Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Do you have a ritual...

I don't know that Roger and I have a real set ritual when it is just us...we usually get up and Roger turns the coffee on.  Coffee making is his department.  I don't know how or why it turned out that way, but he makes it 99% of the time.  Sometimes we are both hungry and want breakfast right away, other times we want to be up a while.

But the summer ritual that doesn't change is when Lorelei is here.  She gets up and gives us hugs, and maybe pets the cats a minute...maybe not.  Then, she gets her shoes on and we all go see the flowers.  It is like a whole new world every morning.  She sees each flower and checks for insects, and then maybe has to water some of them.  But the part that doesn't change is she wants to go see them.  I don't know what we will do when it is cold outside and no flowers to look at.  I guess we will concentrate on the birds.

Anyway, I figure all of us have something that is a ritual...and some more than others.  What is the one thing you do every morning/day?
I have to tell one fresh story on her, though there are two or three that are highly entertaining.  Just hard to put them in words.  This one I did not witness, but can sure imagine.

The other day Sarah had been out...I don't know if she had actually been gone or was just outside and came in just in time to hear Jeremy tell Lorelei she better lose the attitude.  (Yes, at four years old she has an attitude sometimes.)  Quick as a wink, Lorelei came over and said, 'Here, Mommy.'  Sarah ask what it was...Lorelei said 'my bad attitude.'  Then she had her mean face on and asked her mommy to give her something...Sarah asked her what she wanted...she said a good Sarah pretended to give her something and her face changed instantly to a big smile.