Hello My Friends!
I hope you had a fun and restful weekend! My weekend was spent at the pool, out running errands, and dodging the constant rain. I also had an exciting evening on Saturday. I was on my way to run some last minute errands on Saturday evening, and I busted my front tire about 2 miles form our home on a pot hole. My husband was out playing golf, so he was not home, at this point. As I was calling him and AAA, my phone died! What to do??? Well, I walked home to charge my phone and make my phone calls for help. As I walked down the side of the road, I will be honest, I wanted to cry, especially as the thunder began, but I held it together.:) Once I arrived home, I called my husband who had received my urgent messages that I sent before my phone died, and of course, he was panicking since he could not get in touch with me. He came home, and in the end, AAA did have to come to help us put on the spare tire, and we made it home in time for dinner. Car issues can cause such incredible frustration. I am thankful though I stayed safe, and in the end, it was a quick and easy fix!
Moving on, I want to write a few posts about different parts of my day! Let’s start with the morning, shall we? I absolutely LOVE the morning time! For some, I know sleeping in is such a treat, and I used to try to make myself sleep late in the mornings. However, I would end up getting restless and feeling even more tired, than I did when I woke up earlier that morning. To my husband’s shock, I have embraced my early bird wake up calls, and I get up a few minutes after my body naturally wakes up, even if it is 5:30 a.m. on a day I have nothing to do! The calm and quiet of the mornings is perfection to me, and I find peace in waking up before the sun makes an appearance. During the school year, I generally would wake up at about 5:00 a.m., most days, in order to do a few things around the house or go to a workout class. I truly enjoy this routine, and I still, somewhat follow it in the summer. Please do not be concerned about if I get enough sleep each night, because as my husband will attest, I go to bed early. I will address my evenings and nights in a later post.
Going back to my mornings! I wake up and drink a lot of water, about a Tervis tumbler full, and I take my vitamins which the doctor did check to make sure I was taking.:) I also like to add some lemon to my water, if I have it on hand, because it adds some vitamins b and c, as well as, some good flavor. Then, I spend a little time stretching my body, or I might do a very short yoga stretch video. This time stretching has made a significant difference in the “tightness” I used to constantly feel in my body, and I have come to crave it. Around this point, I make my coffee which is pictured in the above photo. I have started adding a little protein, as well as, coconut milk and coconut oil, to my coffee and frothing it together with a milk frother. I previously drank my coffee black, but this combination of additions, forms a delicious latte! As I drink my coffee, I spend time reading and journaling, and this practice is vital for me. Although I do not give myself guilt if I do not make time to read and journal, I have made it a priority to make time do this, as often as possible.
After I finish reading, journaling, and drinking my coffee, I might go ahead and make breakfast, or I might do a few things around the house and check my e-mail and social media. This depends on what I have going on that morning, and when I need to leave the house to start my day in the world! I do eat breakfast on the couch or in a chair and use a pillow as my tray. You can see the evidence of this in the photo above!
P.S. This is about the time my husband begins to gingerly make his way downstairs. He is not easily woken in the morning!
After I finish up breakfast, I typically will go ahead and dress and get ready to leave for the day. I will tell you, my school mornings do look, somewhat different, as I do not have time to eat a relaxed breakfast on the couch.:) However, I do take time to stretch a little, drink my coffee and spend time reading and reflecting, even if it does mean an earlier wake up call for me.
Now do you see why I wake up with the sun?!?!? The blessings of the morning are glorious!