I’ve been on vacation for about 2 weeks, visiting my family in Ontario, attending a very special wedding, and having adventures of sorts! There will be more allusions to that in the coming weeks. But this Sunday morning I want to focus on something that hit me quite hard this morning.
Because we got an extra hour today, which I did not use to sleep, I was up quite early. My Kakuro book was beside my bed and I solved 2 puzzles. I got up and worked a bit in my room – there are areas there that annoy me more now that I’ve been away for a few weeks.
Finally, I got around to making my morning coffee – a routine I’ve missed terribly. I love my morning coffee! Definitely a pro!
THEN… I mosied on down to the computer and started playing FreeCell. This is one of the time-wasters that has snuck in to the routine of my day. Definitely a con!
I think one of my challenges this week is going to be to identify the “routines” that keep me from doing what I really want to be doing! And more often, those insidious little time-wasting routines keep me from doing what I really ought to be doing.
As I create this post I’m listening to a CD by the group Avalon. One of the hymns has the line “Morning by morning His mercies I see” Sadly, that isn’t one of my morning routines. I think it should be. I would like it to be.
Today I begin to slip back into the routines of “the usual”. This is a good time to evaluate the “usual” through new eyes and tweak it as needed.
Enjoy your Sunday!
(I’m glad to be back!)