|Maia dispensing advice.|
Rituals. That's what I am thinking about. Those things I do in the same way, day after day, just because it...it feels right. We're not talking about OCD, although I do have some tendencies. I do like order, so let's start at the beginning of the day:
|The key was attached to the bottom of the can.|
|I had to put this ancient photo|
in because I had one on of these.
A lightening bolt struck it dead.
2. Morning computer time. I have always been the first to get up in the morning. I love my alone time, and this brief period starts with that cup of coffee in front of the computer. I don't care how little sleep it may mean, I simply must carve out 30 minutes to check email, Facebook, weather...whatever. I could do it on the phone, but I enjoy sitting in front of the aging desktop. It seems to whine louder each day, and baby, please hold on a little longer.. Before the computer, it was listening to the radio (NPR). Now I can do both.
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4. Removing the bra after work. Enough said.
5. A glass of wine while making dinner. This doesn't happen every night, less so now that there are only two of us and meals together are fewer, but when I make dinner for those I love, I love a glass of red. I turn on NPR (I am a sustaining member.), take a sip, and cooking just doesn't seem a chore
|This is rather obscene photo of|
Rory "cuddling" with Joli a couple
of summers ago. I just had to add
it for visual interest.
6. An evening cuddle with the dog. I can't speak for others, but a cuddle with my canine is extremely good for my soul. No one enjoys my cooking (dry kibble) and my arrival home quite like Rory. Do my daughters dance in circles on their hind legs? Do they give me wet sloppy kisses? The dog is allowed on one piece of furniture in the house--the downstairs sofa. When I deposit my weary bottom on said surface, he hops up beside me and literally groans with pleasure. This dog has put up with me for nine years. That is longer than any other male in my life, with the exception of my brother and father--extended family not included.
Normally I would go on to an uneven number because I am entranced with 3's and 5's and any multiple thereof, but I think that tonight I will stop at an even 6. I'm tired. The dog is waiting. And I am looking forward to my final ritual--a chapter or two before I go to sleep.
|And you thought I forgot.|