I am not a morning person. I blame this on my constant education and genes(my Dad is not a morning person either) From what I can remember, I have always been studying and been surrounded by books. Late nights and last minute cramming sessions have made me a habitual late riser. On days when I am working in the lab I have to be up by 7 a.m. which is ordinary for others but not me. I am groggy and sleepy for about two hours and only at about 10 a.m. I am my normal self.
This morning I was up early and done making breakfast at 7, the sun was just rising and the air was fresh. Although it was super muggy, I am not going to complain. I watered my plants, the lettuce and the basil. I had two thoughts I could either close the door, sit on the couch and watch the shows I had recorded on my DVR or I could keep the door open, get my breakfast and enjoy a fresh solitary breakfast.I did just that and enjoyed it. I am simply amazed at how simple things like sitting in isolation with my thoughts and food can be so relaxing.
I noticed that my Basil and lettuce have started growing really well.
The lettuce has gone from this
And the basil,
This reminded me of my vacation mornings as a child. Whenever we went out on vacations, my Mum would grab hold of my brother and me and take us on a walk to appreciate nature. We played with calves and baby sheeps’ ( whom my brother fondly called Yuki), plucked flowers, played in the middle of nowhere with our parents.
I fondly remember those memories and hope to create some with my kids someday. While I enjoyed my breakfast this morning, this is precisely what I felt.
Since food was one of the element of this fantastic morning, let me show you my breakfast. I enjoyed two slices of a local bakery bread that I have been seeing at Earthfare. It is amazing. So I slathered some dark chocolate almond butter on one with some pure maple syrup and a cooked egg with hot sauce on the other.
In other news I am feeling 100% better today, of course I missed two days at work. But I am fresh and ready now.
This meant no running today. I was scheduled for my Week 2 Day 2 of C25K today. No worries I’ll do it tomorrow.
Q. Are you a morning person?
Q. If you work from home, how do you manage to stay focused? I tried to work when I was home for the past two days. I mean I had no deadlines or any compulsion to work, but I was really bored from not doing anything. However as soon as I started working I was majorly distracted by blogs. Oh and not to forget the constant kitchen tours I was making…I am happy I’ll be back to the lab tomorrow 🙂