on school days, i get up at 5:30. am. my natural schedule is distressingly close to what it was when i was in college; given its way, my biological clock (the one that wakes me up in the morning) would have me staying up really late, arising at 9 or 10, and taking a nap around 3. however, i determined a long time ago that in order to have time to do everything i want and need to do in the morning, 5:30 is the magic hour. these items include:
*making the world's most fabulous lunches for my kids. notice i haven't been bragging about them much lately, but this is only due to the bad mojo on my picture-ma-phone.
*making myself a huge soy latte. make that a perfect huge soy latte, and then sitting and sipping it.
*writing in my blog if i can think of anything to say.
*reading other blogs, checking out what's happening locally, taking a peek at the new york times.
*sometimes unloading the dishwasher or throwing wet clothes in the dryer, especially if i'm out of underwear. actually, the dishwasher has nothing to do with my underwear.
*listening to the bbc world service. today i heard a piece on what various people eat for breakfast and how big a carbon footprint they have based how local their food is. my favorite bbc announcer is a vegetarian and has "muesli with soya milk." cute!
i was musing on the fact that next week is the last week of school for bean and boo, and how lovely it will be to sleep in a little bit. but i will miss the bbc very much. and early morning is the best time of the day in the summer. hmmm... to sleep in or not to sleep in?