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andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 7 entries…)
What's your morning routine?

I’m adopted a goal “Create a Beautiful, Uplifting Morning Routine” (acronym BUM, which seems funny to me), and I wondered what you guys are able to cram into your mornings to make it beautiful, uplifting, or anything else.



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Donna "so glad we had this time together"

Mornings

I like to log in here and write a gratitude entry while I’m drinking a cup of coffee. While it has the title of today’s date, it’s from yesterday’s events. That usually puts me a good mood.

I have breakfast and then I get ready for the day. I’ve gone to great lengths to have a kind of “uniform” for my work, so that everything pretty much goes together. I probably bore others with my choices, but I don’t care. I feel good in the clothes that I think make me look my best. So I avoid any closet drama in the mornings.

Also, I follow a pattern for the packing up of my food for the day: protein, vegetables, and fruits/nuts. I usually take leftovers from the night before.

So I guess I have a BUM: I have the uplifting gratitude part and a beautifully simple regimen for getting out the door.

Good luck with your BUM, andi_dufresne!

Donna "so glad we had this time together"

P.S.

How about you waking up in the morning, remembering that the Steelers are going to the Super Bowl? How’s that for uplifting!

Spyrunner 43T is going....

I'm sorry the

Bears didn’t make it to the Super Bowl.

Donna "so glad we had this time together"

They Exceeded...

...my expections for the season overall. Not bad, not bad at all. Thanks, Spyrunner.

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

I wanted that, too!

So sorry :(
But you can root for Steelers now, OK?

Spyrunner 43T is going....

Nope

but I’ll bet you this goal that Green Bay will win.

http://www.43things.com/things/view/56685/do-100-pushups

Loser has 24 hours to do 100 pushups.

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

YESSSS

I was so proud of my Steelers!!

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

you have a great BUM!

haha I wanted to write that, but I also sincerely mean it.

I LOVE that you start your day with thankfulness!!

I also really like the packing up of food…and using leftovers.
I spend way too much money when I eat out.

And I like the uniform thing, too—it also fits in with developing your own personal style!

And I see that both of those things could be done the night before…

So thanks!!! This is very helpful!!

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andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

My Bum...

needs all the encouragement it can get. :)

haha love your comment

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andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

Thanks!!

For the information.
I also love your profile picture! Beautiful!

красивейшая Богиня ♥ http://www.popclogs.com/user/592/Emu ♥

BUM II

A nice cafe latte.
Proper coffee made in a little italian espresso that sits on the stove. I heat up the milk (thanks microwave) and froth it with a £3 hand held frother. nice, very uplifting. That’s my morning BUM.

if you want spiritual but don’t own a milk frother: with a nice obliging partner, good vigorous morning sex also works to wake you up and put a smile on your face.

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Triniprincess ...it was good, whilse it lasted!

I WANT a BUM!

I’m not a morning person and I have absolutely no routine!!! Besides the internet bit….anything is anything. I’m really hoping to change that this year though….sigh. Good luck with yours!

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

I know!!

My mornings are so hectic! I want this, too!
I adopted the goal from someone…maybe you could adopt it, too?

Let me know if you do, we’ll cheer each other on!

Triniprincess ...it was good, whilse it lasted!

I have....

this goal….because with me it’s not only mornings haha. But I’m starting with mornings.

The thing is….I’m actively searching for a job and if I get a routine now…and then have to change it in the next two weeks that would suck. So I’m being contented with my babysteps…which right now is getting up before 8am! :)

I’ll still be cheering you on though….I’ll join you in a couple weeks, when things are “finalized”, so to speak.

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

It seems to take me...

at least a month to accomplish any goal. (Since I adopted this goal, I’ve had nothing but hectic mornings…ha!)

So we will probably be at around same time frame anyway! So check back!!

bermudamohawk will sporadically be on PopClogs as "bermuda"

good morning!

The best way to start my morning is by going to bed at a decent hour the night before. Otherwise, I hit snooze until the last possible moment and rush to get out the door in time.

I don’t have a solid routine, but I enjoy a morning that allows me time to get in a workout, get ready (shower, dress, makeup, hair, etc.) without rushing, and spend some time chatting and/or watching the news. Working out always leaves me feeling energizing and good about myself, and making time for a little relaxation before driving off to work calms me down.

My morning routine continues into the beginning of my workday, where I eat some oatmeal, sip on coffee, check messages, and catch up on things in the internet world (like I’m doing right now!). It helps me feel settled and ready to take on the day!

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

I think..

You are right about getting enough sleep the night before.
I almost never get a decent amount of sleep (5 or more hours)

I also think a morning workout would be the best thing.

Thanks for sharing this!

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Leaving at 5.30... - tangerine_now
Untitled - K~
Ai caramba! - tangerine_now
Untitled - K~
Guess so - tangerine_now
True - K~
Hah! - tangerine_now

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

Your family...

probably loves getting a breakfast like this.

I could probably do this a couple of days for mine—and I will try that!

Thanks!

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andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

That 5:00- 5:50 time...

is probably really well-organized.

Also, what’s fake coffee? Decaf?

Thanks for sharing this!

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tikini wikini a fond farewell to 43Things

Aw ahaikunhoney

no need to feel bereft of glamour when you trail it around with you like a long floaty gossamer scarf the colors of the sky at dawn over the calmest of seas

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tikini wikini a fond farewell to 43Things

ha I knew it

the excessiveness of your life has such color and texture and fragrance

bath chambers indeed
and a large desk
love poems and a certain muse (beautiful muse)
... and so on…

what more could anyone want or hope for?

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Simon - whyofwhy@gmail.com isn't ungoogleable.

I have a complaint.

Fake coffee?!

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Simon - whyofwhy@gmail.com isn't ungoogleable.

The things we do for bums.

Once you have achieved your desired level of bum hotness, I hope you treat yourself to some decent coffee.

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Bedhead2 I'll miss all of you! Please stay in touch. All the best!

Current morning routine

M. wakes me up at about 6:15. Lately he has been giving me a massage on my legs and feet (to wake me up) and lots of kisses (to wake me up) and he tells me I’m beautiful (which is hard to believe!). Then he asks me to make him some cocoa which I go and do.
He makes fresh orange juice for me and leaves it on the table.

While I’m doing the cocoa I do something called “oil pulling”. Basically, I put a tablespoon of sesame oil in my mouth and swish it around for about 15 minutes! It’s good for all sorts of things (look it up online). After that…he goes to work and I mess around for a few hours online, shower and whatever else I want to do before going to work. Sometimes I just climb back in bed!

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

I will check out the oil...

thing. I’venever heard of that!!

Thanks!

Bedhead2 I'll miss all of you! Please stay in touch. All the best!

Sesame oil

I’m doing it right now. I really really like the effect it has. It gets your digestive system working well first thing in the morning. Also, it’s an ayurvedic remedy for getting rid of lines around the mouth! I don’t have any of those but a woman I know has minimized hers by doing this.

Taylor is going to miss 43 Things - find me at Popclogs

video

Catchy tune about oil-pulling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoT9nAHDOUs&feature=player_embedded

Bedhead2 I'll miss all of you! Please stay in touch. All the best!

I love that

She’s dancing around most of the time…and then you see some oil fly into her mouth….a little swish swish and then she spits it out quickly and dances some more!! :)
Very cute.

Taylor is going to miss 43 Things - find me at Popclogs

I thought you'd enjoy that

I don’t watch a lot of Bollywood stuff (other than NBC’s “Outsourced”) but I thought it was a lot of fun.

I’d like to see a similar treatment given to neti pots.

Bedhead2 I'll miss all of you! Please stay in touch. All the best!

I can see them doing that with neti pots~!

I have a friend that absolutely adores “Outsourced”. I have seen about 5 episodes, it’s really fun!!

(right now I’m watching The Wire-on DVD and loving it)

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

this made me laugh...

though i don’t think that’s what it was supposed to do.
“very simple.
very e-ffective.”

haha
i will still read this. I have heard of “ayurvedic’ on dr. oz, but don’t really understandit

renewalsh A Burchell's Coucal, like the one in my garden

BUM

Not being a morning person, this is a trail.

I often wake to the sounds of the TV, left on from my frequent 2am-5am stints of wakefulness.

DH brings me 1 or 2 cups of tea and the morning paper, which I read quickly.

Wake and lie sluggishly for a bit, then a lovely bathe and choosing a bright outfit.

Being a bit OCD, I COUNT every morning task and item.

Greet my helper who will interrupt me if I am a bit slow (so that she can fetch the laundry).

Once dressed and coiffed and made up, I make the LOOONG commute to my office (all of 20 seconds.)

There I do the morning sudoku and telephone my business partner, all the while looking out for the hadeda with a crippled leg.

I wait for funnygranny to walk over to my office and regale me with her plans for the day.

Then 43 things, thereafter tasks.

andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

This BUM...

seems pretty good to me! You seem to have good people around: the husband, the helper, funnygranny!

Thanks for sharing this!

My mornings are in a state of transition,

spending half of my mornings here and half with Mr. CT. When the move is done, I will finally have a BUM. For now, the home half is still good but if the whole acronym is used (BUMR) it is appropriate.

6am Hit snooze button once
6:10 Wake to snooze alarm and cats meowing, “Get off your ass and feed me.” Plus my alarm is set 22 minutes fast. Doing the math to figure out what time it really is, wakes me up.
6:15 feed cats, make coffee, feed cats
6:25 chant
7:00 turn on puter, catch up on emails, shops and panicked emails from the boss for last minute instructions she forgot to tell me about the day before.
8:00 start second cup of coffee, eat a banana, take vitamins, trip over packed boxes, curse, move boxes and do some stretching/exercise for lazy broads
8:30 shower, trip over cat while searching for a towel, dry and style hair, fard, tell my mirror’s reflection how gorgeous I am, get dressed.
9:15 head downstairs, scritch kitties and help them with their separation anxiety, explaining I have to work so I can buy cat food and shitty litter, take garbage out to the car, grab necessary items for work, gaze wistfully at the studio, wishing I could be there instead, drive around to the back of my building, deposit garbage, drive back to the front of the building, go back inside, fetch the item I forgot, go to work.

In about a month, this will all change. Not any more organized, but I’ll have a smile on my face for the commute.

tikini wikini a fond farewell to 43Things

you too?

..._ drive back to the front of the building, go back inside, fetch the item I forgot_…

my secret goal is to leave the house with everything I need – I’ll let you know next time that happens…!!!

It's the cost

of my brain being 5 thoughts ahead of what I’m doing. LOL

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andi_dufresne she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses

yes...

i think i’ll need 3 BUMS
and I want to do the same thing—have at least a little time for the ‘stuff i actually care about’!

Thanks for posting this!

tikini wikini a fond farewell to 43Things

the dogs

the dogs have a routine. The moment my breathing changes to indicate consciousness, they start nudging me.

Mr Dog heaves himself onto the bed, oft times grazing my legs in the process. He sighs a big old doggy throaty word or three and settles along legs to catch a second sleep.

Meanwhile Ms Dog alerts and watches me for further signs of wakefulness.

Eventually, sooner rather than later, I walk them about the forest, one at a time, and then come in and make coffee, or pour it if someone has made it already, and check my emails.

From that point onward, the day sort of scoops me up and into it.

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