Do you have one? Does it change with the seasons? Does your day get off to a really rough start if something gets in the way and alters your ritual?
How about an evening ritual - do you have one of those too?
When I was a workin' gal my morning ritual was automatic. I actually think I slept through it, zombie style, on many occasions.
Now I can go into it with a bit more thought because I have more time but it seems as though that might be the rub. Too much time.
First up is a seasonal one. I put the thermostat back up to "normal" so we don't freeze in place during the day. Next, eye drops and OTC stuff - vitamins, aspirin and calcium. Then Augie's food and water.
Don't talk to me during this run because then I'll forget something important and everything is important!
Now I can cruise until it's time to get dressed. I've showered and brushed my teeth, don't fret.
The only hitch in getting dressed is when I apply deodorant. It is crucial that application takes place after upper undies and before lower undies. I have left the house sans deodorant before so there can be no distractions during this process. Sorry if that's too much information for some of you but you asked. Wait . . you didn't?
As I sit here sharing this fascinating info with you, I just realized I have some nightly rituals as well. Aren't you glad I'm not finished yet?
Coffee must be made for the next morning. Petey and I share that one except when we don't. "I thought you made the coffee." "No, dear (that's me), don't you remember, honey, you said you'd do it."
Then a pillow must be placed in front of the glaring blue lights that belong to the router so that I don't see them all night long. Yes, they're in another room and, yes, we close our bedroom door but I CAN STILL SEE THEM!!!
I'm also in charge (because it only affects me and my OCD) of leaving the remote at the computer desk so when I sit down in the morning all I have to do is stretch my arm out just a teeny-tiny bit for it as opposed to getting up and walking all the way over to the coffee table for it. It's not because I'm lazy I just like to save steps.
Have I over-shared? Was this one a bit creepy or do you also have weirdo things you simply must do to make life worth living?
OMG! I'm fully dressed, make-up applied, etc. and I just checked and I forgot deodorant!!! See what you did - it's all your fault!