From Ann of McGuffy’s Reader:
“The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts!”
And away we go! Here are this week’s statements with my fill-ins:
1. The first thing I think about in the morning is… Coffee!
We have two coffee pots – a Keurig plus a ‘regular’ KitchenAid one that I set up the night before, so it starts brewing at the same time the alarm is set for, so that when we get downstairs the coffee is freshly brewed and hot. It also makes sure I don’t dilly-dally upstairs, as the smell of fresh brewed coffee always wafts upstairs as I’m getting ready for my day – even the smell makes me happy, and ready to go downstairs to pour a steaming cup.
We use the Keurig mostly on the weekends, since I don’t pre-set the coffee pot as there’s usually no alarm on the weekends. That way we can enjoy a fresh (fast) hot cup of coffee while waiting for the other pot to do its thing. And it comes in handy if the hubby has gotten up earlier than me on the weekends (like he usually does – but he makes up the difference by taking a nap in the afternoon) and if it’s been a couple of hours since he ‘pushed the button’, I’d rather not drink coffee that’s been sitting in the pot all that time. Fresh is best!
I usually only end up having one or two cups a day – the hubby, on the other hand, can polish off the whole pot solo, since he drinks way more coffee than I do. I learned early on I happen to be one of those annoying ‘morning person’ people – cheerful and ready for the day, even before coffee. But I learned early on that I best not speak to anyone who isn’t a morning person like I am, at least not until they’ve had their first cup of coffee – like the hubby.
I also thought this was funny, and I can relate:
2. The last thing I think about before sleep is… Usually it’s a breakdown of what I need to get done the next day, like a mental list. But more often, I’m calculating how much sleep I’ll get if I fall asleep right away, and based on what time the alarm will be invading my dreams.
3. I am looking forward to… Next week both kids are on Spring Break, so there’s a reduction in the self-administered strict daily schedule. It’s too bad the hubby already had his spring break last week – it would have been fun to do something as a family, but instead I’m the mean mom and taking them to doctor appointments during spring break…heh!
4. I am so pleased… the weather is getting warmer daily. The next few days should see less rain and more sunshine, which also makes me pleased.
Now it’s time to Celebrate the Small Things! I’m joining in this fun blog hop to join some awesome bloggy friends and meet new ones – click on the badge for more information and if you’d like to play along, too!
This week I’m celebrating that in spite of Little Dude’s ADHD, ODD and Sleep Disturbances, he’s shown great progress in school (especially after having to switch schools mid-year because of the move) so our Parent/Teacher conference on Wednesday was a much more pleasant meeting than anticipated.
He’s still testing his limits with his new teacher and classmates with some behavioral issues, but luckily his teacher has a son with ADHD, so she knows how to reign him in effectively when necessary. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – teachers really do make a difference!
I’m also (still) celebrating the fact that a recipe I entered in a contest ended up being a finalist! I submitted a recipe “Kahlua Glazed Black Russian Boozy Cake” – the deadline for voting is coming up on Monday, so if you could pretty please take a minute to go vote for my recipe, I’d be forever in your debt!
The finalists have been posted here: http://nancyberland.com/recipes/
Please and thank you!
That’s a wrap! Hope you join in the fun! Check out the other Friendly Fill-Ins participants and join in if you feel the urge for some fun!
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