November 8, 2015

What I'm Reading


I am reading L'Engle's Circle of Quiet...again...this is an every-other-year book. Madeleine L'Engle makes you sees ordinary life with extraordinary eyes. Always applicable, poetic and spiritual, she tackles the deepest issues of life with a raw and serious faith.

And for my book club, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome and One Man's Quest to be a Better Husband!   I listened to this as an audio book about three years ago and am so excited to read this with my group.

A second round of Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within.  I am reading this with a friend about personal change and how it leads to organizational change.

In My Ears
I always like to have YA novel going and the current one is the second of the Remnant Chronicles: The Heart of Betrayal. Have to admit that the first one in this series was much more fun, trying to power through the second installment. Almost done!

I am so excited about Winter coming to my ears! I have pre-ordered it--it's the last in the Lunar Chronicles series and I have thoroughly loved each of those books. Cannot wait for this final installment.  It's arriving Nov. 10th 

What are you reading?  I would love to know your recommends! 

April 16, 2015

My morning routine

I love reading about morning routines.  For 2015 my theme is Healthy Habits.  Part of that focus has been on honing my morning routine.   Our family works well with the sweet husband getting up at 8--so he does other parts of our family routine.  The routine is still a work in progress, but here it is:

5:30  a.m. My alarm goes off and I fumble for my phone and try to mentally entice myself to get out of bed.  It works most of the time.
Pull on shoes and head outside with the dog to walk. If it's raining or chilly, I am wimpy--so I either skip it or do some yoga.

6:00 a.m.
Make coffee.  Choose perfect mug for the day.
Unload the dishwasher.
Put a load of a laundry in/out.
Read the news on The Skimm or the NY Times daily email.
Or take care of urgent email/projects that have to be done.

7:00 a.m.
Little kid wakes up and says "Morningtime, Mama!"
Cuddle on the red couch.
Make breakfast for little kid and teen, load the dishwasher and eat toast.
Get a show started for the little kid.
Shower and dress. Dress little kid.
Run around like crazy getting everything for the day.

8:05 a.m.
Leave the house and drop off little kid and his daycare.
(Teen gets a ride from a carpool).

8:20 a.m.
Get to work, pour another cup of coffee. Add lots of cream.

There you go!
What's your morning routine?
Do you manage to fit in exercise or reading before you leave for work or start your work at home?

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