I am not a morning person. Ask anybody, especially my darling children. I have found through the years that mornings can really set the tone for the day. Will it be a productive day? Sometimes, when I have school assignments due, I find getting up at 3-4 am will give me that quiet time to get things done.
The inspiration for this post? The realization that I really need more sleep this morning. I am out of Ambien, and couldn't get to sleep before 1 am last night. My alarm rang at 5:30. No way- ut uh. I reset it for 6:30.
The first thing I did was get children up for school. Aidan has a 7:20 bus, and Konal has a 7:50 bus. I have to wake them up slowly. First I turn on lights, then the radio, then start the shaking and name calling. I have had to resort to cold water dripping for Konal, but Aidan is pretty good about getting up. Before we shut off cable, I watched the morning news. I miss it, but I will live.
We will eventually get rabbit ears, and I will get my news back, at least. As the children wake up, I go into the kitchen. It is clean this morning, although I had bread in the bread maker. We are out of store bought, so it was disappointing that it turned out a small, semi-mixed brick. Sigh. I will do it by hand today. I am a much better bread maker than my machine.
I switched laundry. I always try to make sure there is a load of laundry washing when I go to bed and when I get up. We have much lower electricity prices between 9 pm and 9 am. I still have a couple of loads to put away, which I will tackle later. I got 6 loads put away this weekend.
I turned on the computer, and while it was booting, roused children again. Aidan got in the shower, so I left Konal in bed while Aidan was getting clean. Aidan is currently bugging me about not having clean shorts. Not quite true- he doesn't seem to know how to look in his closet.
Konal is now in the shower, and I am sitting here with a nice cup of tea. I am thinking about coffee, but I may go lay down after the kids leave, since I am still recovering from being sick. This is the never-ending virus. After I finish writing this post, I have a to do list to tackle that is a bit overwhelming. Almost done with some of the MISS Foundation stuff, which is exciting. Need to do some writing, which I have been putting off. I need to tackle procrastination at some point.
Aidan is finally dressed and just ran out the door. Right on time.
Konal is still in bed, but I just got him to sit up. I took the trash cans to the curb in my nightgown, like a good suburban mom. Now I need to go get more done. It should be a good day!
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