Morning Ritual

filed under: I Am Mommy on May 22, 2013

I am not your average coffee drinker. I spent the first 32 years of my life ignoring any would be attraction to the addictive blend.  My husband has always seemed to enjoy it, but when I started to partake in the last couple of years the coffee maker has changed twice, the cups have gotten bigger and more numerous and the sweet cream is of a higher quality.

A Good Cup of Coffee!

But the basic ritual is the same. Wake up, start coffee, wait impatiently for it to brew, sit down and enjoy a cup. I love the habit of it.  When I take my bigger-than-it-needs-to-be cup and sit down in front of the computer my mind begins to awaken. I turn on some of my favorite music, read emails and the blogs I love to follow, and sip-by-sip emerge myself into a new day.

Morning Ritual

I am fueled by the creativity of ingenious friends, the soothing songs the beckon me to hum along, and the warm comfort of that first sweet sip. Its worth it to me to get up a little earlier than the rest of my family, just to savor the quiet moments of bliss.  And the older I get, the (hopefully) wiser I get, the more I realize just how precious these moments are.

They are essential to mom’s sanity!

The Best Morning Ritual

So now that we have established how much I love my morning ritual… I would love to know, what is yours?

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  • Charli H says:

    In the morning and slide out to the side of the bed and sit up, place my feet on the ground, happy to know it is still there, and grope for my glasses. I find them and get up, toddle on out and into the bathroom to wash my face and see what the Bed Head Fairies did to my hair. So far, they have been kind. I wash my face, put my glasses on, and b-line it to the kitchen to make a pot of jet fuel…also known as coffee. Without coffee in the morning, things are not nice. I stand before the mighty coffee pot, staring at it, waiting and smelling the dark coffee aroma. Waiting for coffee to brew is like waiting for the last few minutes of a batch of cookies you are baking. You know you should wait, don’t mess with it, and it will be oh so tasty if you are patient!
    Once the coffee is down, I pour some into my favorite mug which is a tall one and says “The only thing I need is God, Good Friends, and Cup of Hot Coffee”, then add some french vanilla creamer to lighten up the darkness. While my creamer and coffee are getting to known each other, I snagged all my daily supplements and a banana. I take a seat on the couch, pop on the telly, and enjoy my coffee and banana. About 15 minutes later, I take my pills and am ready for a second cup of coffee. After that, anything can happen.

  • Lois H says:

    My morning ritual is very similar – except it involves tea, not coffee. It seems I am never fully awake until I’ve had my first cup, but the days when that awakening can come on gradually, sip by sip, and click by click on my computer, are the best days of all.

  • Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says:

    I always stumble to the shower first thing. Then straight downstairs to a pot of coffee that my wonderful hubby has already brewed. I like mine strong, sweet, and creamy!

  • TidyMom says:

    my morning is get up, let the dogs out, make a quit cup of coffee in my Keurig (I’ve always been a Folgers girl, so I was thrilled to learn that Folger’s has K-cups) then I go to my office and start checking email and Pinterest 😉

  • Jen (Balancing Beauty and Bedlam) says:

    Mine is nearly identical to yours, but definitely not just one bigger than it should be cup of coffee. I’d like to think I sip a little less than a pot. 😉

  • Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke says:

    I’ve never had coffee, I get woken up by the pitter patter of my 4 kids! my morning ritual now is to slap my kids lunches together and try to resist my email til I get them off to school! Summer is in a week and a half though, and things will be a changin’!

  • Lisa | With Style and Grace says:

    I have a similar morning routine – calm before the storm 😉 love love my morning coffee ritual.

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    I love the quiet of early morning, too. Time to evaluate and focus on the day’s duties and priorities ahead, and to savor a cup of coffee. That Folgers jingle is such a happy memory, seems like it’s been around forever! Have an awesome day, Amanda! xo

  • Janel says:

    I read that men and women drink coffee for different reasons. Men drink it to help them work, women drink it to relax. I have found this to be true, my morning cup is a relaxing way to start the day. I don’t stand to watch it brew though, I can’t take the wait so I run around the kitchen getting other things done to make the time pass more quickly.

  • Diane (createdbydiane) says:

    My mornings start with me hitting the snooze button on a song that has been playing on my alarm clock I”m realizing way to long, but I still like it. It’s Soul meets body by Death Cab for Cutie, I like that it starts out slow and doesn’t make me want to smash the clock 🙂 Them I eventually roll out of bed to bring my daughter to school, way to early in my opinion.

  • Kelly says:

    I prep my coffee pot every night to go off for 5:45 a.m. I head down to pour a fresh cup of Folgers (The Best Part of Waking Up is Folgers in my cup, right?) hee-hee. I then pack my husbands lunch and then we sit down and start off each day in prayer together. It truly is the best part of the day! xo

  • najwa kronfel says:

    My mornings are almost the same. The difference is that when my espresso machine is warming up, I fix breakfast for my son 🙂

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes says:

    I’m up before anyone else and that’s my time quiet time before the boys get up and get ready for school.

  • Lisa says:

    I feel the same way about coffee!! I didn’t drink it at all until my husband. 38 years and I never knew the sweet addiction that is my morning coffee. I love the ritual itself; sitting down, the first sniff of coffee and the first intoxicating sip of cream, sugar and coffee. It’s my time to reflect and just sit and be me. Love this blog!!

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  • Myra @ says:

    I have a similar ritual with lemon water. Weird, I know. But it wakes me up and is so good for me! 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Not weird… I love it! 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    I’m woken up by the sound of my 3 year old chattering to himself in his bed across the hall, or to my 5 month old twin girls trying to let me know, somewhat impatiently, that they’d like their milk now. i’ve found i never need to set my alarm now that we have little ones… but it’s the only way i’d have it!
    not much of a coffee drinker, but enjoy a good cup of loose leaf David’s Tea, though most mornings the babies keep me too busy to get that far 🙂
    I’m new to your blog… will look forward to checking it out some more!

  • Marie M.C. says:

    Coffee is the reason to get up in the morning. I have my own special coffee blend and coffee cup and saucer. It’s no good unless I drink it from that cup. You can see it in North by Northwest. It’s in the scene in the dining car. Eva Marie Saint is drinking from it. Burgundy rim on cup and saucer. Yes. I’m that old and my coffee cup is, too.

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