Every morning my alarm (aka. Baby Luke) goes off at a different time. It’s usually around 7ish but occasionally, like yesterday, it went off at 5:30am! Prior to motherhood I was NOT a morning person (basically everyone knew don’t talk to me or expect me to do anything that requires brain function). But strangely now it’s become the hours that I love the most.
After his morning bottle, he likes to play by himself and then I jump in to my morning routine: tea pot on the stove, kitchen window blinds open, computer on and blogging here I come! We have a perfectly good office but instead every morning you’ll find me typing away at the kitchen table.
I always set up my laptop to face a bunch of windows so I can enjoy the soft morning light and sip my newest tea while answering comments on thesTORIbook and coming up with a new topic for the day. Many times I’ll look down and Luke has brought his (very many) toy cars into the kitchen and has parked them next to me. At least once during the morning I’ll feel his little hand tap me on the leg and let me know he wants to see what I’m doing (he thinks he’s my editor). After a quick review of my work and a slobbery, four-tooth grin – down he goes again to play. Yes, this is definitely me in a happy place!
My morning tea yesterday. I love German rock sugar from Teavana. It is a fun way to sweeten your tea without overpowering it and the best part – it is unprocessed. (For those of you readers in San Antonio they just opened a Teavana at The Shops at La Cantera).
My “office desk.” My dishes are Mikasa French Countryside.
I just won my sugar and creamer set on an eBay auction! I love the sugar caddies little scalloped edges.
Lovely little creamer with an adorable footed base.
My editor ready to proof-read.
How do you enjoy your mornings?
This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori.