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Ritual. Do you have one?

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Barry_ Report 1 May 2013 20:37

I have my 'getting weighed' ritual first thing each Saturday morning. i.e....

.... shoot, shave, shower, shampoo, scales - in that order.

I've done this ritual for ten years and I notice over time the scales must be weary and wearing out.
The reading will vary EVERY week. Dunno why! Mebbe I should invest in a new one!

Do you have a 'Ritual'?


Suzanne Report 1 May 2013 21:03

get up ,

brush teeth,
wash sleep out of my eyes,
2 strong black coffee"s
2 fags
get dressed
walk like a zombie to my car
and drive 15m to work for another 12hr shift.xx


**Ann** Report 1 May 2013 21:26

Get up and look longingly at my nice warm bed and jump back in ;-)


maggiewinchester Report 2 May 2013 00:05

I'm so jealous, Ann.
I wake up (with alarm) at 5.55, go downstairs (loo is between living room & kitchen)
Put kettle on, go for wee, make a cup of tea (without milk at weekends as it's easier to drink cold), go back to bed, put radio 4 extra on, fall back to sleep listening to a story.
During the week, the alarm then goes off at 6:30. Drink tea. Go back to sleep.
Alarm at 7:00. Get out of bed at 7:15, make another cup of tea, have shower, put on basic make up, sit on sofa and drink tea, with fag.
Make lunch, feed cats, make cup of coffee.
Drink coffee with fag number 2. Put rest of make up on, clean teeth, get dressed, pack bag, go to work.

Not so much a ritual, just a way of waking up and dragging myself to work!!

At the moment. I'm waiting for the toddler next door to stop crying - it's been an hour - surely his parents must relent!!!!


**Ann** Report 2 May 2013 00:18

Hello Maggie,

Why up so early weekends? I only jump back in on sat/ sun......have the tweenies 3 you know the Yummie mummies outside the school gates.....well I am what you might call the disheveled nannie :-\


ButtercupFields Report 2 May 2013 07:25

Feed dog

Feed me

Stare a lot whilst drinking coffee

Bathroom stuff

Put makeup on

Face the world



wisechild Report 2 May 2013 07:47

Grope my way to the loo, make coffee, feed cat, sit & watch Breakfast while I drink my coffee & have a couple of fags.
Then shower & dress . Am then ready for whatever the day throws at me.


JustJohn Report 2 May 2013 09:27

So important to have a routine or ritual as we get older. I now hate weekends because it throws me out. Same with holidays.

And I am absolutely dreading retirement in December :-( When I am not posting inflammatory posts on Genes, I will be watching Bargain Hunt and Jeremy Kyle :-( :-(

So hope I can get into a ritual - up at 4am, wee, walk, breakfast, take pills, drive in my new Aston Martin Retirement present to myself), wee, other bathroom thingies, read papers, lunch at Celtic Manor, wee, round of golf, afternoon tea at Celtic Manor, wee, drive home in AM, short siesta, wee, Cardiff for theatre supper and show, wee, check budget for how I have managed to do all that on £200 a week pension, bed.


LadyScozz Report 2 May 2013 11:01

every morning.......

wake up
open eyes
peer at side table to see if OH has left me a coffee.......if he has, drink it.
if not
groan again
stagger downstairs
fill kettle & find coffeepot & coffee while waiting for kettle to boil
pour boiling water into coffee pot
wait for a few minutes
push plunger down
get mug
pour coffee
go outside & sit in chair
drink coffee while listening to birds wake up
wait for body to catch up
go back inside
pour another coffee
go back outside
sit in chair
repeat last three until body is ready to move

variation........ if OH has left me a coffee, drink that, then stagger downstairs and go through the rest of the morning ritual


Somewhere in this ritual I go for a pee :-D



GlasgowLass Report 2 May 2013 11:34

(Almost) Every Morning for last 28yrs....
7.30am : Awakened by OH who has prepared my 1st coffee of the day and serves it to me in bed before he pops off to work
Almost? Whenever he is not at home (like today).. eldest daughter has assumed responsiblity for coffee ritual.

Jealous anyone?

Anyone else notice that almost all our rituals involve coffee?


Mayfield Report 2 May 2013 11:48

Usually woken about 9 by a nubile young lady with coffee (two Viagra no sugar) and breakfast in bed.

My bath is run by several more young ladies who also see to any other requirements I may have.

A quick blast around my private track in one of the supercars, (today it’s the Lambo) helps to blow away the cobwebs.

My helicopter is ready by then so I pop up to the stables in it to see how the old thoroughbreds are doing, then onto the private jet where I log on to Genes while the stewardesses serve me champers. Can get a bit distracted by them but bravely try to stay focused on the forum.

After a spot of lunch in Paris or Rome I toddle back around four and play a round of golf on the private course, retiring to the clubhouse after with my caddies Tracy and Samantha (or is it Kim and Olga this week?) for a debriefing.

After that the day is pretty much my own



PollyinBrum Report 2 May 2013 12:20

@ Mayfield In your dreams! What time do actually wake up? :-D :-D :-D


F Report 2 May 2013 13:39

:-D :-D :-D :-D @ Mayfield


GinN Report 2 May 2013 13:59

I have more of a night time ritual:-
Let out cat
Remove contact lenses
Clean face
Brush teeth
Let cat in
Feed cat
Go to loo and wash hands
Get into bed
Read for half an hour
Sleep for a while
Read for half an hour
Let cat out
Let cat in
Sleep for a while
Let cat out
Read for half an hour
Let cat in
Sleep for a while
Let cat out......etc.

Why on earth don't we get a cat flap! :-S


JoyBoroAngel Report 2 May 2013 14:25

i lock the front door
then have to go back
and make sure i have locked

its right stupid really as i never used to lock my doors at all
but times change :-(


maggiewinchester Report 2 May 2013 19:23

Ann - my bladder wakes me up!!!!


**Ann** Report 2 May 2013 19:56

Poor you Maggie :-(