ice cubes overnight. Feed the cats, who get into a fight and then either 1) refuse to eat or 2) eat everything and then beg for more or 3) both. Quick shower, then breakfast (yogurt + granola) while waiting for SB to get up/ready to go. Out the door any time between 8:15-8:30, getting me to work right at 9 with coffee in hand (if I’m lucky).
What’s your morning routine?