Morning ritual.

7 June 2013

Mornings will go one of two ways for me. I will either jump straight out of bed (usually at the weekends) or I will feel like I am super glued to the mattress and no amount of willpower will see me get up on time.
This morning was definitely a case of the latter. There were a few reasons why: the non-stop & super loud rain that started at about 4am, a dream involving one of Ben's ex girlfriends, another dream involving a giant jelly fish (I blame our group conversation last night about Rik's irrational jelly fish fears for this one), the fact that Ben couldn't sleep for ages so decided to tap away on his phone till past midnight, my insistent teeth grinding*.
When I woke up at 6:30, as you can imagine I was not a happy bunny.
But I dragged my ass out of bed, put on some more autumny clothes (to match the not so great weather) and made myself a green smoothie** to inject a little bit of joy into the morning.
I then take my green smoothie into the bathroom with me while I am doing my make-up.
Most days I have a little helper:
Isn't he just the sweetest?
One of his favourite things to do is to investigate the bath. God knows why, but he really does.
He will then take a perch on the side nearest where I stand and wait for me to give him random kisses on the head.
When I am all done, hair tamed, face on, I will head back to bed and finish off the last of my smoothie and give Ben a cuddle before I leave.
Even when I have had a terrible night's sleep, this morning routine puts me right back on track!

*Guys, I need your help. I have been grinding my teeth crazy amounts recently - i've always done it, but recently it has started to happen every night. Has anyone tried hypnotherapy for this, or any other alternative therapies to help??

**I was thinking about writing up a few posts about the green smoothies I have been having  daily and wandered if this is something you would all be interested in? Let me know!!


  1. Have you tried a mouthguard? They're like £3 from sports shops and help me stop.

  2. If you have always been a mouthgrinder then I would suggest you talk to your dentist about it. They may recommend a mouth guard as you can do some serious damage to your lickle toothy pegs in the night without you realising it.

  3. I have the same problem grinding my teeth every night. Didn't find anything that helps yet. I usually break those plastic things that the dentist lets you wear at nights to prevent you from grinding...
    I'd love to hear more about the smoothies you're having!
    Have a lovely weekend :)

  4. I'm much the same in the mornings. Although much more the latter, I'm so not a morning person.

    I have met many cats who are obsessed with bathtubs. One cat I had got stuck in my bath when it was a kitten. I don't know how long the poor thing was there before we rescued her. When she was a bit older she got us back by sitting on the end of the bath and attacking my toes if they ever stuck out of the water.

    I would love to hear about your smoothies. They sound delicious.

    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

  5. Loved this post :)
    Totally agree with the people above re: teeth grinding. Sean used to grind his teeth terribly in the night (often woke me up) and now that he uses a mouth guard, there is no problem.

    Also, I would love to hear about the green smoothies...I bought Wheatgrass powder today...getting into the green, baby.


  6. Totally interested in what machine you use and are they always green smoothies? DO you change this up?


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