Archive for February, 2009

Morning routine

Feb 11 09, originally uploaded by nrjanitz.

My morning routine is this…

Get up.
Go Potty 🙂
Get dressed.
Wake up Belle.
Let the dogs out.
Turn on GMA.
Make my coffee.
(or as of late a latte)
Make breakfasts.
Feed dogs.
Drink coffee, while I…
Pack E's lunch.
Fill E's water bottle.
Sign any forms.
Scream at E to hurry.
Eat breakfast with E.
Run out the door.
Drive E to school.
Hit the gym.

I do this everyday (except on sick days, snow days and the weekends). It's funny but I don't even think about it anymore, but it seems the order is always the same… Going to the gym each day sounds obsessive but it helps to reset me and clear my mind. I call it my "happy pill" and it seems to work for me better than anything else. Plus it's fun to actually get out of the house and talk to other humans.

Yes, working from home can get lonely so I like to go exploring some days – like going to Ann Arbor for antiques/collectibles and of course my Georgia Reuben at Zingerman's. I also love to go to the bookstore, but I always end up with some diet book or cookbook! LOL!

My morning routine keeps me grounded… just like my cup of joe.


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Feb 10 09, originally uploaded by nrjanitz.

Foggy morning here today. I couldn't see but a few feet in front of me taking E to school, it was kind of scary. What's even scarier is that I took this picture with my cell phone while I was driving (idiot!) LOL!

In a bit of a funk today – can't seem to shake it off. I usually get this way in March. Sigh. Well, it's going to be almost 60 degrees today, so I decided to open up the windows and clean. My sis is coming in Thursday for a short visit and I can't wait to see her again.


I am so excited about my latest creation for my shoppe at ScrapArtist. I have been wanting to do collage work for a while now and I bought Kelly's book and have been studying it, making lists of what supplies I need, etc., etc.  I took my book to art class the other night and a very wise friend looked at me and said "Why don't you just START?". So I did…

I put my "I Heart Collage" (appropriately titled) backgrounds in the store this morning. I hope you like them.. I think they would make fun backdrops for layouts but also for some altered valentines or even tags.

Here is a sample collage piece for you!


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