Monday, October 27, 2014

A Quotidian Post

Mondays are the only days that I have some sort of a self imposed routine.  Change the sheets, water the plants, quick vacuum, straighten up. 
Actually, after writing that sentence, I suddenly realized that Mondays are not really the only days I have a sort of routine.  
Humph, wait a minute, isn’t my whole life routine? 

          regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure

That’s how the dictionary describes the word routine. 

Hey, now that I am thinking about it, I do do the same things at the same time every day.

6:30 a.m.:
  • ·      Get up, grab my laptop, go into the kitchen 
  • ·      Take my medication (nothing serious) put the kettle on.

While drinking my tea in my “Contigo” stainless steel mug with the green top I:
  • ·      Check my e-mail. (why? I don’t know.  I never, ever get any personal e-mails)
  • ·      Go onto Facebook.
  • ·      Check to see if I have any Words with Friends moves to make.
  • ·      Play my 5 lives worth of Candy Crush.
  • ·      Read some of my favorite blogs. 

After I finish my tea I:
  • ·      Make the bed.

Then, while I’m still in whatever I have worn to bed, (not really pi’s, but like sweat pants and a tee shirt) I:
  • ·      Put on my gray Keen’s with the orange striped shoe laces
  • ·       Get on the treadmill for 30-40 minutes and listen to my book. 

After my “workout” things kind of loosen up a bit.  
By loosen up I mean that after I have adhered to the “strict” standards of my morning, there remain things that I absolutely do every day.  But, I don’t necessarily do them in the same order or at the same time.  
I know, I’m such a rebel that way. 

So, today, I strayed a little from my conventional morning.  It’s 9:11 a.m.  Ordinarily, I would have been one quarter of the way through my tread/listening. 

I wonder what effect this untraditional start of the day might have on the rest of my “Monday, but now I realize it’s actually my everyday”, regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure  routine. 

As you might have guessed from the title of this post,  I referred to to look up the word “routine”. 

I could score big on WWF with that one!


  1. Your shoes sound cool. I like a splash of orange in shoes. I don't own any like that, but I wish I did.

    1. Nah, my walking shoes aren’t that cool, but they are comfortable. I do have a pair of sparkly purple slippers though. :)

  2. There's something about a morning routine that helps set us up for the day. It's like our brains need the habit. I read that somewhere (I forget where). Try not doing your morning routine one morning, and I bet you'll feel out of sorts all day.

    1. Once I got into my Monday routine, I became a little obsessive about completing all of the tasks on my list.
      Even though I got a little off track today, I still managed to get it all done. I can certainly understand the theory of feeling out of sorts if a routine is upset.

  3. Routines are good things, I think! I know you are retired, but routines are great if one is still working :)


    1. Yes, we are retired. I guess everyone falls into some sort of routine. It just seems to happen.

  4. I think I'd be better off if I held myself to some routine. I think I'd get more done!

    1. It is true for sure. When I stick to a routine I am much more productive.