Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Friday, March 7, 2014

From Breakfast to Munchies!

If you are trekking with me on this journey, then you might be interested in my daily schedule.  I am forging a new daily schedule, which goes something like this:

Arise early --may not be as early as you, but for me it is early enough.  I usually put on the tea pot to heat or make a pot of coffee.  

I am making a new habit of eating breakfast on my patio.  We live on the second floor and it is a cozy place to take in the morning air, read, study, and, maybe, do some sketching for 10 minutes. (My sketches are occasionally posted on my other blog, where I share my art and my writing.) I fully enjoy this beginning of my morning. 

Either on the patio, if the weather permits, or back at my desk, I start with a little more study, and checking email, making sure this does not take up too much time from the desired purpose of the morning--writing!
Writing projects include blogging, which keeps my writing skills exercised and polished.  I, again, have to govern myself to not get too much into blogging as to neglect the focused writing projects sitting on my plate. 

11:30 to 12ish 
About this time, hubby usually walks into my little office (actually the dining room area set up just for me), and says, "How about lunch?"  Now, he's really good, since he is not asking me if I am fixing something, just if I feel hungry yet and what are we going to eat and which one of us is going to fix it?   He often prepares the meal since he likes to cook.  We usually then catch up on news listening to the noon TV coverage as we prepare and eat. 

Afternoon is dedicated to these things in this priority order:
Art/Illustration projects
Personal errands

Except for one day a week, when my daughter and my grandsons spend the afternoon with us.

Afternoon break--go for a walk

Dinner prep and watching the evening news.  After this I usually spend time with hubby, talking, playing a game, or watching old reruns of MASH for comic relief to wind down.

8:00 - 11:00
Evening can be dedicated to an evening out, more writing, some sewing, or a movie.  And we don't forget the late evening munchies--hubby likes munchies!! 


  1. I just wish I could sleep until 7:30!! I'm lucky to make it to 6 and lucky to stay awake past 10 pm!! Naps on the couch interfere with nighttime sleep, I guess! I love the idea of breakfast on the patio! Lovely!

  2. Sounds like a great day. Breakfast on the patio is a great way to start the day :)