Today as I opened my sleepy eyes & thought its best I get ready for my day, I lay for a second or two longer and thought…same old routine… Which led me to think a little more…does everyone stick to the same routine day in & day out? I realise those with young children would have a different regime than I but it wouldn’t it be nice to do something just a little different?
- Alarm by way of my mobile rings out its glorious wake up tune next to me (though some mornings I need a 21 gun salute to do the job)
- Me ‘Ugh’ time to get up (do I really have too? Just another 5 minutes my inner self tells me).
- Press off stupid, annoying, inconsiderate alarm (look at time & realise I don’t have just another 5 minutes).
- Feet onto floor, slippers on and grab dressing gown (yes the mornings are still cold over here).
- Open draw to retrieve knickers and bra (wouldn’t it be nice not to have to bother occasionally?)
- Stagger with eyes half open to the en-suite and turn the heater on (I don’t like the cold).
- Still staggering into the family room & put main heater for the house on (Damn didn’t put the timer on).
- Toilet time (ok so no need for details here).
- Open shower door, turn on taps, wait…wait..dressing gown off, singlet and knickers off, slippers kicked off (Not the time to look in the mirror).
- Weigh myself (Scary but necessary ..it’s a ritual I do every morning..tells me if I can or cannot eat for the day).
- Step into shower..damn it’s hair wash day again ( yep every 2nd day it’s the wash).
- Shower shampoo, conditioner (shave any necessary bits that have been left purposefully unattended due to the weather being cold and I’m pretty much covered up any-ways).
- Grab specific hair drying towel and wrap head in turban. Grab body towel – larger & commence the onerous process of drying every nook & cranny (believe me it is a process).
- Out of shower, bra and knickers (yes clean) are donned & back goes the dressing gown for warmth (I really do not like the cold).
- Stares at the face looking back at me in the mirror (not a pretty sight) .
- Cleans and flosses teeth (fresh mouth starts to wake me up).
- Grabs make-up bag to start the arduous task at hand of applying the face (seems to be getting a longer process with every year).
- Concealer, foundation, eye liner, mascara, lipstick (looking more human now..oh to be one of those women who have the flawless complexion without a scrap of anything applied).
- Walk into robe & decide what to wear for the day (Melbourne weather…need to be prepared for anything)
- Dress, put shoes on (thankfully only a 5 minutes decision whether it’s pants or dress, or skirt & top).
- Back into en-suite for the ‘doo’ to be created (well not so much created just done & look reasonable)
- Turban ripped off, grab hair-dryer and brush, squirt product & shimmy through hair (have to get some sort of body into it).
- Pick up bra & knickers from floor which sometimes have looped themselves over the handle of the vanity unit (not done on purpose but I’m still amazed I have done it)
- Toss said items into laundry basket (hmm & look at the insurmountable load that needs washing).
- Into kitchen grab a drink and take the 100mg of aspirin (if I remember..to ward off arthritis pain).
- Yell good-bye to daughter (that is if she is out of bed).
- Get into car for the drive to work (wishing that it was a Saturday or a Sunday…or that I didn’t have to work at all!).
- My day has begun (the routine is over till the next day that is).
Tomorrow I have a day off work.
BUT Maybe on Monday I shall put the radio on REAL LOUD and dance around the kitchen …just to change it up a bit… you know Gangnam style…maybe..
PIC COURTESY OF GOOGLE
It HAS to be the week-end when you feel you are out of your routine.. last Saturday Mr S and I were walking around the Supermarket and a Van Morrison song was playing. I started to dance down the isle (not gangnam but definately not walking) An older gentleman was walking towards us..and I thought “Nup I’m not going to stop”. He had the broadest grin on his face and said to Mr S as we passed. “You’ve got a good one there”.. to which Mr S laughed and said “I know & (hand motioning that I’d had a drink or 2)..which I hadn’t , we all laughed.. so yes BRING ON THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!