Morning rituals

September 20, 2012
I am a creature of habit, I didn’t realize how much until I considered the things I do each morning. Some mornings have minor deviations but even Sat and Sun usually have this pattern.
  • Wake-up
  • Cuddle a bit with C
  • Roll out of bed
  • Grab sweats and yesterday’s shirt from floor
  • Bathroom
  • Weigh self bemusedly on scale that is half deconstructed (I wrote part of the software; it is a test unit)
  • Wash hands
  • Dress
  • Free dogs from their crate
  • Herd dogs into backyard
  • Turn on coffee maker
  • Open door for dogs, find shoes and go with them
  • Deep breaths and stretch until both dogs return, admire sun rising and plants blooming
  • Open door, dogs come in and run to their feeding locations
  • Pet whichever dog was slowest (usually Bear but not always)
  • Feed dogs
  • Add water to the pets’ water bowl
  • Tell cat to stop eating dog food
  • Wash hands
  • Look at time, think about what to do with morning
  • Get mug, fill partway with water, take vitamin
  • Start coffee brewing into mug
  • Get food bar
  • Take coffee and food bar to desk
  • Get started