Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Routine


Today hubby went back to work after 11 days off. I love getting to spend those days with him especially if we are at home with no special plans. Just laying around and watching movies or working in the yard. We actually didn't get too many of those but together time is special.


But I have to admit that with him back at work this morning and one daughter back at school, I felt my routine restored. Up early spending some time on the computer with my yummy coffee and then comes 7:00 am and I am up and at my chores. Start a load of laundry, unload the dishwasher, wipe the kitchen down and mop the floors after all the holiday and birthday gatherings. I have imposed the 7:00 am cut off so that I don't spend the entire morning on the computer not only ignoring chores but sedentary as well. Up and moving. Did you know you burn almost 200 calories mopping your kitchen floor? Good exercise and a clean kitchen. Bliss.
Here is a tip for you. If you have any egg nog left, use it in pancakes or another baking recipe. Yum! They were delicious. Don't want to throw any food away. I froze the last bit for the next time I am making pancakes.


16 comments:

  1. Great idea about the egg nog...we make it from scratch, but I've never thought of baking with it...and we made waffles yesterday!! It's nice to get things back to nromal here too...my hubby retires in 2 months so things will be really different then...I'm excited though! Have a great day!!

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  2. Nice to get to spend that time with hubby after he spent so many hours working! I always enjoy the family home, but getting back to my routines is great!
    I. Love freshly mopped floors!

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  3. What a great tip! Thank you :)

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  5. I adore you coffee station! I've used leftover eggnog in pancakes, and muffins, and it's incredible. ♥

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  6. Now how did you know that I had just a little eggnog left? It's going in my pancakes in the morning. Thanks!

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  7. Your coffee station is so cheerful!! It must make you happy just to look at it. Happy New Year's!!

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  8. Great idea with the egg nog! I love routines. I love mornings with coffee. While I'm at it, I love your blog too!
    Brenda

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  9. Elaine
    I love having m DH around, but do love my time alone too.
    Wow, 200 calories. I'm going to get right to it. I need to burn off some of my extra holiday pounds
    I tried adding lemon juice to my pancakes yesterday and it made such a difference. Thanks for that tip!

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  10. Glad to know I am not the only one that has to have coffee first thing in the morning. I love it when it's quiet in the mornings.When I can take time for myself before the chaos starts.

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  11. Your house seems so colorful! I'm a huge fan of coffee also!

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  12. I love your coffee sign. Where did you get it or did you make it yourself?

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  13. The holidays are fun, but it is nice to get back into the old routine. I am enjoying it also!
    Happy New Year,
    Nadine

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  14. Great idea for the eggnog! I'm adding some restrictions to my blog-life, too. Too much of a good-thing, ya know!
    CAS

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  15. I know what you mean about getting back into your routine. While holidays are nice, I have the urge to get something done.

    Happy New Year!

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