Monday, June 21, 2010


I have a confession to make: I am not a huge morning person. (Those who know me are not surprised!)  I can get up in the morning at whatever time I need to, but I need a bit of alone time in the morning before I'm really ready to face the day (or people, for that matter).

So most days, I wake up, turn on the computer and "check in" on friends. If I get up early enough, I can look out the window in my computer room to see this view of the river coming to life. 

I love spending time in the morning, sipping my coffee and slowly figuring out the course of my day. It's time to gather my thoughts and summon up some energy for the day. Once the coffee takes affect, I'm so much more ready to take life on.

I remember the years of chasing after both my kids, especially my son, and helping them get ready for school...while I was also getting ready for work. None of us were morning folks! Those were some crazy mornings! 

And I will admit, I don't miss those mornings one bit! I love my kids, but those mornings were not our finer moments. To those mothers whose children just can't get up in the morning (unless it's for Saturday cartoons): I tell you, it's amazing--when they grow up they really can get themselves up for work--all by themselves! I never thought I'd live to see the day!

Life changes...mornings are much calmer these days! Most days I get that little bit of quiet time at the computer with my coffee in hand. And this morning, following my coffee, I'm off to the studio--where I get more alone time--only with music and paints! Pure heaven! It was a busy weekend filled with family obligations, so not much studio time. I am ready to paint up a storm this week!

(What's your morning routine? Are you chasing after the little rugrats? Rushing out the door? Or do you find some quiet time to start your day?)


dora said...

Love your post! In fact I yap about having the morning to myself all the time, coffee in one hand, paintbrush in the other. And I need it quiet too! My sons are grown now too, and morning is quiet a different thing. I wish I could wake at 5AM instead of 6AM to see more of that time of day! Enjoy!

Designer and Tomboy, Paula said...

My mornings are ... well, you described my mornings. I always thought I was a morning person because I was always awake as the sun was cresting the horizon, and could do whatever needed doing, but I now realize that spending some time with a cup of coffee, the quiet of the morning, and checking my messages is preferable to "hitting the ground running".

Shari said...

In the last year, I have become a morning person! It is still so crazy for me but I welcome it. Most days, I get up at 4:30 and then start work at 5:00. I work from home on the computer, so I can finish in time to fit in with my 7-year-old daughter's schedule. I never thought I would be able to live this way, but now it get up right away and am happy to make the most of the day. I love being up before everyone else.

helen said...

Glad you got up that morning and got the shot of the sky - that was amazing- I am a morning person and I love beautiful sunrises!