Friday, January 13, 2012

coffee, my dear friend

   I have never been a morning person. It still amazes me that for several years I dragged myself out of bed before 6 a.m. to make the 45-minute drive to the school where I taught. I overslept a time or two, and got stuck in traffic jams a few other times, but overall I was prompt.
Classiques Entier silk blouse (Nordstrom Rack)
BR Factory petite trousers
       The funny thing is, now that I'm away from the classroom for a year, I've committed myself to waking up at 5 a.m. twice a week to get to the university for 6 a.m. aikido class. I was studying there once a week last year, and not consistently, but I want to make sure I'm prepared for my February test. However, saying goodbye to my pillow on Thursday morning was harder than it was on Tuesday.
      An hour of practice is a great way to start the day. I feel a glow of accomplishment at 7 a.m. as I'm driving home to shower, enjoy a cup of coffee and eat breakfast. That glow of accomplishment slowly morphs into ... exhaustion. I found my eyes sliding shut at about noon as I read my textbook about teaching kids to solve information problems.
Friends necklace: gift from CN
Pearl necklace: previously loved by Mom

     To finish off Thursdays, I have a class from 5 to 7:40 p.m. I'm hoping the mandatory discussion component will keep me awake (and hopefully, learning) on those days that I'm ready for a nap.
     Yesterday's weather was delightful -- sunny with bright blue skies, yet not blazing hot --  what I call long-sleeve weather! To celebrate I wore my long-sleeve silk blouse that just doesn't get enough outfit love. I figured that I could at least look put-together while I dozed --  er, I mean participated -- in yesterday's class.
Silver bangles: Amrita Singh via HauteLook
Gray pearl and circle bracelet: gift from TM
tan bead bracelet: old, gifted
rhodium filigree bracelet


  1. Lovely accessories! Totally know what you mean...I wake up at 5am most weekdays to blog before work...and I'm perpetually exhausted. But I guess that's what lazy Sundays are for :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  2. Wow your days sound so exhausting! I don't know how you manage! Loving the accessories :)

  3. I am definitely not a morning person either, but I've been setting my alarm for 7am every weekday. Trust me, that's amazing for me :)

  4. that print on that top is so pretty!

  5. wow, you are one busy lady! i am a morning person, but the downside of that is that i get tired very early at night. i love all of your accessories! those bracelets are so pretty!

  6. Thank you for dropping by and for the sweet comment! :)

  7. 7 a.m. is an early start to the day for those of us who aren't morning people!

  8. Katherine - it's not as bad as it sounds. I'm not working full time, so I get to be sleepy at home vs. being sleepy on the job. :)

  9. Wow, Annie! That is blogging dedication. Yes, the weekends are definitely catch-up time. :)


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