The Cat Ate My Plant

Musings from a woman, wife, and mother

Morning Mama part 1 September 20, 2012

Filed under: random musings — thecatatemyplant @ 11:21 pm
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I am a night owl. I have been for as long as I can remember. In high school, I used to stay up until 1am every night to listen to a radio program that was broadcast out of California. That was knowing I had to be dressed and at school in 7 hours. Or, 6 hours if I was taking the bus.

Since having kids this has become a problem. Although they sleep in until at least 7 (thanks, kids!) I don’t get my energy until 3 or 4. So I’m sucking down caffeine like there is no tomorrow. Soda, specifically. Diet soda. I know!

With my mother recently moving in with us, we are all working on new habits and schedules.  She is also a night owl so she picked the right place to settle! I’ve decided to take this opportunity to adjust my sleep patterns…new habits and all of that. The first to tackle, is being a night owl. That’s right, I’m going to go to bed early! (and yes, it’s 11pm here)

Moneysavingmom.com had a great series called Making The Most of Your Mornings which I’ve been following and tomorrow night, it’s happening.  Tonight, I’ve made my list of my top five six must-dos.

1) Lay out my clothes for tomorrow

2) Kitchen cleaned up (this one will be *mostly* done tomorrow)

3) To-Do list for the next day

4) Quick House clean-up

5) Diaper/snack bags packed for the next day

6) Walk/run or other exercise

I’ll be honest, in the interest of time, not all of these will be happening tonight. My bedtime goal is midnight which seems late, but really isn’t so bad.  So, I’m off to finish my must-do list so I can go to bed. I’ll let you know how this goes!

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