Monday, May 21, 2018

Mornings

I love retirement. After getting up before six more years than I care to remember, these days my first alarm goes off around eight.  Belle stands outside the door announcing it's time for her breakfast. I swear she's had lessons on how to throw her voice. I mentally hit the snooze button. About a half hour later, Penny (the dog) informs me by scratching at the door that she really, really needs to go out.  This one I pay more attention to.  I drag myself out of bed, do about five minutes of yoga/meditation then the dog, four cats and I go trooping outside. After we've meandered through the garden a few times it's time for breakfast. Their breakfast.  Then and only then am I allowed to grab my coffee, settle on the sofa and watch CNN and/or MSNBC.  If current affairs are too much to deal with I switch over to Murder She Wrote. There's nothing like a spot of murder to take one's mind off world events.

The HH and the baby boy went to Atlanta last week to catch a Cubs' game and the HH brought me back this mug. Given my routine I thought it the perfect gift:)

What about you? How do you spend your mornings?

44 comments:

  1. I start my mornings well before sparrow-fart. Often hours before first light. Quietly. With a cup of chai for preference.
    And yes, Jazz is pretty good at having his demands met.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the most serene time of the day isn't it, EC.

      Delete
  2. I get woken most days by the sun and the birds. I always wonder how tiny birds can have such loud voices. And when I heave myself out of bed it's coffee time, always taken at the computer. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Heh. And those little suckers don't sleep in do they?:)
      Hugs received and returned.

      Delete
  3. I'm up all night, usually on the internet with my European friends. I see the sun come up, grab my coffee, water my plants, then head to bed. I usually sleep about three hours,then I'm up. I catch the early evening news to see what has happened during the day, but I don't like to hear bad things when I first wake up. Since I only eat once a day, usually around 3ish CDT, that's when the boys get fed. They know the routine, so they usually have a bit of food left in their bowls when I go to sleep. The three of us snuggle up together, but sometime after I'm asleep, Squiggles usually gets up and leaves. It's a great routine for me, but one my real life friends don't seem to understand or care for.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Whatever works for you. Seeing the sun come up would be lovely.

      Delete
  4. I start my mornings writing and commenting on my blog.
    Have some great mornings Sandra.

    Yvonne.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Blah, still get up before six at our sea. So not fun, as the 9-5 must be done.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Himself gets up at the crack of stupid to leave for school as traffic is so bad. Sometimes I'm able to go back to bed, most times I just get up. The sunroom routine is local news, tea, and a bagel while I read blogs and Facebook. Enjoy your day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like your routine!
      After I retired and before the HH did, I never got up when he left for work. I was afraid the shock might stop his heart:)

      Delete
  7. I look forward to the retirement gig!
    That was a great gift he brought home for you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, Alex:)
      The HH did good, didn't he;)

      Delete
  8. Your new mug is delightful and of course now a very special part to the start of your day! Thoughtful hubby.
    Because hubby and I are so busy during the day with all sorts of chores and/or projects, we spend the first hour or so of our morning having coffee and just being together before we have breakfast.

    Have a beautiful day Sandra 🌞

    Big Hugs
    ❤💮❤

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a nice way to start the day, Jan:)
      Hugs received and returned.

      Delete
  9. I've been online every morning. I tend to get up between four and five.

    Love the CNN mug.

    ReplyDelete
  10. We get up early and that coffee has to come first. On the weekends, it's usually the cats waking us up by 7 am. With a loud squeaky toy in bed with us I might add.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just like you only first hour of GMA then CNN and blogs. It is hard when I have to be somewhere early. Don't miss those days at all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to switch over to GMA.
      I don't miss the early rises either:)

      Delete
  12. Sounds like a pretty interesting day, and everything you want it to be. Despite no longer being in the USAF, I still get up at the crack of dawn even when I try not to. (lol) I usually do projects via the computer or try to visit blogs first thing in the morning, eat, then watch something I missed on television the night before. I then go walking for exercise, and the rest of the day is a blur. (lol) Hugs...RO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your mornings sound grand. A little early for me:) but still grand.
      Hugs received and returned.

      Delete
  13. I live for my steady routines. Coffee is a must, I check online news then read the actual newspaper at some point.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Sandra ... I have to have my coffee x2 - do my blog and Feedly ... but never seem to catch up ... still - at least I can do things in my own time. Lovely mug ... and sounds like hubby and the babe had a fun weekend together ... cheers Hilary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm with you on the not catching up. Crazy isn't it?

      Delete
  15. I like that cup!

    I spend my mornings watching Golden Girls. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Golden Girls sounds much better for your blood pressure:)

      Delete
  16. sadly; still at the work routine though HOPING that will come to an end next year...retirement sounds better and better each day ~~~~ ♥♥♥

    N now a werd frum da tabbies; yo...cap'n franky N faux paw....ya knead ta help out belle ~~~ ;) ♥♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Woo Hoo! Let's here it for retirement next year.
      Tabbies...she does just fine solo. Heh.

      Delete
  17. I really liked my pet door so not to get up. The downfall was a hunting cat bringing me treasures like birds and bugs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Does your pet door have an electronic device? On the old ones I was always leery of unwelcome visitors.

      Delete
  18. Wow, sounds like the perfect retirement!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Much the same. I wake up when I wake up -- between 7 and 8, feed Lizzie, log into the computer and turn on the telly to news. At 9, I try to watch Perry Mason reruns if I can. I just love them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no. Not Perry Mason reruns. The HH watches them constantly:)

      Delete
  20. I love your life and would love to get up around 8am every day...one day and I know you have earned your retirement. The mug is perfect for you and HH knows you well as he should. We have 4 cats and 1 dog too which means we have a similar regimen. I get up at 5:45am...I crawl out of bed, go upstairs and get that bathroom over and done with. I feed the cats that are upstairs, the. Go downstairs, feed the other 2 and then put the dog out and feed him. I finally take my pain medicine and make my toast and honey. I make it to the couch where I place my fat ass on it and turn on CP 24 which comes from Toronto. I do a couple of puzzles and look at my blog before having to get ready for work. The heating pad does wonders for my hips and by 7:45 I can move better to get ready for the day.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yup we're both 4 1 1 girls:)
    Wow. You have to get up early to get anything done before work don't ya?
    I Love heating pads. They make everything so much better.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love that mug!!
    My mornings, well, if I had my choice, I would be up by 6:00am and get things going! But, I would wake everyone. I'm still up, doing my stretches, meditations, and then I come down to have breakfast around 9:00am. Honestly, it's too late for me. I like to get going!!! I've got gardening and painting to do! LOL!
    Big Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  23. All that energy. You need to bottle it;)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I don't watch much news, I prefer to read them online. But all the right wing lunatics say I watch CNN/MSNBC 28 hours a day.

    ReplyDelete
  25. No matter what time my day starts, it always starts with a cup of tea!!!

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete