My morning routine generally begins around 5:00 a.m. Mike and I are fairly early to bed...old people that we are. And then I'm generally up pretty early. When I was a teenager, I could easily sleep until noon, but now my body starts telling me it's time to get up and move those creaky joints. So, I get my coffee, check in on Facebook, play my word games, read my email, and write my blog post. By then, Mike is usually up, and so I make breakfast, and then do my slow stitching. And now...I'm doing a short exercise routine after my slow-stitching and before my shower. Oh yes, and let's not forget the part where I love up on my cat.
Also, I must suffer the disapproving gaze of Miss Short Tail, who yearns for the door to open. Here, she's using her pawsome powers of pawsuasion to encourage me to let her out.
So, that's probably more than you wanted to know about my morning routine. I only bring it up because I've noticed that if any one of those things is done out of order, it throws off everything else, including the rest of the day. And yesterday's routine was off because I inserted the need to make another state park reservation before writing my blog post. I might as well have gone back to bed then because the rest of the day was completely off. By day's end, I couldn't even remember how I'd spent my time.
Well. I'm happy to report that I did get my state park reservation accomplished. Our Great Lakes trip is shaping up nicely, and we're spending many a night in a state park. I'm kind of excited about all the stuff we're going to see. But getting back to yesterday, and trying to remember what happened, I did accomplish my slow-stitching...more than usual. I wanted to finish off the sugar shaker, and then I was close to finishing the rest, so I did.
Before I go, here's a little housekeeping item. I don't know about other people, but recently I've had problems leaving comments on some people's blogs. The comment section prompts me to "Sign in with Google," only I'm already signed in. I've tried signing out and signing in again, and I've tried other solutions to no avail. Yesterday my friend Pat from Amity Quilter and I tried an experiment. She changed her comment setting to a "pop-up window," and that solved the problem at my end. I checked my own settings, and I already had my comments set for a pop-up window. You might want to check your own settings. It's pretty simple, and here's a screen shot:
Go to your settings, scroll down to "Comments." Right at the top, change your "comment location" to "Popup window," and that should solve the problem for the rest of us. Yeah, I know...Blogger. I happen to like the Blogger platform, but sometimes it can be frustrating. And who knows why or how this changed? Certainly not me.
Okay, so after we've met with the insurance guy, we need to head to the grocery store, and then the day will be my own again. There was no progress on my challenge quilt yesterday, but I'm hoping to get some done today.