Monday, September 14, 2009

Goooooood Morning!

It may or may not be morning where you are. If it is, I'm jealous.

I love mornings more than any other part of the day. I love the cozy quiet punctuated by the purposeful sounds of people getting ready; I love the brightening sky; I love the taste of warm, sweet coffee; I love the touch of cool air when I pad out in bare feet to get the paper; I love checking my inbox for the overnight delivery of email; I love that everything is possible before the day unfolds.

The only trouble is that I cannot, no matter how hard I try, cram all my day into the morning. Every "good for me" thing competes for precious morning hours---writing, exercise, clear thinking, planning, and yes, eating, because I'm always hungry in the AM. Then, when afternoon comes, anything I haven't managed to complete has to deal with grouchy, sloppy, lazy, junk-food craving, not-morning me.

So, I've decided to have TWO mornings. (I can hear you laughing. It's okay. My husband was mightly amused when I announced this plan.)

Every day, I'm going to re-boot right after lunch. Take a mini ten-minute nap, drink a large tea latte, and pretend it's morning all over again.

I'll let you know how my manipulation of the time-space continuum goes. Any donation of morning hours from you night owls would be much appreciated.

13 comments:

  1. Good luck manipulating the space-time continuum. Sounds like a good idea to me!

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  2. That sounds like a fantastic plan! And even if your brain doesn't reboot, at least you get an extra latte.

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  3. You'll have to let us know how this works, because if it does work, I'm copycatting.

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  4. Fabulous idea. Good luck!

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  5. Let us know how it goes!

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  6. Will this work at school? (Would have to hide from 32 9-year-olds in order to have the nap... hmmm...)

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  7. I am the same way, Sara. I want to do all the important things (write, exercise, garden) in the morning. And it drives me crazy that there is only ONE morning. Please report back to us on this brilliant idea!

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  8. Hmm. 32 nine-year-olds .... Maybe if you called it "chill time."

    The time-space continuum report for today: it worked! I got quite a bit of work done this afternoon, and completely forgot to be grumpy.

    If anyone else tries, this I want to know what happens!

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  9. OK, this is the best thing I've ever heard. I am trying it, starting tomorrow. I'm so excited I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight. Which, granted, would sort of foil the plan right from the start since I'd be all raggedy and blue.

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  10. "grouchy, sloppy, lazy, junk-food craving, not-morning me." Heh! Well, here's hoping that your meddling in the space-time continuum does all the fabulous things it's supposed to; I think I'll reboot and say morning now, too.

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  11. I'm a real morning person and save all my scut work for afternoon. Can't wait to hear how this goes. I would LOVE to have two mornings. Great idea to consciously create them.

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  12. An idea whose time has come...

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