I’m Not A Morning Person

I find watching videos online super irritating, but this one’s only 13 seconds, and a true gem!

Kevin James was mocking me this morning over the breakfast table. Of course, my baby iPhone was right next to my cereal so I demanded an instant replay. I’m always thinking of you guys.

Are you a morning person? Let me detail my intense morning system for you.

  • First alarm: Don’t even hear it.
  • Second alarm: Don’t even hear it.
  • Third alarm: Kevin gets up, and I take the opportunity to sprawl out over the entire bed.
  • Kevin gets out of the shower: I roll over to my right side.
  • Kevin says,”Okay, I just have to iron my shirt, and then I’m going downstairs,” : I roll over to my left side.
  • Kevin says,”I’m gonna let Boyd out.”
  • I make cranky baby noises as exemplified in the video above.
  • I roll out of bed and try to get my eyes open wide enough so I won’t fall down the stairs again.
  • I get breakfast ready…

I know, right? How does Kevin even get to make fun of me when I make stellar breakfasts like these strawberry-blueberry-applesauce muffins. This recipe was inspired by Joy the Baker, and well, was quite obviously baked last night while Kevin Kreisel was doing old man work in the basement. After I sent my comedian husband on his merry way to work, I had a nice walk ‘n talk with my sister-in-law. And we bonded in the special way that on sisters-in-law can. :)

I was attempting in vain to take a picture of this lovely neon outfit I selected for today’s run. But check BOYD THE BOYKIN lurking the background. He actually started PAWING at the door because he wanted to come along. I was planning on ditching him completely because he’s been such a royal pain lately. But I thought maybe he would be GRATEFUL so I took him out for 2 miles. Not so. He was a sneaky little jerk, and I ended up pulling him half the way. I think Boyd needs the C25k program (Couch to 5k) to earn his way as my running buddy.

Here is Boyd at a stop sign. I do find the full body stretch to be adorable, but HIGHLY UNNECESSARY after running only a mile.

Fun fact: Boyd is a sweat licker. It’s pretty gross. He’s also matted with slobber again even though we just gave him a bath! Boo! That means really the only time I want to be this close to him is when I’m equally g-ross!

No thanks to Boyd, I put in 5.2 miles in 37:55 – that’s a 7:17 pace. Okay. Maybe a little thanks to Boyd. I was actually running a little faster because he was making me so mad with his bad behavior. He gets into less trouble when he can barely breathe. I’ve actually found that to be true with high school P.E. students as well. :)

Right now I’m waiting from my perch upstairs to see if my new workout dvd comes in the mail. I can’t wait to try it out, and I’m hoping it comes before 4. We’re heading over to Wabasha tonight (yay!!!), and I have to get some things ready for an EPIC FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY that is coming up tomorrow. I can’t wait.

Are you a morning person? Well. I was when I lived in the DR. I could call Kevin at 4am his time and be all chipper. That was fun. Wait. No that was awful. LDRs are the pits!!!

What’s a good birthday gift for a 1-year-old boy? Feel free to chime in, Deidre. :)

What Gets Me Out of Bed in the Morning

I’m not a morning person. I despise alarm clocks. I don’t like putting my feet on the floor. I’m always cold and cranky. But I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting up more easily this school year. I was discussing this mundane observation with my roomate the other day and we were hypothesizing that it’s due to the fact that I now eat breakfast every single day. Ok, so maybe the iced coffee helps too. It’s a highly healthy habit! You should try it.

Here are some dreamy combos and inspiration that will make all your breakfast dreams come true!

Breakfast Pizza


Breakfast pizza: I love this idea because I generally crave more “lunchy”/salty things at all times of day.

Ultimate Breakfast Pancake


The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake. Not for me, but I would definitely make it to impress someone. Like my hottie future husband.

Oatmeal in a Jar


Oatmeal in a jar. I’m definitely into the idea of making breakfast once for the entire week. Mornings are hectic, and I need every last second of sleep. Or at least my students would prefer that I got every last second. :)

Chai Coffee Cake


Chai Coffee Cake. I imagine this one would be great for playing hostess to weekend guests.

Strawberry Oat Muffins


Strawberry Oat Muffins from FitSugar. A healthy breakfast on the go.

Cinnamon Toast the Right Way


Cinnamon Toast the Right Way. Because when I have my baby sisters sleep over, I’m sure they won’t touch anything that’s not made out of white bread and sugar!

Iced Coffee


Iced Coffee (with a how-to make it at home tutorial from Tina). Certainly the most important component of my breakfast! I just finished off my glass two seconds ago. :(

What’s your favorite breakfast?

My ultimate dream breakfast would probably be iced coffee and YogenFruz. That will probably change when I’m living somewhere that it’s not 85 degrees before 8AM.

P.S.Two more days until Spring Break!!!