Monday, August 17, 2015


People all have their own way to start the day.

I used to get up as soon as the alarm went off, shower, dress, throw in a load of laundry, make breakfast and pack a lunch (for the first 18 years of her life)(sometimes lately I've been surprising her!), blow dry the hair and put on makeup then wake the two of them up.  Geez I'm glad those days are over.

Now I love to start off slow ... sipping really good coffee, reading my email, checking the headlines, perusing The Skimm, check Facebook and catching up on Words with Friends.  Best of all, I like to be outdoors for this first hour or two.  Maui, of course, is year round sit outside and enjoy.  Portland?  By the end of September it's a bit too brisk.

My good buddy got me a bracelet with a little coffee cup and a charm that has that saying!

Lately I've had a small male roommate at the foot of my bed, in a dinosaur nest.   He semi wakes up in the morning and checks to see if I'm still in bed.  If so, he goes back to sleep.  If I sneak out at 7:30, he's usually good til about 9am.  Lately they have all fallen back into the night owl routine and he really needs to sleep til 10 or 11 (going to bed at 10 or 11).  He has a cool clock that parents set to show GREEN when he is allowed to get out of his bed.  But if I am out, he comes plodding out ...
Last night he got a lecture from the parental units to stay in bed until his light is green.  After they left, as I was giving him a last snuggle ... he asked me if I could bring my coffee back to bed with me and do my computer work there.

Well.  Of course I will!  Slept in til 10:30 today!!!


  1. Ha! He's so sweet. I'm a very early riser. When the grands are here, I get my coffee and go outside or back to my bedroom. Then I start thinking about breakfast. They eventually wander in, one by one. There are three of them. Thank goodness it takes them a while to get up to full speed. It's pretty quiet for awhile, then things get rocking.