Here's a short list of "normal" things that happened yesterday: I found pen marks on one of our expensive armchairs (have not yet tried to remove it, afraid I'll make it worse with water stains). Put a bandaid on an invisible foot boo-boo -- now the knee hurts. Cleaned up spilled water from a baby bathtub filled with princesses. Camille fell down a few steps, biting the inside of her cheeks as she bumped down. We had a lunchtime diaper incident and we'll just leave it at that. Dealt with meltdowns as we discovered we lost a jelly bracelet (found it), left our snack at the gym childcare (gone forever), didn't get to press the garage door button, didn't want little sister to touch her Legos. And that's all within about a two hour span.
So my quiet mornings are wonderful. Coffee. Computer. Candle.
Sometimes the computer is fun (blogging, reading blogs, Pinterest, meal planning)
Sometimes it's just necessary (returning emails, paying bills)
I've also been enjoying podcasts a LOT recently, and when I'm home on my wifi connection is when I like to download a few episodes at a time. Up And Vanished. I Do Declare. And my newest obsession is Nancy Grace's crime podcasts. They are short and she puts up with nothing. Nothing!
I listen to the podcasts in the car (some are really only suitable for when Camille's not around). It's honestly a great break from the Frozen soundtrack. I should start trying to discover some calming, empowering ones to listen to in the morning as well. If you have any recs for a podcast that would fit the bill, I'm all ears!