by Yvonne DiVita, blog founder
5:30 a.m. Rise. Slip on flip-flops. Stretch. Yawn. Try not to go through the entire day's work in your brain as you brush your teeth, because you know the day will NOT unfold the way you imagine. Shower or take a bird bath (in the sink... clean up, one way or another).
6:00 Shlep down to the kitchen. Let dogs out. Turn on coffee pot. Emit loud exclamation... @#*& forgot to prepare coffee pot last night! Shlep to sink. Clean coffee grounds from basket. Fill pot with water. Put all back together, with fresh coffee. Click start. Sigh.
6:10 Let dogs in. Try not to trip over cat who has emerged from basement. Give animals morning treats, amid much scurrying about. Remind dogs, "Not today," when they give that 'are we going for a walk now?" look and wiggle. Check calendar... yes, it's only Thursday. Two more days before you have a bit of free time to walk the dogs. Unless...the day unfolds more calmly than yesterday.
6:20 Pour coffee. Ah! Suddenly awake, move to office, wondering on the way why coffee takes so long to brew. Pot probably needs cleaning, again. Really? Didn't you just clean it a month, two months, ago? Oh well. Sit in chair. Open email...or not. Depends. If email is opened, give the most important notes some attention, save others for later, move on to social media. Any responses to content posted yesterday, especially questions asked? No. Silence, except for cute cat pictures or funny sayings. Sigh.