The First 2 Hours of the Good Life

I recently tweeted my order of morning, “Coffee, Dog, Prayer, Scripture, Study… in that order.” But that was not completely accurate so for the sake of telling it like it is:

5:45 a.m. wake up, bathroom, H2O in tea pot, start tea pot, coffee in french press, feed cat wet and dry food, dog out of crate and out to the back yard, set out water for dog, skim pool with net while dog evacuates, brush down shallow end of pool where the vacuum does not want to go, worry about the pool, sit outside on plastic adirondack chair and put Bible on plastic side table, wonder about the air bag light in my wife’s Honda, boiling water into French Press, set iPhone timer for 4 minutes, let cat out of laundry room to go outside, begin morning prayers, obey timer and get that black concoction that helps me hang on.

6:07 a.m. prayers, daily readings on plastic adirondack chair

6:40 a.m. go inside and make coffee cake (it is Monday after all!) get dressed to bike, hike, gym

7:00 a.m. Wake up wife and kids (13 year old daughter locks door to bedroom and is invisible for 30 minutes) sprint through breakfast, finish lunches, say many times at ever increasing volume “brush your teeth and get your junk in the car,” get in car receive the usual “can we listen to Good Charlotte” request from the 10 year old, have the 6 year old say, “now that is more my style” when I put GC on, drive 2 miles and say, “love you, see you later” usually, as I say goodbye, call one of my three kids by the name of one of his or her siblings.



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2 responses to “The First 2 Hours of the Good Life

  1. Clay

    My first concern is, does your pool vac not go into the shallow end because a) the hose is too short; b) the pump isn’t pulling enough suction; or c) it is erudite and disdainful of shallow things? If it’s a or b, we can fix that. If it’s c, why ever would we want to?

    My second concern is, please share your recipe for coffee cake.

    Your morning routine is more productive than mine, but I’m betting I have better canine evacuations than you do.

  2. John Ma'ae

    Most enjoyable Father. Keep ’em comin’.

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