So Day 2 of this exercise in the morning experiment is off to a good start. We both got up this morning, and can we just pause for a moment and reaffirm that 5 a.m. is freakin' early. And dark. I don't normally see the darkside of dawn. I think the last time was way back when I was pulling all-nighters to cram for finals.
Okay, yeah, so it's early and we're both up tottering around our respective homes and after convincing each other we're actually awake at that hour and alive, we went on to do our thing. I did my yoga again and she took a walk.
The taking a walk thing sounds tempting, especially since Fall is just an awesome time to be out. I walk with my mom and enjoy it when I visit her in Oregon. But walking here is a different story. First there's the whole population density thing and then there's the fact that about 75% of our neighborhood is made up of immigrants...who drive. I use the term loosely.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not implying all immigrants are lousy drivers, some are quite good, it's just the others. You know, the ones that think a left turn should be made from the far left lane...the one with the oncoming traffic.
Getting from my house to the freeway in the mornings is like running a gauntlet; it's even worse when it's drop-off time at the elementary school around the corner. Once I hit the freeway the stress of driving changes, at least now we're all going in the same direction.
I tried calling mom this morning. It's her birthday. Happy birthday, mom. Her line was busy so she's either online or on the phone. So instead I cooked breakfast. I think Sweetie (we haven't figured out what to call him online yet) could get used to that in a hurry. The cats are still confused by the whole new routine thing but they'll get over it soon enough.
Okay, speaking of Sweetie, can we agree that machine gun fire and 6 a.m. do not go together? Sweetie tends to play PC games while he's waiting for files to upload for work and he got a new game yesterday. So I jammed my iPod in my ears and discovered that I don't really have any mellow morning kinda music, so I spent the better part of my time this morning listening to the samples from the Austin City Limits playlist at the iTunes store.
I'll let you know what I end up downloading, but for now it's time for me to get ready for work.