When asked if I’m a morning person or a night person, my answer is probably neither. I’m definitely not a night person at all, but I’m also not the type of person that jumps out of bed in the morning with boundless energy. I do, however, sort of enjoy the morning routine that I’ve fallen into.
I actually get up about 20 minutes earlier than I really need to, so I can leisurely get started on my day without rushing around like a crazy woman. That said, because I don’t workout in the morning, I still get to sleep in a bit. I read how other people get up at 4 something and that’s just not going to happen. At least not voluntarily. 7:15 seems much more manageable. (I have to be at work by 9.)
By 8, I’m showered, dressed and Murphy is let out and fed and I get breakfast cooking along with a cup of coffee.
Because we were spending way too much money on K-cups, we recently went back to ground coffee and are using the reusable K-cup to brew it. I miss the ease of the K-cups, to tell you the truth. Environmentally non-friendly and all. And by “we,” I mean “me” because I am the primary coffee drinker in the house, though Jason drinks it sometimes. I also get very excited if my L mug is clean. We have a J mug too, which I also use sometimes, but I’m happier if I’m using the L mug. Is that weird?
I’ve been stuck in an egg sandwich breakfast rut for several years now. It just tastes good to me and usually keeps me full until lunchtime. It’s really very easy to make because I just microwave some egg whites (sometimes I use egg beaters, sometimes real eggs).
I spray this little tupperware dish with cooking spray and pour the egg whites inside and microwave for 1:30. The secret is that you have to stop the microwave after a minute, let the eggs sit, and then do the additional 30 seconds. If you do it all together, you’ll have an egg explosion in the microwave. Trust me on this one.
I use different types of bread for my sandwiches – sometimes regular bread, sometimes sandwich things, sometimes tortillas. I usually spread the bread with some Laughing Cow cheese, plop the egg patty on top, douse with hot sauce and I’m good to go.
I spend the next 15-20 minutes enjoying my breakfast and catching up on emails, Facebook and blogs before leaving for work.
Do you have a morning routine?