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Discussion in 'Chatty Pad' started by bestcee, Sep 8, 2021.
I hear you! Nick's alarm goes off at 5am and he doesn't always hit it fast enough for me.
I'm horrible at getting dressed in the morning. I love that it's a habit for you!
Yeah, I totally get this. I try not to, because it tends to put me in a bad/anxious mood.
What a great habit!
That's awesome! I'm not good at this at all.
I love this image. This is an apt description for me too.
That's a great habit to have!
That sounds like a lovely start to the day.
Yeah, I wasn't sure either so I skipped that part!
I feel you! Same here - which is why breakfast for me is usually after I get my kid out the door.
Do you have year round allergies? Or just seasonal?
Do you still get a physical paper? We have digital except for the weekend.
Yep! Here too. I skipped that step, but it's my first too. Even before the bathroom step!
@bestcee - year-round & seasonal. Things like dust set me off, as do strong perfumes, and grass. I also have contact allergies to certain perfumes & scents, as well as to grass. So no fabric softener sheets or cheap skin scrubs/exfoliators. No rolling in the grass, or even sitting in it. Strong candles sometimes cause the instant headache and throat tightening. Certain flowering trees in spring. Fraiser fir Christmas trees. Those strong smells get me.
I have used essential oils with just a few reactions. Lemongrass is definitely a no!! Lavender only in small amounts. I once put a bunch in a diffuser and woke up with an itchy reaction on my face. I once spend a week in a hotel where they must have been spraying the sheets with perfume each day. I broke out in itchy spots all over my entire body, including my head. It was bad.
Why didn't you say anything when you snuck in and took my picture???! I would have given you coffee. LOL
I could have written 90% of the post as well! I grew up being miserable in the spring and the month of August and it was always called "hay fever". My mom was tested for allergies in her 40's and had to take allergy shots for awhile. As I got older I noticed that things bothered me. When Mom was tested perfume smells were bad for her so I stopped wearing perfume as well and it wasn't long before I noticed that those smells bothered me. And, walking through a candle aisle in a store.....eeek! I have only found one scented candle brand that I can use and that is hardly ever. We also quit using dryer sheets when Mom was bad. I tried unscented after she died but believe me, they aren't unscented at all. So no dryer sheets for me.
Lavender essential oil gives me headaches so a no-no for me. I also have trouble with cleaning and have to wash my hands when dusting every couple of minutes because my eyes itch when doing it and I want to rub them. So this summer I did one of those at home allergy tests just to see if what I suspected (house dust allergy) was an allergy for me. Well, guess what... Both types of house dust are bad for me. Another really bad one for me is walnut trees and my neighbors have 4 walnut trees that sit right to the west of my house. No wonder why I was miserable this spring. It also said rye grass and ragweed for me. Right now is ragweed season so I've been staying inside as much as possible.
I also started watching the pollen counts at pollen.com and keeping a diary of how I feel on there. Will be interesting to see how it shakes out after a year. I'm taking an OTC allergy med for now. If I'm really bad again next spring/summer I might have to see a specialist. I'm just hoping the changes I've made will help me in the long run.
I did some heavy duty cleaning in July and I looked so funny doing it. Gloves and mask on. I didn't have to take breaks as often by wearing them. So from now on whenever I clean anything I'll be masked up with gloves on (there is one room the cleaning lady doesn't clean so I have to do it).
Love this re the coffee station.. just like a hotel room.. that always makes me happy when we travel
The very first thing I do is put on my glasses so that I can see my phone and listen to the audio message my boyfriend leaves for me every day on his way to work.
Then I pee (#thisiswhat40islike) before making sure both kids are awake and getting ready for school (if it's a weekday). If it's a weekend, my son will be awake and my daughter will not be when I get up so I will wander out to the great room to see about breakfast.
Bathroom, feed dogs (I get food ready while hubby takes the dogs out), make bed, get dressed and go to my desk for work (work from home) by 7:00 AM.
It's alot easier to do everything since I am working from home.
Same thing every morning...
let the dogs out to pee (and then my turn)
put the bird food out on the back porch
take my thyroid med
get my coffee, take a few sips
feed the pup (the older dog likes to wait til lunchtime to eat)
sit at the kitchen counter and read a few pages of book until pup needs to go out
back onto my stool to continue reading and drinking coffee for awhile
Every single morning except Sunday.
I like my routine.
Start a load of laundry.
Put clean dishes away.
Put any dirty dishes that made it into the sink after I went to bed (teen and adult kids - ugh!) in dishwasher.
Make breakfast for the kids.
I put on my glasses. I have 20/800 vision so I can't see anything without them. I then go to the bathroom, pop in to say Hi to my son who will be doing virtual schooling or making music. He gets up between 5 and 7 AM, so he's up before me. I have issues sleeping and staying asleep so my schedule fluctuates a lot. I take my medicine, go get a drink and then check texts.
This is so adorable! I love it! What a keeper.
I bet! How long did your commute used to be?
That must be a comfortable stool!
My thought: You must have a lot of laundry to do it everyday! Then I remembered - You have a lot of people in your home.
Oh wow! I thought I had an early bird, but yours is much earlier!
He got up at 3:30 the last few days!
Get my clothes on and start waking up the kids for virtual classes and make breakfast for the youngest. If it's the weekend, I get on my computer first and check emails/messages.
That's so early!
Does he go to bed early? Or not sleep much?
He goes to bed at 10 at the very latest but usually 9 to 9:30. We had a storm one night and I think it made him anxious so he did not sleep well. He said this morning he "slept in" until five. He says he doesn't like sleeping in too much as it wastes his day.
@bestcee - Yes! I must do at least 1 load every day or else it just gets out of hand way too quickly!