With each new dawn there is delivered to your door a fresh,
new package called TODAY! C.R. Swindoll
At times I am asked about Cricket's daily routine and how it fits into mine. We are a team, and so we coordinate our schedules. Cricket wakes up at 6 am. Majority of the time, I love my sweet alarm clock. I should note she is not a big fan when I try to push the 'snooze' button. Main reason for her perkiness is she gets fed when we wake up. While she is eating is generally when I do my blogging. Anyone that has a lab knows this doesn't give one much time - they eat super fast. I find it is when I think of a thought of the day and start to write. (Sometimes I end the post later in the day.) Then, the nose comes to me and is ready to go outside. I have always been a morning person and love a new day. Cricket and I sing, dance, & water our flowers in the morning. These days, I go running, walking, bike riding, or the ellyptical in the morning. Many days my first appointment at the office is around 9 - 10 am so this gives us some nice time in the morning. For the past five years, I have lived only a few short miles from my office which is so nice and majority of the time Steve and I are able to coordinate schedules and he gives us a ride to work. (I spent several years with over an hour commute on the bus, crazy perhaps but the schedule was awesome with my kids, job I really enjoyed, and I was able to get lots of books listened to.)
Work day: I generally schedule 3-4 appointments before Cricket gets a break - for lunch and a nice walk, possible. Then, we schedule 2-3 more appointments and make sure we have a break around 3 for her dinner and a short walk if possible ... another appointment or two is our general work routine. Being aware of Cricket's schedule for breaks and dinner helps me make sure I take breaks, too. Cricket is up for whatever the day and evening entails ... yoga tonight. Did you know there is a Resilient Warrior! I think it might just be at our studio :), but the 75 minutes flew by as we were given the message of Clarity does not mean Certainty or Security.
After 9 pm you can usually find Cricket in her bed or in my closet wanting her alone time. Although at times, I get caught up in a project and up later, my high energy time is in the morning.
So, are you a morning or night person?
Thank you to Erin for her sweet post. Anyone else having the challenge of not being able to comment on blogger. I keep trying to leave a comment and no such luck. Its really hard for me to keep my fingers quiet!