Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Return to Routine

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” - Mike Murdock

While searching out a quote for today, I discovered that most of them are very negative about routine. Routine destroys creativity. Routine destroys your soul.

I thrive on routine.

Today, I return to routine. Hallelujah!

Today, DH goes back to work after being off for ELEVEN DAYS. I know there are people out there who love to be around their significant others 24/7. I am not one of those people. Neither is he. Too much time together without a break and we get really cranky.

DD hasn't had any school in those eleven days either, so the return to routine for her might be a bit of a challenge. I don't envy teachers trying to get kids to settle back down after vacations.

I can't wait to settle back into a routine. My cold is clearing up and so is my fuzzy head (yay!), and I think I'll be able to get writing again. Yesterday, I opened up document after document, stared at each one blankly, closed them and played games on the computer. I had no brain power at all.

Today will be different. I can feel it already.

I rejoice in routine! Rejoice, rejoice!

“Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.” - Ben Nicholas


Judy said...

I'm one of those people who love to be around "mso" 24/7 but it DOES play havoc with writing time (not to mention housecleaning time, laundry time ... well, not so much laundry,'cause that's just a matter of throwing clothes in the washer, then the dryer, then piling them on the bed til we (and yes, Bob helps) folds them and puts them away), but since he is as determined as I am that I make time for my writing... I think it's gonna happen this year. I just have a good feeling. Now, let's hope it's not just a feeling!

anno said...

I LOVE routines -- I can't wait to get mine back. One more week!

Judy said...

btw... the dead celebrity is Rudolph Valentino :-)

Allie Boniface said...

Yeah, I need routine as well, though I must admit that breaks from school are much enjoyed. Now, if we could only have a few snow days in our forecast!