Dh and I both work full time. Most mornings I need to leave the house at 7:30am, sometimes a bit later. We usually try and get up nice and early so we don't have to rush.
When the alarm goes off in the morning. Dh turns it off and I turn on the lamp in the bedroom. We then get up, dh gets himself sorted, makes the bed then usually goes straight to his office to work.
I like to try and be calm and quiet in the morning. For me, it starts the day off right and lets me collect my thoughts. I have a busy and sometimes stressful job so I enjoy a quiet time before the day starts in earnest. During the winter months i only have lamps on in the mornings to provide a gentler light that is easier on the eyes. Sometimes, if I don't have the lamps on I will put the hall light on and let the residual light lights every room a little. I don't have the tv or the radio on in the mornings. At the weekend or if I'm working late occasionally Il put it on radio 4 late morning but never first thing.
I make breakfast and sort lunches for us both and make us both a proper coffee, our treat to start the day:) Dh had breakfast in his office so I go somewhere quiet to eat, usually with a book or 1940s magazine if there's time. In the summer if I'm not in a rush I'll eat on the decking outside.
I always try and leave a tidy house. I'm more of a morning person so it's easier for me to get jobs done early so if I don't feel like much after work I don't have to force myself and can just relax.
Today I have woken up to a misty frozen fog! My washing outside is frozen solid. Dh and I have just had honey toast and a coffee and I'm about to start the ironing. I work late today so I'll get everywhere spick and span this morning, go for a walk up the lane (2 miles) then come back before getting ready for work.
I'd love to hear how anyone else starts their day?
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