This has been a really busy summer for a number of both personal and work reasons. Yes, I love it! There have been some challenges and that is what living is all about.
I was thinking this morning of the events in the day I have really come to value, which includes my early morning 35 minute walk, (listening to a non-fiction book, normally on a subject I normally wouldn’t read about) outside bike ride on may bike and then I go to ATC (Around the Clock) fitness to ride the stationary bike for 35 minutes while I read the daily papers (Commercial Appeal and WSJ, except I add the NY Times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and listen to music on my ancient iPods The three “gumstick” iPods are at least 6 years old and appear to still have a strong battery. Thank goodness, because it costs more than they are worth to replace the battery! I found that the new “shuffle” iPods are near as good as the original “gumstick” ones are.
Then I have my 27 minute nap (why 27 minutes, I don’t know) and then, weather permitting, I sit out on the wonderful patio and work as I listen to the wind blow through the woods in back of my house.
Small pleasures but essential! Then I eat my oatmeal and blueberries and head off for work.
I don’t have any similar rituals at night, or even during the day, except for my coffee, so that is probably one reason I treasure the early morning hours and keep waking up earlier and earlier!