Kate said ROUTINE.
We all have one. Routine, that is.
On Thursday night I do my nightly things, I get in bed with the heating pad on, I prop my three pillows just so. I scoot Sam down to the foot of the soft comforter. I grab my Kindle. I check final emails from work. And, then…
I tiptoe very quietly into the party on Twitter. I see familiar faces by way of avatars. I see names and I search for one or two whose life struggles are hard and real right now – ah…there they are.
I watch the new tweets come in. I might click on a heart or two but I rarely speak.
Then, at about 9:42 I start watching for Kate’s announcement. Last night it was ROUTINE.
Then, I close my Kindle. Take my glasses off. Throw one of the three pillows on the floor. And, I lie there for a few. Thinking about the word.
Friday morning I get up a bit earlier than usual. Turn on the coffee pot. Take one of my supplements. Drink 8 ounces of water. Coffee pot dings telling me it’s done but it has a few final drips. Pour the cream in bottom of mug, pour the hot coffee on top.
Ascend the stairs to my home office. All the while thinking about the word.
I never overthink it. Think long – think wrong, my hubs says.
Now for the image. The image is everything, it can totally change my train of thought. Debby Hudson nailed it for me today and I went with it.
And the result of my routine this morning are these words.
What’s your routine?
Karen Sebastian says
Susan, I followed your routine today and got my 5 minutes in. I love that you let the word marinate overnight. Great tip. You are awesome! Love you to Pluto and back!
Karen, I’m coming right over to read your take on routine!
Joanne Viola says
Susan, it is truly amazing how something so routine and simple can become beautiful, and meaningful, and anything but routine.
It is LIFE.
Rebekah Beene says
Wow, I always forget about that Thursday night Twitter Party. And I so love parties! And your words speak comfort and rest. Bless you.
It’s kind of routine now, for me. wink wink
The Twitter party doesn’t work for me because of time zones but I’m definitely grateful to have got into the routine of taking part in FMF and connecting with this great community!
Yes, the FMF routine is a good one – fun and challenging!!!
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Beautifully written, Susan. Thank you for inviting us in to follow your routine.
YOU are one of those I look for at the Twitter party – tell Barb thank you for keeping us in the loop. Love you, friend.
Leona Choy says
So interesting to step into your routine today.
Leona, glad you stepped in my online home today!
I love this friend. A peak into your Thursday evening routines. Now that I think about it, you rarely do speak.
Rarely. You know I’m not a night person. I can barely form sentences after 8 p.m. LOL
Oh I am a routines person too. And, I have realized how MUCH I have depended on those routines, as I have had to change most of them during this season of life! I’m so thankful that Jesus never changes, even if the routines of how I meet with Him do! –And He’s so good at coming up with new routines for me! 🙂 xoxo
He’s good at everything!
Anita Ojeda says
I love hearing your routine for five minute Friday :). I don’t have one. I miss the party about half the time because family comes first and I live on the west coast. Sometimes, I write right away, and other times (like this week) I miss the party and the word percolates and finishes brewing on the weekend.
It’s okay, Anita, you have a very busy and full life.
I love the idea of letting it settle into your head overnight. I’ll try that next time!!!
FMF#63 this week
Ruth, I don’t overthink it — I like to refer to it as pondering! LOL