Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Good Morning

Good morning. I love mornings. Every morning I put on the kettle and make myself a little pot of tea. While I wait for the kettle to boil, I like to go out on the deck just for a moment, weather permitting, and breathe in some fresh air, look at the woods, and listen to the birds.
Then I pour my tea into a mug and settle in my favorite chaise lounge, with my journal , bible, and some other inspirational book. I love my morning routine.

But....we have to get back into our routine of walking first thing in the morning. We keep putting it off, but starting next week, my lovely routine will be disturbed by the need to get healthy! Health will win out over comfort.
Once we get outside and start our walk I always love it because it feels good to get my old body moving, the air is fresh and I love that morning stillness before everyone is awake, but when the alarm goes off at 6:30, there's always the desire just to sleep a little longer.
I really do love mornings though. How about you? Are you a morning person?
Rhondi xo


33 comments:

  1. Rhondi, I'm a morning person in the summer, when the mornings are light and bright. In the winter.......I'm a bear. I hibernate!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good Morning!
    I love my morning routine more then I love mornings! Lately mornings come to early for me, as I find myself awake at some point during the night. But your routine is very similar to mine. Except I like coffee with cream!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good morning, Rhondi,
    I love mornings too and we have similar routines. Except that I have to get my little one off to school. He just left and I'm sitting here drinking my coffee and checking on my bloggy friends. I've been trying to start my walking routine also. I do it in the late afternoon though. I can get more things done in the mornings. I love to wash my dishes with my kitchen window open so that I can hear the birds singing and get fresh air at the same time. I still don't have a dishwasher at my little cottage. But thats o.k.

    Have a great day!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good Morning Rhondi,
    I also have a similar morning routine. I love being outside on our patio in the early mornings. If I could only add that walk in the morning, perhaps I would get more in during the weekdays. Happy Earth Day, Mumzie

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do love mornings, but I have to ease into them. I love a good cup of coffee and cinnamon toast, reading the newspaper. In the winter I love sitting by the fire in the morning. In the summer, I love to be on my front deck...

    Have a great day Rhondi!
    Hugs,
    Penny

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have alwyas been a morning person. I love being up and about when there's no-one else around (or did when I could get about better). Never was any use inviting me to a party because I can't stay awake past 10.30! Good thing I'm not a celebrity.

    love, Angie, xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm most definitely a morning person...I hit the floor (not literally!) at 5:15 AM on weekdays. Of course, on weekends, I like to sleep in a little longer as time allows.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I enjoy mornings, but it takes me a while to get started. I tend to get more energy as the day goes on. But I do love the early morning sunshine, and listening to the birds. When my children were little we would do our devotions in the morning and start schooling. I miss that ole routine.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love morning too, Rhondi. But exercise in the morning is another story (:

    ReplyDelete
  10. Another morning person here. If I had my way I'd be out walking every morning. Tea is my morning drink too.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Today I went back to bed after my daughter got on the bus at 6:40 because my son is sick and I was letting him sleep. I finally got in the shower around 7:30, but feel something is not right about my day. I miss being up and dressed by 7:30. Will try very hard not to do this again!

    I love your tea set!! Very pretty! Enjoy your walks!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love to be out on my patio early in the mornings on warm summer mornings. Nothing like having my coffee out there!
    ~Patti

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yes, dear Rhondi, I am a morning person. I love the early hours when most of the world around me is quiet and I love to spend time with my Heavenly Father early before the day gets going. I just bought a tea maker (which I will share sometime soon on my blog!) and I hope to begin a new tradition. Morning tea over my Bible and devotional book - either before or after my "new" walking program. I, too, join you to improve my health by walking. I'm having trouble getting going but I'm GOING to do it! ~Adrienne~

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love mornings too! Oliver and I are on the porch with the tulips!

    Have a great day!

    love,kelee

    ReplyDelete
  15. How delightful that sounds...even the morning walk sounds great to me!
    Good for you!
    Visit here: http://benmakesten.blogspot.com/search/label/quiet%20time%20with%20God
    and view the Jan 20th, 2009 post entitled "Morning Hours and Today's events" to read about my similar love of early morning time!
    So happy to have found your blog link over on Blessings of the Day blog!
    Hope you'll visit me too!
    http://benmakesten.blogspot.com/
    http://www.momoften.webs.com/
    I'm placing your button on my blog, and hope you'll grab the code for mine as well!!!
    Blessings to You!
    Judy

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a cozy post, Rhondi....does a wannabe morning person count? I have good intentions but...well...I do love my beauty sleep!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love mornings...if I have had a good nights rest...otherwise...I am NOT a morning person!

    I love your little morning spot! Looks so cozy and comfy!

    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  18. Rhondi, I'm back. I just saw your front porch party on June 5...I'm coming!! YEAY!!! I will add it to my blog tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have always coveted your wicker lounger. I showed the picture of your lounger to my husband and told him I wanted that spot.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I see you don't have any night owls here, only early birds! I'm a night owl!

    Katherine

    ReplyDelete
  21. When my children were young, I was such a morning person (it was the only time of the day that I was able to read)! When I got up in my quiet house and read my devotional for the day, I felt such peace. About five years after my children left home, I realized that I had more of those quiet times, and I've learned to sleep in a little longer. However, you've made me feel guilty, because I also used to walk in the mornings, and I badly need to do that again. laurie

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is exactly the sort of morning I need to start having.

    Love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful post, Rhondi. I could just feel myself there! I don't know if you are doing Thankful Thursday still, but if so, here is my link. Thank you again for your inspiration!

    http://rtheyallyours.blogspot.com/2009/04/long-overdue-thankful-list-with-photos.html

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am absolutely a morning person Rhondi. I am in bed most nights before 9:30 and am up at 5. It's the best part of the day . . . the morning. I love it. XXOO

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm a morning person too Rhondi! Beautiful post. The view from your deck is spectacular.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm a morning, evening and all day person. I really love morning that I don't have to go to work.

    I love having time to savor the moments.

    Good luck with your walks.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am a morning person for sure...... you sure are surrounded by morning beauty....
    HUgs
    LInda

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am afraid I am a night owl, Rhondi! But I do love it when I am able to wake up EARLY in the morning - it makes me feel like I have more hours during the day! :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am a morning person. I love the morning light and the freshness of the air and the birds singing to wake me up. I wake at first light no matter what time of year it is:>)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for your good wishes Rhondi. Unfortunately I'm really sick with what I'm hoping is just allergies - I'm dreading traveling feeling this bad! Perhaps being 'home' for a while will make me well - and I am escaping from the very hot weather due here today - imagine 90 in April!!

    Will be in touch when I return.
    Hugs - Mary.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love mornings, Rhondi. My most favorite time of day! Of course I'm up every morning at 5:00am with hubby before he leaves for work.

    Hugs,
    Donna

    ReplyDelete

Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi