I did it! I did it! I got up before my family and did my morning routine!
Wait -- does one morning make a routine?
Doesn't matter. I don't care. I did it.
And it was, and is, glorious. I'm sitting here sipping my 2nd cup of joe, having been awake for 2.5 hours and I haven't had to interact with a single solitary soul. Which is a very good thing for my single, solitary soul.
So here's what I did.
I woke up around 4:50 and struggled to keep my eyes open for 15 or 20 minutes. Then I stalled a little by playing scrabble on my iPhone. Finally, I got up and started workin' my list. I folded laundry, put it all away, rode the exercise bike for 20 minutes while listening to NPR (total NPR geek here), ate breakfast (Fruit Loops*. Can you believe that? And a banana. And water and coffee.), quick cleaned my bathroom, took a shower during which no one knocked on the door, prayed pretty much the entire time (please God, let this getting up early thing not be a huge freakin' waste of time), and now, I am happily blogging away in a still quiet house.
I think I hear angels singing somewhere. That's how awesome this is.
Mentally, the whole process was a little easier since we only had four people sleeping under our roof last night. Our three olders got to go to Sonoma yesterday (although not to Seth Rogan's wedding) to see this show with Grandma, and then to have dinner here, and then to spend the night. Grandma is bringing them all back home around 1pm.
More angels singing.
I like angels! Why didn't I do this ages ago?
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*My kids get to pick a sugary cereal on their birthdays, and my son's birthday was Saturday. They are always so excited about this little perk, but then since they aren't used to it, the cereals are always too sweet for them. How else would one box of fruit loops last three days in a house of 7 people? Back to Kashi for us.