Thursday, July 17, 2008


"Where's my wallet!" David yells from downstairs. I can hear him going from room to room.

"I don't know!" I call from upstairs as I put on makeup. I know what's coming next.

"Where's my keys!"

"I haven't seen them!"

This is our routine every morning, and it happens about 3 minutes before we have to leave. This results in us both frantically looking around, until I say something along these lines.

"Your shorts/brown pants/black pants are in the spare bedroom/living room/laundry room!"

"Found them!!!"

It's funny the habits that we get stuck in, and every morning seems like deja vu. At least this morning, I got to catch the 8:40 ferry instead of the 7:05 ferry, so we had a little extra time at home, and actually left the house on time.

We woke up at 6:40am, and David made "guiso", which is a Tex-Mex breakfast with a bacon, tomato, jalapeno and cheese sauce over eggs. I had time to make our lunch, which is sliced filet mignon, dijon mustard, red onion, asparagus, and Naan. It felt good to actually sip my coffee and relax and talk a little bit.

What are your morning routines? Do you feel like you get "stuck" in routines?


McJumpguez said...

Haa haa! This made me laugh, thanks.

I don't have an "our" routine yet. But yeah, it's usually me telling him where all his stuff is, and he still can't find it so I have to go show him myself.

My routine is getting up, drowsily at like 6:30 am, getting into my work out clothes and rushing out the door. Everything is usually prepared the night before that way I can be a zombie that walks out the door in the mornings. Days when I don't have to get up so early, I try to get up around 7:30, shower, *make* breakfast, watch the news, then head out by 8:30. I hope that's tomorrow . . .

Lisa said...

You should get a little tray for the bedroom dresser, where he puts his keys and wallet, first thing upon arriving home. That worked for me. Of course, he has to actually USE it.....

Morning routine.....first barks at 4:30, then bargaining for another hour of sleep. Dogs breakfast at 5:30. I go back to bed. Up for a puppy potty break at 6:30, and the coffee making begins. Then computer time, breakfast and fetch. After that, it's a mixed bag, depending on the day.

Sue said...

My routine is: get Sweet Pea AND Ian up and out the door by 9! Amazingly, almost every time Ian yells out "Where's my (fill-in-the-blank)?!" I seem to always know.