Up, showered, dressed, teeth brushed and out the door in 20 minutes.
How long does it take you to get ready for work?
8.00 Other alarm
8.10 Alarm that I actually pay attention to
8.11 Minimum possible morning cleaning stuff
8.30 Make breakfast and lunch
8:45 get on bike
8:50 get off bike
8:51 get to office, change
9:00am go on STW.
What time do all you early risers get to bed?
c30 minutes. Maybe 35 if I have breakfast at home.
Mrs North, Mme North and I are all terrible in the mornings. For me and Mme North, this is explained by being nightowls. For Mrs North, she can go to bed early, have 12 hours sleep and still feel ropey in the morning.
Alarm went off 7am this morn , was on bike at 7.10am and at work at 7.20am to clock on at 7.30am bollocks to spending life on trains or in cars or fackin shaving!
Quite intersting reading! pottering /efficient schools of thought. Definitely more towards the efficient myseld.
7.00 cup of tea and cereal
7.10 brush teeth, maybe a poo
7.15 kiss kids/ wife goodbye
7.18 on bike
7.35 at work - get changed
7.45 coffee, work begins.
Unless I'm doing a 1pm-10pm shift. Then it's..
Get up whenever. Waste the morning faffing about. Get on bike for work 1240. Arrive 1250. Clock in at 1
Mon - wed
6am up dress walk dog.
6:30 breakast coffee
6:45 shower dress
7:45 arrive at work.
Thurs and fri similar but dont walk dog.
630-645 wake up
Put kettle on and radio
Play guitar or read for 30 mins
Get to work by whatever method I feel like
Arrive at work no later than 840.
Import and price and sort stuff out till 1730
3.00am - 7:30am: Get woken up by toddler(s) wanting to get up. CBEEBIES on
8:00am: Feed toddlers breakfast, throw dog out for a wee
8:30am: Panic that it has got that late and rush out the house to get to work!
2:00pm - 5:00pm: Get home, have a shower, feed boys etc
12.00am: Bed and wonder why I am so knackered!
0500 - Alarm
0510 - shit, have a ciggie
0530 - get dressed, take locks off bike
0550- Have another cig, put bike gear and warm bike
0600- set off
0630 - Arrive, another ciggie, brew up, make some more toast
0700 - Handover (work)
1430/1500 - Get the frig out of work before i'm pestered into doing something else at work.
Up at 5:30, shave, teeth, coffee, out the house by about 5:50.
Get to work about 6:50, poo, shower, change and that. At my desk usually by about 7:15.
if I can't sleep I'll get up at 5:00 and take the dog out first but she hates going out for early walks.
A lot of ironing the shirt in the morning people. Also a lot of 20 minute people, impressive levels of efficiency in the latter.
05:45am - Alarm
05:50am - Up, breakfast, lycra
06:20am - On bike
08:30am - Arrive at work
08:45am - Sat at desk
6am: alarm goes off
1. Press snooze
2. Get smacked across face by large angry and hungry cat
3. Push cats off bed
4. Get up
5. Fall over cats
6. Go to toilet. With attendant cats
7. Try to go down stairs without getting legged up by cats
8. Open Fridge
9. Pull cats out of fridge
10. Feed the sodding cats
11. Make coffee.
12. Return to bed with coffee, finally in peace.
13. Drink enough coffee to come round sufficiently to be safe behind the wheel of a car (generally around 1 pint extra strong).
14. Clean teeth, get dressed, sort out face and hair.
15. Give up on face and hair
16. 7:30am - approx - set off to work
Arrive at work at about 8:10am.
wash and teefs
dress - out of door at 6:45
Work at 7:02-06 depending on traffic
6.30 Alarm hit snooze until somewhere between 7-7.20
Wash / shave / cycling kit on
Downstairs, Protien shake, bike out of shed,
Cycle to work, 5 miles anywhere between 15-20 minutes depending on lights, chosen bike and tired legs
Get to work at some point between 7.50 and 8.15, PC on, Coffee, emails etc
Shower when it becomes free at work and dress for the day (Normally before 9 )
Interspersed with this can be (Select randomly from list below)
Cuddles with Mrs Dom
Being woken by No1 child
Putting No1 on the loo for a wee
Getting No1 half dressed
Breakfast for no1
Milk for No2
Dog out for walk
Feed Dog etc etc
I should go to bed earlier and I`d be better in the mornings, but whatever I do, it takes me an hour to come round.
5. Fall over cats
6. Go to toilet. With attendant cats
you don't go to the toilet with the cats watching do you?
because that ain't right.
I'm surprised how few people have a poo of a morning.
Is there an 'only on the company's time even if it causes problems over a bank holiday weekend' policy in place or are you too polite to mention it?
6.01 Bathroom, the 3 S's
6.15 Get cycling kit on
6.20 Make drinks for me and wife, put washing machine on, packed lunches for me and/or the rest of the household, empty dishwasher, open up guinea pig hutch
6.35 Put packed lunch and rolled up shirt into pannier
6.40 Go upstairs to brush teeth and find wife still in shower having rolled over and gone back to sleep
6.45 Brush teeth, put on shoes and helmet, pick up pannier and keys, touch door handle.....get stopped by one or both of the kids coming downstairs wanting food and/or drink and/or kiss goodbye
6.55 Finally get on bike and head for work
7.45ish Arrive at desk. Log on. Stretch, drink glass of water, unpack pannier, tell admin my car space is free, check emails and work trays
8.15 Boss reminds me I'm still in cycling kit
I get up sometime between 7 and 8 always in work at 8.55 to start at 9am, the later I get up the less likely I am to be late as less chance of me getting distracted, when I need to get the kids to nursery on a Monday and Thursday the same shock and awe works with them, up, dressed, in the car, if I give them time to settle it's like herding cats! I wonder where they get that from?
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