Wednesday, November 01, 2006


She gave a moment's thought to hitting the snooze button, but knowing she had carefully pared the alloted time to the absolute minimum necessary to do all required morning chores, get ready and arrive at the office on time, she hit the "off" button and rolled over the edge of the bed. As she swung her feet to the floor, she could hear "Chubby Lady" outside the bedroom door, already starting her morning chorus of encouragement to hurry out and "FEED us, Mommy! Feed us now!!"

It was a good morning so far: no headache, minimal morning congestion, no more than the usual stiffness that is to be expected when one is "older than dirt." Strip off the nightgown and head for the bathroom, then weigh in for the weight chart. Another chorus of loud meows from the ever-impatient-at-food-time porker reminds her to begin grabbing up the various food bowls as she makes her way to the kitchen. Outside lights off; TV on; bring "Little Man" in off the porch; roll his pill toward him and hope he catches it before it goes under the stove or refrigerator---that's one of those things that takes up time not in the schedule. "Come on, Mom, let's hear some kibbles hitting the bottom of those bowls."

Breakfast bowls down for all three cats, it was now time to sort out the vitamin & suppliment in 2 separate piles for herself. "Remember to take the vitamin C with the calcium, leads to better absorption of the calcium," she reminded herself; "and don't forget the glucosimine/chondroitin; but the multi vitamin goes in the after-cereal pile with the B complex and the E, never at the same time as the calcium."

Next the coffee maker has to be set up. But never vitamins with coffee. Mix together those high fiber cereals. Add some protein powder and the frozen blueberries. Those will thaw while she puts washes her face and puts on makeup.

In the bathroom she leans into the tub and splashes her face with the coldest water she can get from the tap. "Hello! We're truly up and moving. Good morning new day."


Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Oh, have been there, but with a demanding hound, no cats. I look at my vits sometimes and have a strong desire to throw the lot in the bin!

Thankyou so much for your kind comment on my latest post.

2:39 PM  
Blogger forgetfulone said...

Sounds like my mom! Bless her heart. She has the same routine with the vitamins and the cats, etc. Nice post.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Skyelarke said...

Thank you! I learned how NOT to be taking my vitamins (calcium & B together). I hope you enjoy those little pleasures of the kitties mewing, even if you're not quite awake :-) I'm learning to appreciate all the little pleasures in life, even if they're inconvenient at the time.

11:06 PM  
Blogger R's Musings said...

I like your morning story, especially the bit about the vitamins...too much to think about first thing! And I had a cat who was very vocal and let me know when it was time to eat! He could also open any door or cupboard in the house, except the doors to the outside, of course. Now I've got two new kittens (pictures on my blog). It'll be nice to see how their personalities develop. Good morning!

5:54 AM  

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