Before having my son, I lived entirely off of routine.
Spontaneity was not my thing, and truthfully it still isn’t but I’ve learned to roll with the punches more these days.
I’ve worked from home since shortly before Fox was born and I had this idea in my head that I’d have time for things I’ve been meaning to do. Maybe I’d actually write a grocery list before heading off to the store so I wouldn’t overspend or forget an important item. I could take a 20-minute power nap to boost my productivity. I’d go through the garage, one box a week, and start shedding items we no longer had use for.
But I quickly learned that babies are Work with a capital W.
Most of my visions were going to have to wait.
When Fox started school back in August everything changed for me.
Those little naps snuck in here and there and I did make it to the store sans angry toddler.
Tyler let’s me wake up slowly while he takes Fox to school. I lay out his clothes the night before and make sure everything is in order so it’s an easy run out the door.
After waking up, I see what deadlines are approaching or places I have to be according to my agenda and flip through my phone — catching up on news and friends.
Cute agenda supplies are a must.
I’ll be honest here and say that this isn’t always how my days go. Sometimes I’m too tired to work out or my stack of emails is so thick I want to lose my phone and never find it, but my one constant in my morning routine will always be coffee.
I relish in the fact that no matter what I’m taking on that day, I can now have HOT coffee! No more heating up in the microwave 3 times and polishing off a cup by 5 p.m. It’s my one treat to myself that I always save room for.
Nothing comes before coffee.
The new McCafé espresso menu is available at participating McDonald’s, which means now through December 2017, McDonald’s carries my favorite Peppermint Mocha that I wait for all year round.
If you’re not into peppermint, there are plenty of other menu items to choose from including cappuccinos, hot caramel macchiato, mocha, and Americanos. Try any small McCafé beverage for only $2* right now! And if you’re an avid coffee drinker like me, you might be excited to hear that you’ll get one any sized McCafé beverage free with the purchase of any 5 using the McDonald’s app. (Valid 1/18/17 – 12/31/17. McD App download and registration required. Valid only at participating U.S. McDonald’s. ©2017 McDonald’s)
*A la carte only. Limited time only at participating McDonald’s. Cannot be combined with any other offer or any combo meal. ©2017 McDonald’s.