I wasn’t going to post today, but I’m inspired by The SHU Box’s blogging streak…
The temperatures dipped into the low 50s this morning. With some mottled color on the leaves, it’s beginning to look and feel like fall!
I’m sitting down at my desk at 8:30 a.m. It’s already been a long morning, though mostly a good one. Here’s what transpired.
5 a.m. — up on own. Sigh. Try to fall back asleep but it doesn’t work. I went to bed at 10:15 p.m. though, so I actually don’t need any more sleep. I read in bed for a while.
5:38 — door opens, alarm goes off. Expected! My husband took the red-eye home from the west coast last night, and they must have gotten in quite early. He drove home. We chat for 10 minutes or so before he takes a nap.
5:55-6:10 — 4-year-old up and snuggling with me. Quite cute. Then he asks to go watch YouTube. I set him up with some leftover pancakes, cheese, and an apple-mango-carrot squeeze packet. Breakfast of champions.
6:10-6:35 — putter around getting in exercise clothes, reading headlines and blogs, waiting for enough light to feel safe running in our (sidewalk-less) neighborhood.
6:35-7:05 — run outside (day #998) as the sun rises (6:43). Nice and cool, lovely running weather. Just a bit of fall color. I always love running outside, and love when it works out to do a morning run in the middle of the week. Originally I was going to be solo this morning (husband was taking the red-eye to DC, so I’d have to run on the treadmill or later in the day) but this change in plans opens up possibility.
7:05-7:10 – make coffee (and check on 4-year-old…who is still happily watching YouTube)
7:10-7:20 – shower, dress. Husband also back up.
7:20-8:10 – family breakfast in sequence with everyone. First with the 12-year-old (picked up by carpool at 7:55) and 4-year-old, then with the 9-year-old and 7-year-old. This is quite a bit of time to devote to a morning meal, but it was nice to chat with everyone and to linger over my coffee and eggs and the two rounds of bacon made because demand was higher than anticipated. Nanny arrives at 8 a.m.
8:10-8:25 – work – mostly email. Theoretically I should be doing my weight-lifting routine during this window but that did not happen.
8:25-8:30 – elementary-school aged kids to the bus stop. Then it’s back in to start the work day!
Much room for improvement, I’m sure, but it’s always nice to start a weekday with reading, a run, and family breakfast.