I would like to share with you more of my morning routine. My routine is important to me and if rush to do something else I get all flustered. I often forget things if I don’t stay with my routine. I tend to be out of sorts for sometime.
So I left off basically at getting my shower and leaving the bedroom. I go to my office, turn on the computers, lights, open the blinds. I then feed the cats treats as they are meowing at me, and each one is on their sides of my desk. Milo next to the monitors, and Odie in the alcove. I have small towels down so they know where to lay and do not try to crowd me. If I do not put the towels down they creep closer to my hands , closer to the equipment. I then go to the open concept kitchen / living room. I start my coffee. I open all the blinds. I get a couple sodas from the refrigerator. I return to my office.
I should explain the lay out. It sounds like I am moving down hallways and stuff, which is not so. When we bought the place we loved the design of the home. It was an older home but seemed in good shape. We knew the owners, who had only been in the home a couple years. They portrayed themselves as extremely moral christians. We spent a lot of time with them and enjoyed their company. So we were both surprised and dismayed to find out they lied to us. The house was not sound. It had massive water damage, mold in the walls, failing pipes, rotten floors. After a couple years of trying to fix things piecemeal and stay ahead of each crisis Ron decided the only way to get ahead was to gut the whole place and rebuild it. We did not see much problems. Ron had the skills and we had the money to do it. Then after gutting the place and pulling up the floors, taking out all the walls, redoing the pipes and electric things changed. We lost a large chunk of our income. I got very ill and my medical cost soared. We also took in someone who needed a home who had no income and way to survive without us. The repairs ground to a halt. We lived this way for a few years. Now things are again returning to a more normal status. Ron and James put down floors, built new bathrooms, set up walls. So here is the new layout for the kitchen / living room / my office. Ron left the kitchen / living room open with no dividers. It works best for me the less walls and hallways I have to go around. My office has a door on an angle to the the open living room / kitchen. Basically my door way is in the middle of both rooms. Ron did this deliberately so I would be part of the household, and interact with others.
Back to my morning routine. I now start my daily computer tasks. I first set the second computer I use to watch news and movies / videos and other things on. I normally start with a semi news and comedy program, from there I move to several news stations. Then on my main computer I open Twitter and do a dozen or so tweets. Then I open my blog home page and start to answer the comments. The comments are very important to me. I love them. I try to answer each one. At this point I use to go to a bunch of comic pages I like and get chuckles out of. However I rarely do that now as I have a lot of blogs I love that I get emails from about comments and new posts. So because I sometimes don’t feel up to being on the computer or have doctors appointments I have gotten way behind on them. What I prefer to do is have a list of bookmarked sites of fellow bloggers I really enjoy. I use to just go down the list, read all the new posts and comment on them. I prefer to do my reading and blogging this way. Until I get my email backlog knocked down I now start by opening my email and reading each one, using them to go to the posts and comments I have missed.
So that is my morning routine and basicly my day. Today my computer time will be interrupted. I did not get to my computer until 11 AM. Then about 1 PM I have to wake Ron ( Ron worked a 12 hour shift last night and I was in too much pain to sleep until after 3 AM ) to take me to the hospital outpatient lab for a urine test. The doctors are worried about my liver with the meds I was on. My primary wants me to take less pain meds, which I can’t do. My pain doctors want my primary care to put me on sugar meds that do not strain my liver, which she doesn’t want to do. I am in the middle and having to do lots of blood and urine tests.
This is my day, almost every day. It is my routine and I like it. Be well. Hugs