When I was a kid, I used to get up pretty early…not obscenely early, but pretty early every day of the week. I always got up well before my brother on weekends as well as weekdays. Most days I walked out to the living room and leaned up against my Mom on the couch. I wouldn’t say cuddle exactly…anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fan of physical contact with other people. I am not a hugger and I still really dislike even shaking hands with people. So, I am not a cuddler, but I did enjoy “lean time” with my Mom in the mornings. Not sure why I am weird that way, but their you are. Anyhow, both of my parents got up at obscenely early hours for work stuff. Dad was usually off to work and Mom and I would sort of just chill together. As I got older, I loved to watch the Today show, and especially Willard Scott. I still want him to announce my name when I turn 100.
As a younger kid, I watched “Lost in Space” every day. It came on around 6:30 am and was, of course, black and white. It was that time period when I was probably most clearly defined as a morning person. I ate four slices of toast almost every morning and watched that show. That time is a great morning memory.
I guess from the time I was 18 until…well…now, I was neither here nor there on mornings. I still am an early riser, but I held no real opinion on mornings. I guess mornings grew into a warm-neutral. Recently, though, I have come to really enjoy my early mornings once again. I get up before 6 am and cook breakfast while Emily is in the shower and the kids are still asleep. I drink some coffee and read the overnight garbage that my news readers gather. The house is quiet and so are my thoughts.
About the time everyone starts to bumble around, I head outside to care for my hens. The chickens always hear me crack the door and know I am coming with fresh grains or green tomatoes or an apple core or two. They cluck my way to the coop which is a great help. My eyes are rarely on my path lately though as the sunrises have been amazing! I have been treated to some incredible displays the last few weeks. Timing like that won’t last long, but for right now, it’s just another wonderful part of my morning routine!