This post is from a prompt at The Daily Post at WordPress. It’s actually for the photographers, but I decided to try it as a lesson in showing with words. In the article, the reader is asked to show a daily habit. Seeing that many habits are just a few steps at the most, I thought I’d ‘show’ a series of mine.
I don’t have a set time when I get up in the morning. This isn’t because I’m a domestic engineer (housewife), although it is a nice bonus feature for me. The reason is that Hubby works the second shift as a Direct Support Assistant. My workday doesn’t start until 2:30pm. Nevertheless, my inner clock will wake me by 7:00am, at the latest. It never fails.
I stumble to the bathroom first as most people do. My eyes feel gritty and when I look in the mirror, they are squinty because of the glare of the bathroom light. I throw water on my eyes and face to get the sleepy out of my eyes and hopefully get my whole body adjusted to being awake.
A little more surefooted, I proceed to the kitchen. The ‘outside kitties’ are waiting at the patio door for their morning meal. First, I turn on the light above the sink to give a soft hue of lamination to the room. As I walk across the floor to the pantry, I pick up the Tupperware glass that sits on the counter. It serves as the scoop for the cat food. Filling up the glass two-thirds, I, then, open the door to the deck, fill up the pet dish that sits on the step and close the door again.
Now it’s time to make coffee. I fill up the pot with water up to the twelve-cup mark. This will give Hubby and me six mugs of the hot wakeup juice. After pouring the water into the reservoir, I reach into the cupboard just above to retrieve a filter and place it in the top compartment. The coffee is next – two tablespoons, along with a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
Once there’s enough coffee that has dripped through, I pour it into my mug and head for the computer room (actually our spare bedroom) to start going through my emails. Hubby follows close behind me. As we read our news, we engage in a little conversation. This is all that we’re capable of until the coffee takes hold.
What are your mornings like?
- A Little Aphorism on Strange Habits and Dispositions (angryautie.wordpress.com)
- The Coffee (manalsaeed.wordpress.com)