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Some people are just regular like that.

Routines, habits, schedules, these define the lives of many people, some more broadly than others.

Most of my routines are work-oriented.  It's the only place where I have to do things at set times and in set order.

Unless I'm brewing up potions or baking or something at home - but those are limited order events.

Some people schedule their lives according to TV shows, or sporting events.

DO you have any special routines you follow?

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:11:28 AM PST

  •  I have a few personal routines (4+ / 0-)
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    broths, Noddy, jan4insight, weck

    but I try to avoid most family ones. My son does ok without a lot of routine, but does horribly if he has a routine and has to break it. So we've always avoided making certain meals certain days, etc. He has his own little routines, like taking a bath when he first gets up, but he almost never has to break those. This is another reason I've always fought uniforms in school. If t he uniform, even the colors change from one school to another, that's another routine I have to break with him and then it's a problem. I also am trying to discourage an 'Einstein' syndrome with clothing.

    It's cold today. It was 48 when I got up. So I'm in my fuzzy pj's, my fuzzy socks, my snuggie and my gloves. My son will be happy though, he likes the colder days. And of course the animals are running around like nuts like they always do when it's cold. I think Caedy worked late enough today she could take the bus instead of walking up to the stop.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 06:39:40 AM PST

  •  Good morning everyone! (6+ / 0-)

    No set routines here.  That's one good thing about getting older.  I do what I want to do, not what anyone else wants me to do.  When I was younger, I tried to make everybody happy.  Now that it's just my hubby and I, I only have to make me happy.  He comes along for the ride.  It's all good.

    Gloomy, chilly day.  Just doing whatever comes along.

    Have a great day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 07:17:41 AM PST

  •  Routines ... hmmm, let me think (5+ / 0-)

    About the only routine I can think of is that my pootie cat, LuvLee, Must Be Brushed every morning whilst I am eating breakfast. Okay, having breakfast is a routine, too, though what I eat is not.

    Anyway, LuvLee knows that her brush is kept on a little stand near my breakfast table and she carefully observes my meal preparations. As soon as I start putting things on the table, she gets in her Brush-me Position near my chair. Usually I'm allowed a sip of my coffee or tea before the brush-me looks commence, and sometimes a bite of food if she's feeling generous. Anyway, I alternate cat-brush strokes between bites of food (I can brush while I'm chewing) and I read a library book which is propped up on my table at the same time. Good thing I'm a multi-tasker!

    After she's sufficiently brushed and I've finished eating, Miss LuvLee usually settles herself in her boudoir (my bed) for morning meditation and nap time:
    LuvLee in her boudoir 101612-001

    FOUR MORE YEARS ! A huge Thank You and {{{ group hug }}} to all who volunteered, donated, and voted to make this happen!

    by jan4insight on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 09:01:30 AM PST

  •  My cat is at my door thumping and yowling (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Pam from Calif, weck

    for breakfast shortly before the alarm goes off.  Of course, right now he's there about half an hour early - by about another week, he'll be back in synch with the clock.

    First thing out of bed, I put my panties and pedometer on.  The waists of my panties are rolled, so the pedometer stays where I put it.

    The cat wants petted as soon as I sit down on the toilet. Then I have to go in the kitchen and feed him.  Next comes coffee.  Then I go turn on my computer.  When I finish getting dressed varies, but within the first half hour that I'm up.  Breakfast is whatever I feel like eating that's available - oatmeal, cooked for a change, this morning.  I take my supplements and put together my lunch and do whatever else I feel like till it's time to leave for work.  Final thing before putting coat and hat on is brush hair and teeth.

    I am definitely a creature of habit, but a bit more flexible than my cat.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    by loggersbrat on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 09:44:46 AM PST

  •  how long different steps take is variable, but (3+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, weck, FloridaSNMOM

    usually: bathroom visit, ending with weighing. put on tea water, put on computer. bring up the morning list (Kos, Turley, Vida Locavore, Mrs. O fashion, etc, etc). go MAKE tea or whatever, return to computer.

    where I will open WAY too many Kos diaries, and spend WAY too much time all day long.

    housework chores, shopping, project work, cleaning, interrupt Kos throughout the day, but what can I say, I'm a hermit (except for nuclear family) and this is my community!

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:30:03 PM PST

  •  My daily routines are driven by others. (1+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM

    Animals to feed, fondle or walk, Partner to feed, Gardening as the plants need care, etc.

    Since retirement I like to feel  less driven so my own routines are not daily,  some cleaning and laundry each week, pay the bills each month, Chinese food after I know the bills are taken care of for the month.

    Annually I go to a quilt show, go to a flea market, clean the garage, organize the attic, see my family at x-mas.

    Please donate to Okiciyap food pantry. . If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

    by weck on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 05:02:34 PM PST

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