My Morning Routine

IMG_2332The other day, when I was hard at work…wait, wait, I was actually on Twitter instead of being hard at work (don’t be like me), I came across a link to a little segment Bon Appetite does called “My Morning Routine.”

Then I spent the next 30 minutes glued to my phone reading about how Justin Timberlake eats two breakfasts and considers himself “such a foodie” and how Carson Daly wakes up by blasting cold air and loud music before starting his radio show.

For some reason, reading about all these people’s morning routines was so interesting to me. I mean we all have one and they are all so different. And so particular. And so unique. I thought it might be fun to share my own. Well, fun for me at least.

Honestly, my mornings are never quite the same. Some days I wake up early enough to have time to sit down, eat breakfast and watch the Today Show. Other mornings, I wake up extra early, work out and run out the door with a smoothie in hand. And some days, I wake up, hit snooze and decide to work out or watch the Today Show another day.  I do however, always get to work at 8 AM, give or take a few minutes if something particularly attention-grabbing happens to be on the radio and I can’t bear to tear myself away without hearing why so-and-so hasn’t called so-and-so back for a second date.

Breakfasts are rarely the same either. Some mornings it’s a green smoothie, some it’s a piece of peanut butter toast with banana slices, sometimes it’s oatmeal, sometimes it’s pancakes leftover from the weekend and sometimes, if I’m feeling decadent, it’s a big ol’ muffin that has zero nutritional value and is most likely paired with some caffeine so that I can feel like a total crazy mess later 🙂

Weekends are a different story. Weekends are how my mornings would go if I could make up my own work times. I sleep in, sip tea (always Earl Gray with a splash of milk), watch TV on the couch, then eventually meander (I’ve always loved that word!) into the kitchen and make whatever breakfast is calling to me on that particular day.

So I guess my routine, is kind of anything but routine, but that’s how I like it.


What is your morning routine?

Do you have a natural curiosity about how other’s live their lives?

Which celebrity’s morning routine would you be most interested to hear?

November Photo-a-Day

Happy Friday, can I bombard you with some questions?

Are you on Instagram? Have you seen this monthly photo-a-day thing people are doing? Are you dreading the day Instagram goes out of style and you have to go back to taking ugly unfiltered pictures?

No? Just me on that last one?

Back to the photo-a-day thing. Every month, the author behind the Fat Mum Slim blog puts out the monthly challenge list and social media outlets are flooded with interpretations of the theme of the day. I’d never done it before but came across the November list and thought it’d be fun.

Turns out it was. I realized the pictures basically showed a roundup of my my life and the little things that maybe don’t get mentioned on the blog (or maybe things that already get mentioned too much…) and I had fun looking at everyone else’s interpretation of the theme.

Since I only shared the pictures on Instagram, I thought I’d shove them all into one post here, for your voyeuristic pleasure. And now I promise to stop talking already.


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!