The best part of waking up is coffee in my cup. It doesn't have to be Folgers to please me. This morning, I'm having a pumpkin spice blend from the Fresh Market. It is delightful!
As a young girl, I used to beg my parents for a few extra minutes in the bath when it was over. I wanted to lay back, close my eyes, and say "Ahhh Aveeno" due to a popular commercial at the time. I liked the idea of having the time to sit back and savor peace and relaxation.
Regardless of what I actually have to do in order to get ready for a day, I always try to give myself extra time in the morning. In fact, I rarely ever give myself any less than an hour from the time I get up until the time I need to be on my way to where I'm going.
When living with my parents, I had a green lazy boy chair that I would go to every morning. With my cup of coffee and perhaps some other breakfast item, I would sit there savoring the morning happily in my chair. Due to this habit, my parents graciously allowed me to take the chair with me.
I now sit in my seat on a sofa in the morning. But the idea is the same. I like to simply sit and enjoy the morning. Why have a day that is rushed from the start? I showered last night. My outfit for the day is picked out. The dogs have been fed and gone over to lay in their respective beds. I had my savory cup of pumpkin spice coffee plus an english muffin. And here I am simply loving the fact that there are still at least 20 glorious minutes left before I need to leave.
Granted, I get this extra time here because I only live 5 minutes from where I work, and I do not need to be there until around 8 am. So, it isn't too bad at all. However, no matter what type of commute I have, I still make time for my ahhh Aveeno morning.