It is usually dark (and cold) in the house when I wake up.
I wiggle out from under the covers, trying not to wake my husband nor any child who may have wandered in during the night.
I tiptoe downstairs to start the tea kettle.
The house is quiet except for the clicking of my dog’s toes on the floor as he greets me (and the day) with his dance of early-morning-canine-bliss.
As a homeschooling parent and small business owner my mornings are vital. In order to be truly present with my kids during the day I usually start work before I even get dressed.
My goal is to power off the computer by the time my husband leaves for work and leave it off for most of the day.