The self-financed maternity leave, about to have the first baby version....
I felt like I needed to specify that as my mornings at the moment are definitely not like they were when I was working, and certainly not what they'll be like in a couple of months. For now, they are lovely, self-indulgent and lazy.
I first wake up anytime between 4.45 and 6am to say goodbye to and get a kiss from DH as he leaves for work. After a broken night's sleep, I stretch out and take over the whole bed and it's in the next few hours that I get my best quality dozing done.
I let my body wake up naturally anytime between 8 and 9.30am. Breakfast is almost always a banana, a glass of diluted apple and pear juice and either toast or cereal while I check my email. Sometimes I'll sit on the back deck and read a magazine.
For the next hour, I potter around the house and do a little housework while I wait for breakfast to settle. If DH is home from his morning clients, I take the car and go to the pool. As I enter the warm hydrotherapy pool, I sigh with relief as the baby bump weight is taken off my spine. While walking through the water and doing exercises prescribed by my physio (no actual swimming for the rest of the pregnancy as I aggravated an old martial arts injury) I watch the baby swimming lessons. I smile and relax and hope that by the end of the year, that they will become part of my morning ritual.
Feeling relaxed and refreshed, I come home to shower and start my day. Knowing that life is going to dramatically change soon, I'm enjoying the peace and quiet.
Thank you to 3 Red Buttons for this week's theme and to Bug and Pop, the hostess with the mostess.