Morning time was up until last Friday, a whirlwind of wake up early, have a cup of coffee and quick breakfast, shower and get ready for work, and shove off to sit in traffic for an hour before a day at the office. My schedule changed and now I have time to really enjoy my morning. I can blog, dream about the future, and enjoy multiple cups of coffee. I’m also getting a little more time with Mrs. Primate as our schedules are more similar now than they used to be. We’ve got kind of a lot going on in life right now with family, new careers, a home that requires a bit of upkeep and all of those trappings of life, but in the morning I feel like I have time to sit back and think of how good life is now, and how great it’s going to be in the future.
We have this fantasy dream plan of one day retiring and opening a bed and breakfast somewhere nice, meeting new people every day and letting our investment pay the costs of our retirement. That’s so far off that it really is just a dream at this point, but it’s nice to have a few minutes to focus some thought on it. In the three or four hours I have between waking up and getting ready for work I think about lots of things.
Sometimes I stare into the dark abyss of my coffee and think about morning coffees at various hotels in Europe, or at the Island Hotel in Bali. Lots of times I’ll read blogs like Chasing the Donkey and think about how nice it would be to live as an expat again. Sometimes I just think about what I want to have for dinner. It’s a far cry compared to the morning rush of the last six months or so. What’s even better is that as Mrs. Primate gets ready, the scents of her soaps and perfumes waft down the hall and tickle my nose, and I can just get up and walk over for a kiss. Yes, my mornings are bliss right now.